Tax Avoidance

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Ireland closes tax loophole used by corporates such as Apple

Ireland plans to close loophole that allows companies to declare they have no tax domicile

16 Oct 2013

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Alliance Boots accused of £1.1bn tax avoidance

Trade union Unite and charity War on Want produce report suggesting Boots's parent company Alliance Boots has avoided £1.1bn UK tax since 2008

15 Oct 2013

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Wonga in tax avoidance strategy, claims Corporate Watch

A Swiss subsidiary allows Wonga to mitigate its UK corporation tax liability, claims lobbyists

14 Oct 2013

HMRC ups ante in warning leaflet to would-be tax avoiders

HMRC circulates leaflet warning of dangers of tax avoidance schemes

10 Oct 2013

Controversy after Facebook pays no UK corporation tax

Facebook criticised after paying no corporation tax in UK

09 Oct 2013

PwC’s Powell says international tax no longer fit for purpose

PwC chairman and senior partner says tax regime needs to evolve with the times

04 Oct 2013

Google nearly doubles UK tax payments, but criticism persists

Google's tax payments for 2012 just shy of £12m, up from £6m the previous year

01 Oct 2013

Tax cases double in four years

Tax tribunal cases near 27,000

23 Sep 2013

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23 Sep 2013

Labour wants construction industry tax avoidance stamped out

Many sub-contractors are 'employed', and should be treated so for tax purposes, argues Labour

20 Sep 2013

PAC: Government slack on stopping tax avoidance

The government should use its "buying power" to ensure suppliers don't engage in tax avoidance, says Public Accounts Committee

20 Sep 2013

HMRC refunds to be withheld in suspected avoidance cases

HMRC is to withhold refunds until it is certain claimants are not engaged in tax avoidance

20 Sep 2013

Colin: The Devil's Panorama

Colin shares his views after viewing the BBC's Panorama documentary on tax avoidance

19 Sep 2013

HMRC targets company directors in clampdown

HMRC launches a taskforce to target company directors withholding tax monies

19 Sep 2013

Panorama programme over-simplifies avoidance debate

Accountancy deserves a greater mainstream voice after a BBC Panorama investigation into tax avoidance largely caricatured profession

18 Sep 2013

Treasury to push on with partnership crackdown

Danny Alexander announces tough new guidelines for LLPs

17 Sep 2013

Shares-for-rights scheme offers avoidance opportunity

Warnings from the IFS over tax avoidance opportunities offered by the government's shares-for-rights scheme are being borne out, claim advisers

16 Sep 2013

GAAR panel member steps down after Panorama sting

Tax adviser on GAAR panel resigns over comments made prior to taking post

16 Sep 2013

Tax avoidance “not legal duty”, claims law firm

There is no duty for companies to mitigate tax bills for shareholders' benefit, says law firm Farrer & Co

10 Sep 2013

G20 poised to sign tax avoidance agreement

G20 leaders are to sign an agreement clamping down on tax avoidance at St Petersberg meeting

05 Sep 2013

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