TaxCorporate TaxM&S begins tax battle with Revenue

M&S begins tax battle with Revenue

Marks and Spencer began its battle with the Inland revenue yesterday, where it presented a case before Special Commissioners to reclaim more than £30m in tax from the government.

Link: M&S in £30m tax battle with Inland Revenue

A spokeswoman for the high street favourite said that the case is expected to last for a week and a decision would be reached ‘sometime after that’.

It can, however, take up to six weeks for the Special Commissioners to reach a verdict.

Chas Roy-Chowdhury, head of tax at the ACCA, said that M&S is unlikely to go quietly even if the Revenue wins this round. ‘M&S is likely to pursue this to the European Court of Justice if it has to,’ he said.

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