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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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Accountant arrested over suspected £2m VAT fraud

Four men arrested, including an accountant, in dawn raids over alleged VAT scam

06 Nov 2014

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Taking Stock: HMRC looks to go viral with tax avoidance pointers

TS wonders whether HMRC could ever effectively break into the world of viral content

05 Nov 2014

Migrants to suffer if 'strict liability' tax rules enacted, warns LITRG

Migrants to the UK may find small amounts earned in their home country could see them fall foul of proposed strict liability law on offshore tax evasion, warns Low Incomes Tax Reform Group chairman Anthony Thomas

05 Nov 2014

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Treasury to send tax breakdowns to 24 million taxpayers

04 Nov 2014

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

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

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

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