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Littlewoods VAT court win leaves HMRC with £1.2bn bill

High Court ruling sees HMRC facing huge VAT repayment bill

28 Mar 2014

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Mehjoo case gives firms greater certainty

Dispute between firm Harben Barker and former client threatened imposition of opposing requirements on advisers

26 Mar 2014

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

26 Mar 2014

Adviser wins as Mehjoo tax negligence ruling overturned

Court of Appeal overturns High Court negligence ruling over failure to advice him of Bearer Warrant avoidance scheme

25 Mar 2014

Celebs to pay up for avoidance scheme ahead of court battle

Film scheme investors first to fall foul of taxman's new avoidance policy

10 Mar 2014

HMRC loses pensions contributions Supreme Court tax case

Employers' pensions contributions are not earnings for tax purposes, the Supreme Court finds

05 Mar 2014

M&S claims further Supreme Court cross-border tax victory

Supreme Court rejects claims made by HMRC blocking cross-border loss relief

21 Feb 2014

ECJ ruling could see HMRC make £115m payment to golf clubs

First-tier tribunal rules against HMRC in VAT dispute

19 Feb 2014

‘Pay-up first’ anti-tax avoidance rule not justified

Steps to compel people in disputed tax avoidance schemes to pay up before taking cases through courts are unconstitutional, writes Cormac Marum

07 Feb 2014

Contractor loan scheme scuppered at tribunal

HMRC adds scheme to Spotlights guidelines following its dismissal

07 Jan 2014

Eclipse 35 film scheme shut down in upper tribunal

Film scheme risking £600m in taxes defeated in tribunal

02 Jan 2014

Taking Stock: Fondness for food could cost you tax breaks

When becoming non-domiciled, ensure you loose all emotional ties with the UK to avoid subsequent tax enquiries

27 Nov 2013

Centrica seeks £6m business rate refund

British Gas owner's claim dates back to 2005

19 Nov 2013

Practitioners left in difficult position over clients' tax affairs

An uncomfortable tension exists between the politcal climate around tax avoidance and recent court rulings, leaving practitioners in limbo

30 Oct 2013

HMRC launches Alternative Dispute Resolution service

Facility to resolve disputes before they reach tribunal is launched nationwide by HM Revenue & Customs

03 Sep 2013

HMRC halts £135m stamp duty avoidance scheme

A tax tribunal shuts down £135m stamp duty avoidance scheme

16 Jul 2013

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

HMRC closes down employee benefit trust scheme

A tax avoidance scheme involving employee benefits trusts has been shut down by HMRC

12 Jun 2013

Glacially slow progress in M&S group tax relief case

Despite M&S winning original European ruling on group tax relief claims in 2005, eight years on there are still loose ends

03 Jun 2013

M&S wins tax reliefs appeal in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court rules in favour of Marks & Spencer in its claim for tax relief on losses incurred by closing German and Belgian subsidiaries

23 May 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?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

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With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

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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