Bruised PwC wants DOTAS clarification

I note PwC has issued an intriguing reaction to the consultation on extending disclosure of tax avoidance schemes legislation.

The firm’s head of tax policy, Mary Monfries, said: “We are positive that the government is entering into a consultation on this subject. We welcome the opportunity for there to be a proper debate to clarify what constitutes unacceptable tax avoidance vs acceptable tax planning…”

Although ostensibly non-committal, could it be that the request for clarification on what constitutes unacceptable tax planning be borne out of the fact a PwC-marketed scheme was shut down by the Revenue just last week? Of course, the firm said they’d already changed their policy on what was a ‘legacy’ case.

Just a thought.

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