Tax Havens

Vince Cable

Cable to investigate tax haven subsidiaries

The business secretary has announced there will be a crackdown on firms that fail to disclose subsidiaries based in tax havens

07 Mar 2011


HMRC targets footballers' image rights

The taxman is in negotiations with Premier League clubs to claim players' unpaid tax accrued though image rights

21 Feb 2011

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EC ruling could "significantly" hit UK tax take

An EC request for the UK to withdraw two pieces of anti-avoidance tax legislation will harm the Exchequer

17 Feb 2011

Jersey risks tax take to stay on good side of the EU

Jersey had retained its 0% corporate tax rate, but has risked future tax take in order to remain a "good neighbour" to the EU

16 Feb 2011

Non-doms pay average tax of £48k a year

The 123,000 people with non-domicile status paid £5.9bn a year in tax last year

16 Feb 2011

Non-doms face new levy

Chancellor Osborne considers flat rate levy for all non-doms

07 Feb 2011

200% tax evasion penalties loom

HMRC could hit offshore tax evaders with 200% tax penalties

01 Feb 2011

Big Four criticised over tax haven offices

Big Four operates 81 offices in tax havens, according to research

01 Feb 2011

HSBC linked to US tax evasion case

US prosecutors allege unnamed bankers helped a client evade tax through offshore bank accounts in India

28 Jan 2011

Tax system: cleaner required

Proposals to simplify the hugely complex UK tax system don’t go far enough - it needs more than just a spring clean

27 Jan 2011

Arrests herald HMRC's new stance on tax evasion

Taxman gets tough: arrests over offshore accounts mark a new chapter in HMRC’s fight against tax evasion

27 Jan 2011

16,000 non-doms leave UK

Non-doms paid around £162m in a new tax levy in 2008-2009, according to Treasury estimates, but many have left the UK

13 Jan 2011

Barclays chief denies committee's tax avoidance claim

Bob Diamond refutes Treasury Select Committee accusation that the bank avoids UK tax

12 Jan 2011

Government set for £9bn offshore tax boost

The taxman's dealings with Liechtenstein and Switzerland set to boost Treasury coffers

11 Jan 2011

Beer giant accused of global tax dodge

SABMiller refutes allegations in report it deprives emerging nations of tax revenue

29 Nov 2010

Swiss to benefit from Irish tax increase

Increase in Irish corporation tax will push companies to Swizerland

22 Nov 2010

Tax: no laughing matter

Retiring Swiss finance minister Hans-Rudolf Merz became an internet hit after collapsing in laughter during a speech in parliament – but he has been serious in trying to change the country’s tax secrecy rules

04 Nov 2010

Swiss deal drives taxpayers to Liechtenstein amnesty

Information exchange agreement with Switzerland could drive taxpayers to Liechtenstein amnesty

28 Oct 2010

Swiss veto UBS accounts handover

Swiss ministers reject handover of UBS accounts details to the Internal Revenue Service

09 Jun 2010

Hartnett targets Swiss accounts in fight against tax evasion

HMRC's deal with information exchange deal with Liechtenstein may lead to further agreements with other tax havens

21 Jan 2010

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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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