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Analysis: The PAC and the merits of tax reliefs

Andrew Goodall reflects on the Commons public accounts committee inquiry into UK tax reliefs

11 Apr 2014

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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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Digital purchases set to carry VAT

Government plans would see VAT charged on digital goods from January

24 Mar 2014

HMRC ramps up asset seizures to pay VAT bills

Asset seizures to cover business VAT bills increases 14-fold in five years

17 Mar 2014

HMRC to abandon Bitcoin VAT

Bitcoin transactions will not attract VAT, HMRC confirms

05 Mar 2014

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

First-tier tribunal rules against HMRC in VAT dispute

19 Feb 2014

Jailed tax fraudster must pay back £3.3m

A VAT fraudster is given a year to repay

10 Dec 2013

Spot the Ball VAT claim to be heard in April

Sportech looks to benefit, even if it loses VAT appeal

13 Nov 2013

European Commission challenges France over e-book VAT

European Commission refers France to courts over its persistence in charging reduced VAT on e-books

12 Nov 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

Cross-border VAT dispute system trialled across EU

HMRC in 13-nation cross-border VAT dispute resolution trial

06 Nov 2013

EU to treble UK VAT reporting obligations

European Commission wants standard VAT filing obligations across Europe

24 Oct 2013

HMRC launches VAT taskforce

HMRC targets VAT evaders in Scotland and Northern Ireland

16 Oct 2013

PAC criticises HMRC over tobacco smuggling yields

HMRC needs to improve methods of tackling tobacco smuggling, says Public Accounts Committee

10 Oct 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

HMRC admits losing 60% of VAT penalty cases

Some 60% of HMRC decisions on VAT penalties are overturned upon appeal, according to data in the tax assurance commissioner's report

10 Jul 2013

UK businesses owe £2.5bn in VAT to HMRC

UK businesses owe £2.5bn in overdue VAT, with HMRC increasingly using asset seizures to make up the difference, according to Syscap

02 Jul 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

Fund managers dodge VAT bullet on transaction fees

Discretionary fund management transaction fees to remain VAT exempt, says HMRC

26 Jun 2013

HMRC refused £80m VAT appeal

Taxman refused appeal to take VAT battle against Sportech to Upper Tribunal

03 Jun 2013

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