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Two-pronged ‘Google tax’ ‘difficult to apply’, claim advisers

Advisers concerned over application of new rule and political implications, writes Calum Fuller

10 Dec 2014

Edinburgh

Devolved Scottish tax powers must be managed carefully, say advisers

Devolved taxation powers to Scotland could distort economy if managed poorly, but advisers praise pragmatism of move

28 Nov 2014

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Bangladesh audit reform moves forward, despite disagreements

A power struggle between Bangladeshi institutes fails to halt move towards stronger audit and accounting regulation

20 Nov 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

OECD tax recommendations have teeth, say practitioners

OECD recommendations given warm reception by tax practitioners

19 Sep 2014

Judicial review opens ACCA disciplinaries to judges' findings

A judicial review outlines where judges comments in previous court cases may be admissible in the institute's disciplinary hearings

08 Sep 2014

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

11 Aug 2014

HMRC crackdown could result in spike in non-DOTAS schemes

With DOTAS labeled the 'kiss of death' for avoidance schemes, Calum Fuller looks at the direction the tax avoidance market is taking

11 Aug 2014

Top 50+50: From 2009 to 2014 - what has changed?

Accountancy Age compares the 2009 Top 50 survey to our latest figures, and draws out the direction of travel for the profession

24 Jul 2014

Top 50+50: Regulatory pressures stratifying audit market

Audit regulation helps stabilise fees for biggest firms, but pricing environment remains difficult for much of the profession

24 Jul 2014

Top 50+50: Firms continue tax growth despite LLP distraction

Firms consolidate growth of tax functions following legislatively trying year, Top 50+50 data shows

24 Jul 2014

Top 50+50: IPs struggle for fees as zombie companies live on

Work is thin on the ground for IPs as zombie companies stagger on despite hopes of an uptick in business as economy rebounds

23 Jul 2014

Accountancy Age Top 50+50 2013

Welcome to the latest Accountancy Age Top 50+50 survey of the UK's biggest firms

23 Jul 2014

Conceptual differences hamper lease accounting project

Attempts by IASB and FASB to hammer out new lease accounting standard hampered by 'conceptual difference of opinion', finds Naomi Rainey

15 Jul 2014

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

07 Jul 2014

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

25 Jun 2014

Extended audit and audit committee reports produce varied results

KPMG’s survey finds a variety of risks and approaches in extended auditor and audit committee reports

20 Jun 2014

US pivotal to OECD tax plan

The US's corporate tax regime is playing a crucial role in the base erosion and profit shifting the OECD is trying to address, writes Calum Fuller

20 May 2014

#AAYP 2014: Could new LLP tax rules impede careers?

Calum Fuller considers whether the changes made by the government to the tax treatment of LLPs remove a vital stepping stone provided by salaried partnership

06 May 2014

More to come despite UK Tobin Tax court knockback

The EU's Court of Justice only ruled against claim on its prematurity, not merits of argument

01 May 2014

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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