Tax Avoidance

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Bankers delayed bonuses for tax advantage, claims Labour

Labour MP Catherine McKinnell says bankers delaying bonuses to take advantage of a tax rate drop are damaging the UK's standard of living

05 Aug 2013

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PAC to turn attention to tax breaks for phone networks

The Public Accounts Committee queries tax breaks used by mobile phone networks

01 Aug 2013

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Lords call for fundamental review of corporation tax system

A fundamental review of the way companies are taxed should be undertaken by the Treasury, says the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee

31 Jul 2013

HMRC plans daily checks against “rogue” tax avoidance firms

Daily checks could be employed to prevent abusive tax arrangements reaching market under new proposals

29 Jul 2013

Europe throws weight behind OECD tax avoidance curbs

José Barroso and Herman van Rompuy express their support for the OECD tax action plan in a letter sent to EU heads of state

26 Jul 2013

UK/Swiss monthly tax information exchange set to begin

Tax information is to be exchanged on a monthly basis between the UK and Switzerland from 31 July

26 Jul 2013

G20 gets behind calls for global tax information exchange

Automatic tax information exchanges similar to the UK's agreements with its Crown dependencies should be rolled out globally, the G20 says

23 Jul 2013

GAAR panel membership announced

HM Revenue & Customs releases names of GAAR panel members

22 Jul 2013

HMRC yet to collect £2bn in unpaid tax held in offshore trusts

Less than a quarter of £3bn of tax sheltered in employee benefits trust has been collected by HM Revenue & Customs

22 Jul 2013

Colin: HMRC takes wind out of P&O sales

Colin suggests a new adornment for P&O's ferries after tribunal ruling

19 Jul 2013

HMRC sinks P&O tax scheme

Courts describe P&O tax scheme as an "elaborate trick" designed to exploit the rules

19 Jul 2013

OECD to unveil business tax avoidance action plan to G20

The OECD outlines its proposals to address tax base erosion by multinational businesses

19 Jul 2013

HMRC halts £135m stamp duty avoidance scheme

A tax tribunal shuts down £135m stamp duty avoidance scheme

16 Jul 2013

Cable: Advisers progress in addressing avoidance concerns

Vince Cable sees accountants moving in the right direction on facing up to tax avoidance issues

12 Jul 2013

Quarter of large-scale tax settlements declined under new system

Initial Tax Assurance Commissioner report outlines newly-established tax dispute settlement system

04 Jul 2013

Gauke hints at business tax reform

Exchequer secretary David Gauke suggests work with the OECD could close loopholes allowing companies to shift profits into low-tax jurisdictions

28 Jun 2013

PwC accused of helping NHS avoid tax

PwC is accused, along with financial services firm Liaison, of helping NHS trusts avoid VAT on temporary staff.

28 Jun 2013

Leader: Everyone's a loser in Starbucks tax mess

Starbucks' tax move does little to satisfy anyone, claims Kevin Reed

24 Jun 2013

Starbucks tax payments a bizarre move

The public's mood hasn't set tax bills before, so why is it setting Starbucks'?, asks Calum Fuller

24 Jun 2013

Starbucks outlines corporation tax payments

Dropping tax deductions, and the evolution of the business, is likely to see Starbucks consistently pay corporation tax

24 Jun 2013

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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