Tax Evasion

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HMRC targets evasion in further powers push

People holding undeclared accounts offshore could face prison terms even if they did not intend to evade tax under HMRC proposals

15 Apr 2014

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Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

10 Apr 2014

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UK steps up tax fight against offshore account holders

HMRC launches offshore crackdown campaign, as G20 steps up co-ordination in tax information sharing accord

24 Feb 2014

HMRC issues letters to Cayman Islands evaders

HMRC acts on information received through automatic information disclosure facility to contact evaders

20 Jan 2014

Nearly 700 tax cheats convicted in 2013

HMRC convictions for tax fraud rise by more than 200

03 Jan 2014

Get your FATCA facts right

A number of investments require both accountants and banks to work together to stay on the right side of anti-tax evasion rules

13 Dec 2013

AS2013: HMRC to improve systems to cope with information exchanges

HMRC to be given further tools against offshore tax evasion

05 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: German tax authorities find Nazis’ looted art stash

German tax authorities find a haul of 1,500 paintings looted by the Nazis during a tax investigation

06 Nov 2013

Government registry of beneficial ownership to come in

David Cameron announces register of UK company owners

01 Nov 2013

HMRC launches VAT taskforce

HMRC targets VAT evaders in Scotland and Northern Ireland

16 Oct 2013

HMRC in “corporate corruption” - tycoon’s estranged wife

The wife of property and telecoms tycoon Scot Young claims HMRC gave her husband "bizarre support" in divorce proceedings

03 Oct 2013

HMRC targets company directors in clampdown

HMRC launches a taskforce to target company directors withholding tax monies

19 Sep 2013

HMRC updates tax fugitives’ gallery

Taxman updates rogues' gallery of alleged tax fraudsters in a bid to collect hundreds of millions of pounds of lost revenue

09 Aug 2013

Tax evasion criminal prosecutions more than double

HM Revenue & Customs targets middle-class professionals as it steps up its campaign against tax evasion

05 Aug 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

HMRC launches taskforces in holiday and restaurant industries

HM Revenue & Customs launches a new wave of taskforces as it attempts to maximise its tax yield

12 Jul 2013

Serious tax evasion cases hit a five year low

Instances of tax evasion cases exceeding £50,000 down 16% on last year and 36% from its peak in 2010

24 Jun 2013

G8 tax evasion action plan an “anti-climax”

After releasing a ten-point action plan on tax evasion, the G8's proposals have been branded an "anti-climax" by advisers

19 Jun 2013

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Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

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