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Cameron pledges tax cuts if re-elected in 2015

Upping the 10p and 40p rate to new thresholds on the cards if Conservatives re-elected

01 Oct 2014

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Pay £1.6m or another decade in jail, ex-ATT president warned

Former AAT president Andrew Meeson must repay £1.6m over a £5m pension tax fraud, or face a further ten years in jail

01 Oct 2014

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HMRC gains pay packet tax debt collection powers

High earners with large tax debts face PAYE deductions of up to £17,000 a year under new powers

30 Sep 2014

Conservatives promise to scrap 55% pensions ‘death tax’

Pensioners will be able to leave a much greater portion of their pension pots to wider variety of people with the abolition of the 55% rate

29 Sep 2014

ICAEW chief bemoans 'lack of detail' in Ed Balls action plan

Michael Izza disappointed at the lack of book balancing detail in Ed Balls Budget plan

23 Sep 2014

Can Sage keep 75% of corporate tax clients post-Thomson Reuters?

Termination of Thomson Reuters tie-up leaves Sage with challenge retaining clients

23 Sep 2014

UK ‘leading' country-by-country reporting, claims Treasury

Treasury announces UK commitment to OECD country-by-country reporting plan

22 Sep 2014

OECD tax recommendations have teeth, say practitioners

OECD recommendations given warm reception by tax practitioners

19 Sep 2014

ECJ ruling to add huge VAT bill on banks and insurers

Ruling between Skandia America and the Swedish Tax Authority increases VAT burden on financial institutions

17 Sep 2014

Scotland on cusp of securing massive tax-raising powers

Scotland set to receive raft of new tax-raising powers regardless of referendum result

17 Sep 2014

Montpelier CEO cleared of tax dodging after 'humiliating' HMRC climb down

Watkin Gittins cleared of cheating the public revenue of £1m, as the long-running tax saga ends in ignominy for the CPS and HMRC

17 Sep 2014

Conservative MP implicated in tax avoidance scheme

MP for Torridge and West Devon Geoffrey Cox QC invested in Pheonix Film Partners, an investment scheme under HMRC investigation

15 Sep 2014

'Thousands' of pay-up tax notices to hit doormats

HMRC aims to issue 2,500 advanced payment notices to tax avoiders per month by end of 2014

12 Sep 2014

Colin: Alas! Tax! We knew it well

Colin speculates on how theatres might feel about tax relief

12 Sep 2014

Farmer jailed over £1.4m VAT fraud

Aston Martin and speedboat purchased before farmer flees to Zimbabawe to avoid prosecution

10 Sep 2014

HMRC confirms RTI late fees phase-in

Penalties for late RTI PAYE filings are to be phased in from October

10 Sep 2014

HMRC set for technological step-change, claims non-exec

HMRC is to improve and increase its use of technology, lead non-executive director Ian Barlow confirms

09 Sep 2014

Jason Lester appointed EY’s head of tax in the UK & Ireland

Jason Lester named as UK & Ireland managing partner for tax at EY

09 Sep 2014

Thomson Reuters terminates Sage licence/distribution deal

Thomson Reuters ends licence and distribution agreement with Sage

08 Sep 2014

No immunity for £77m vaccine tax avoidance scheme

Scheme seeking to exploit research and development tax reliefs is shut down in upper-tier tribunal

05 Sep 2014

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Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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