Tax Avoidance

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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

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Colin: The Devil's Panorama

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

19 Sep 2013

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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

Montpelier directors charged over alleged £1m tax fraud

CEO Watkin Gittins and former Montpelier Tax Consultants director Martin Calcutt charged over alleged charity relief fraud

20 Aug 2013

Government allays fears of online sales tax

Letter from David Gauke to online retailers suggests that a separate online sales tax is unlikely

19 Aug 2013

Changes to partnership taxation - the next chapter

Practices must be up to speed with proposals to deal with LLP taxation: not just for their clients, but for themselves, warns David Webster

15 Aug 2013

Avoidance warnings are backfiring

Political pressure on big companies' tax avoidance tactics risk such indignation that others follow suit, warns Andy White

15 Aug 2013

HMRC wins £68m stamp duty land tax case

Taxman successfully challenges SDLT avoidance scheme in judgment affecting 87 follower cases

14 Aug 2013

Tax advisers could face £1m fines in HMRC crackdown

HMRC launches crackdown on tax avoidance targeting scheme advisers and promoters - and plans penalties of up to £1m

13 Aug 2013

Tax changes loom for partnerships as consultation ends

Government to address disguised employment and profit and loss manipulation in LLPs

09 Aug 2013

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

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

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

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