Chancellor Alistair Darling and Christine Lagarde, the French minister for
economy, industry and employment, have signed a comprehensive double taxation
convention for consideration by the House of Commons later this year.
Darling said the new convention represented ‘continued progress in our
efforts to modernise our network of double taxation conventions and marks a
valuable step forward with one of the UK’s most important trading and investment
partners’, according to
The convention will enter into force and replace the existing convention of
1968 after passing through the parliamentary systems of both countries.
A convention with France signed on 28 January 28, 2004 will now not be
presented to Parliament and will therefore not enter into force.
Tax evaders are set to face tough new sanctions under plans detailed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) today
HMRC has outlined a change in VAT policy to the treatment of dwellings that have been formed from either the construction of new buildings, or from the conversion of non-residential buildings
I will feel slightly awkward when I write to the client who is about to receive a large invoice from the PAYE expert, offering him the fee protection going forward
Plans to fine accountants, tax planners and advisers who design, market or facilitate the use of tax avoidance arrangements go ‘too far’ and risk capturing traditionally accepted tax planning