Tax Avoidance

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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

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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

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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

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

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