Tax Avoidance

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Cable: Advisers progress in addressing avoidance concerns

Vince Cable sees accountants moving in the right direction on facing up to tax avoidance issues

12 Jul 2013

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Quarter of large-scale tax settlements declined under new system

Initial Tax Assurance Commissioner report outlines newly-established tax dispute settlement system

04 Jul 2013

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Gauke hints at business tax reform

Exchequer secretary David Gauke suggests work with the OECD could close loopholes allowing companies to shift profits into low-tax jurisdictions

28 Jun 2013

PwC accused of helping NHS avoid tax

PwC is accused, along with financial services firm Liaison, of helping NHS trusts avoid VAT on temporary staff.

28 Jun 2013

Leader: Everyone's a loser in Starbucks tax mess

Starbucks' tax move does little to satisfy anyone, claims Kevin Reed

24 Jun 2013

Starbucks tax payments a bizarre move

The public's mood hasn't set tax bills before, so why is it setting Starbucks'?, asks Calum Fuller

24 Jun 2013

Starbucks outlines corporation tax payments

Dropping tax deductions, and the evolution of the business, is likely to see Starbucks consistently pay corporation tax

24 Jun 2013

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

Colin: Hey diddle (tax) diddle

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

17 Jun 2013

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

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