Tax Avoidance

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Tax naming and shaming could be extended to banks under HMRC plans

Banks could be named and shamed by HMRC if they are found to be facilitating tax avoidance

18 Jun 2013

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Colin: Hey diddle (tax) diddle

Colin offers his assessment of the pressure on 'tax havens'

17 Jun 2013

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Don't COP out of guiding clients through tax mire

Anita Brook of Accounts Assist gives a hands-on guide to Code of Practice 9

17 Jun 2013

Cameron hails ‘tax havens’ agreement “step forward”

Crown dependencies sign "vital" agreement on tax transparency ahead of G8 summit

17 Jun 2013

Tax havens hit back at G8 pressure

Senior ministers from the Isle of Man and Jersey criticise G8 leaders after accusations the islands facillitate tax avoidance and evasion

14 Jun 2013

Colin: Don't panic! (about avoidance)

Colin succinctly rounds up the latest court ruling on tax avoidance and advisers' responsiblities

14 Jun 2013

GAAR panel chair should be allowed to choose own people

Stakeholders should refrain from trying to influence the composition of the GAAR advisory panel

13 Jun 2013

PAC member Mitchell to assemble group to apply for GAAR panel posts

Labour MP and PAC member Austin Mitchell recommends his own candidates for inclusion on the GAAR panel

13 Jun 2013

PAC calls for “full HMRC investigation” into Google’s tax position

Following May's hearing, the Public Accounts Committee calls for a "full investigation" into Google's UK tax affairs

13 Jun 2013

No unitary taxation “any time soon”, Lords told

OECD director Pascal Saint-Amans tells the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee more practical solutions to profit shifting should be sought

13 Jun 2013

HMRC closes down employee benefit trust scheme

A tax avoidance scheme involving employee benefits trusts has been shut down by HMRC

12 Jun 2013

Thames Water accused of tax avoidance

Thames Water is accused of "morally questionable" tax practices after it took advantage of government capital allowances on investment in infrastructure

11 Jun 2013

Don't panic! is the message despite avoidance scheme ruling

What at face value appears to be a significant ruling on accountants' duties may not be the watershed it appears, say advisers

07 Jun 2013

Cameron summons tax havens to Westminster

Senior ministers from ten Crown dependencies are summoned to Westminster in order to discuss a tax disclosure deal

05 Jun 2013

HMRC “must be more aggressive and assertive”, Hodge tells Lords

HMRC must challenge more businesses and tax avoidance schemes more aggressively, according chair of the Public Accounts Committee Margaret Hodge

05 Jun 2013

Analysis: OECD aims to fix corporate taxes within two years

The OECD and UN contributed towards a week of high-level discussion on tax avoidance. Accountancy Age follows the developments

03 Jun 2013

HMRC launches bid to close offshore NIC tax gap

HMRC steps up efforts to close offshore intermediaries tax loophole

31 May 2013

HMRC shuts £190m tax avoidance scheme

HM Revenue & Customs shuts down tax avoidance scheme operated by NT Advisors which has protected about £190m in tax revenue

31 May 2013

Unitary taxation a “daft” idea, say readers

Taxing multinationals on a unitary basis is "daft", say Accountancy Age readers

30 May 2013

Colin: The Apple of Irish eyes?

Colin wonders whether Apple cut a tax deal with Ireland after allegations made by US senators

29 May 2013

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

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The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

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

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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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