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Benefits of devolved tax must outweigh costs, says ICAS

In its submission to the Smith Commission - currently thrashing out which powers should be devolved following September's highly charged devolution vote - ICAS urged the commission to ensure that the devolution of income taxes should be carefully implemented on a step by step basis to avoid 'the risk of unintended consequences'

31 Oct 2014

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Osborne hails 'remarkable progress' made in global tax co-ordination

George Osborne welcomes direction of travel set by OECD members in fight against tax evasion

30 Oct 2014

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OECD strikes global deal on automatic tax information sharing

OECD member countries will automatically exchange data on individuals' tax affairs after agreement is struck

29 Oct 2014

Devolution of tax powers to Scotland could overstretch HMRC

ICAEW tax chief warns further devolution of tax powers to Scotland could see HMRC struggle to cope

29 Oct 2014

Indirect tax levies rise 49% over ten years

A shift in the tax base toward indirect taxes sees an overall 43% increase in yield

29 Oct 2014

HMRC pays out £400k to tax-dodge informants

Record sum paid to those tipping off HM Revenue & Customs about tax avoidance activity

27 Oct 2014

HMRC set to miss £3bn LDF target

The Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility has raised £833m with just 18 months left to run

23 Oct 2014

Osborne posits tax breaks for London NFL team

The chancellor dangles tax break carrot in front of NFL over prospect of securing London-based American football outpost

23 Oct 2014

Baker Tilly adds two to London tax team

Baker Tilly appoint Caroline Rai and Adrian Benosiglio as tax partners

21 Oct 2014

Labour to hit £3m homes with £10k mansion tax

Labour mansion tax plans could include substantial rise for homes over £3m

21 Oct 2014

Tax gap climbs to 6.8%

Tax shortfall up as figures for 2011/12 revised down

17 Oct 2014

Uber referred to HMRC over tax affairs

Taxi supply app faces questions over its tax position and corporate structure

16 Oct 2014

HMRC workers on strike over pay and job cuts

200,000 PCS members expected to strike today over pension, privatisation, pay and job losses

15 Oct 2014

HMRC should not bypass courts – CIoT's Fairpo

CIoT president Anne Fairpo criticises range of HMRC powers introduced over the course of the year which allow it to sidestep the courts

15 Oct 2014

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

13 Oct 2014

ATT calls for HMRC RTI investigation

Association of Taxation Technicians describes need for review of tax reporting system as "urgent"

10 Oct 2014

Holyrood uses first-time tax powers to set land taxes

Edinburgh uses its tax-setting powers during the Scottish Budget

10 Oct 2014

‘Hundreds of thousands’ hit by second HMRC blunder

Further HMRC miscalculations leave thousands of taxpayers facing uncertainty over their tax position

10 Oct 2014

Clegg looks to cut income tax and ease workers' NI burden

Income tax and National Insurance cuts for the poor to be paid for by the rich, says the Lib Dem leader

08 Oct 2014

There is ‘moral dimension’ to tax, claims PwC chairman

Dennis Nally resurrects morality versus law debate in tax affairs

07 Oct 2014

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

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Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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