Tax Avoidance

ireland-introduction

Ireland defends tax regime after US' “tax haven” claims

Ireland is set to officially reject claims it is acting as a tax haven

28 May 2013

Interview: New IFAC chief executive Fayez Choudhury

Choudhury talks about ramping up the global accountancy representative's offering - while trying to make sure the profession isn't misunderstood

28 May 2013

Houses of Parliament London

Drop corporate tax rate to 10%, say Conservative MPs

A lower corporate tax rate would make the UK more competitive and help discourage tax avoidance, claims group of MPs

24 May 2013

Companies should be up-front on tax affairs, say readers

Companies must ensure they are transparent on their tax position if they don't want their affairs scrutinised, say readers

22 May 2013

Country-by-country reporting “daft”, House of Lords told

Country-by-country reporting risks the UK's tax sovereignty, the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee hears

22 May 2013

Apple boss defends its core tax strategy

Tim Cook hits back at senate subcommittee claims of Apple avoiding billions of dollars in tax

22 May 2013

Apple subsidiaries “not tax-resident anywhere”

Three Ireland-based subsidiaries of Apple appear to not be tax-resident anywhere on Earth, a US Senate committee says

21 May 2013

Profession reaches end of its tether with PAC

After the Public Accounts Committee's latest hearing - in which it heavily criticised Google's tax affairs - many advisers have had enough

17 May 2013

Amazon back in firing line over £2.4m 2012 tax bill

Billions of pounds in sales to the UK public channelled through a Luxembourg affiliate

16 May 2013

Naming tax avoidance scheme promoters risky, warn tax heads

Naming and shaming tax avoidance promoters may simply advertise their services, institute tax heads warn lords

15 May 2013

Osborne calls on EU ministers to sign information-sharing deal

The chancellor calls on fellow European finance ministers to rubber-stamp an automatic tax information-sharing directive

14 May 2013

Decisive action needed on tax disclosure

A shift towards greater tax transparency is inevitable for both practice and business, but under what guise?

09 May 2013

Greater tax transparency “may not be panacea”, warns E&Y

Introducing greater tax transparency could both hurt business and still not provide further understanding to stakeholders, Ernst & Young warns

08 May 2013

Colin: Google 'double take'

Colin takes a somewhat irreverent look at the Public Accounts Committee's work

03 May 2013

Interview: Exchequer secretary David Gauke

Exchequer secretary to the Treasury David Gauke talks tax, RTI, business and the accountancy profession

25 Apr 2013

HSBC and Barclays in £2.6bn tax shortfall, says Tax Justice Network

A report produced by Tax Justice Network suggests Barclays and HSBC underpaid corporation tax by £2.6bn

25 Apr 2013

Has partners' tax status been turned upside down in the Budget?

Lawyers consider the implications of government plans to crack down on 'partners' who are, in fact, 'employees' for tax purposes

19 Apr 2013

GAAR guidance sensibly manages expectations

After months of speculation and uncertainty, HMRC's efforts to manage what is expected of the General Anti-Abuse Rule are sensible, but could be too late

18 Apr 2013

Taking Stock: Avoiding avoidance at Portcullis House

TS attended a an international tax avoidance debate at Portcullis House

18 Apr 2013

HMRC appoints head of GAAR advisory panel

Guidance illustrating the scope of the General Anti-Abuse Rule is released alongside news of Patrick Mears' appointment

16 Apr 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?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

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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