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Livingston FC deducted points after tax failure

Scottish Championship club docked five points and fined £10,000 over tax on player bonuses in 2010/11 season

25 Nov 2014

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Backlog of tax disputes reaches record high

Backlog of tax disputes waiting to be heard rises to a new record high of 27,246, Pinsent Masons says

24 Nov 2014

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Claims consultant banned for compensating himself ahead of HMRC

Claims consultant Richard Render disqualified as a company director for six years for failing to pay tax but paying himself instead

24 Nov 2014

'Tears' will follow Scottish tax devolution plans, warns Darling

Handing over Scottish income tax powers while removing voting rights will create a split that adds great risk to improving the economy, warns Alistair Darling

24 Nov 2014

Industry gives cautious welcome to HMRC DRD backtrack

ICAEW chief executive Michael Izza said the institute would keep a careful eye on the passage of this legislation through parliament to ensure the commitments were not watered down

21 Nov 2014

NAO: Treasury and HMRC ‘lack framework’ for tax reliefs

NAO finds Treasury and HMRC do not adequately monitor effectiveness of tax reliefs

21 Nov 2014

HMRC's draconian DRD plans diluted after wave of opposition

Treasury's DRD plans now come with safeguards to prevent state abuse - such as taxpayers having the right of appeal at court before funds removed

21 Nov 2014

GP & Met Police forensic examiner guilty of £700k tax fraud

Khaled Yasin was paid £1.3m as a forensic medical examiner for the Met Police, but only paid tax on £655,955 of that money, deftly avoiding a £300,000 tax bill

18 Nov 2014

HMRC roasted for glacial pace at tackling tax avoiders

Hodge blasts HMRC's action against tax avoiders as "unacceptably slow, putting tax revenues at risk"

18 Nov 2014

OTS launches employment status and tax penalties projects

OTS to examine effectiveness of current employment status regime and that of tax-related penalties

17 Nov 2014

Osborne to waive Band Aid 30 VAT

Treasury confirms VAT will not be charged on collaborative charity single

17 Nov 2014

Starbucks’ Dutch tax deal potentially illegal – EU

EU launches investigation into relationship between Starbucks and Netherlands

14 Nov 2014

Labour promise to double penalties for tax avoiders

No-compromise stance outlined by shadow chancellor Ed Balls who pledged a Labour government would double the penalties for those caught by HMRC's General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR)

14 Nov 2014

No one solution to tax avoidance issue – Maugham

Speaking at the ICAEW's Hardman Lecture, Devereux Tax Chambers' Jolyon Maugham warns that despite 'heavy lifting' on tax avoidance being done, vigilance is still required

12 Nov 2014

UK could water down Patent Box after Germany compromise

Compromise could see Patent Box regime significantly restricted

12 Nov 2014

The Practitioner: Kids make more sense than clients

As The Practitioner tries to simplify workflow, an appreciation of a child-like attitude to debt is formed

11 Nov 2014

HMRC reclaims £3.65bn in unpaid taxes

HMRC specialist takes record yield, law firm Pinsent Masons finds

10 Nov 2014

London property amasses 90% of HMRCs high-end tax bonanza

The latest figures show the taxman raised £100m through the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) in 2013-14, with the capital contributing £89m.

07 Nov 2014

Taxman probes two thirds of Britain's biggest companies

Jennie Granger, the taxman's director general of enforcement and compliance, told an HMRC stakeholder conference that the majority of the probes covered "multiple issues

06 Nov 2014

Luxembourg at centre of tax avoidance furore

Investigation reveals European principality acted as conduit for businesses seeking to drive down tax bills

06 Nov 2014

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