HMRC's chief digital officer to leave

Tax Bodies HMRC's chief digital officer to leave

5y Richard Crump, Writer

HMRC's chief digital officer to leave

Mark Dearnley, the man responsible for delivering HMRC's digital transformation plans, is to leave Read More...

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Partnerships to be caught be country-by-country reporting

Tax Avoidance Partnerships to be caught be country-by-country reporting

5y Richard Crump, Writer

Partnerships to be caught be country-by-country re...

Partnerships are to be included as reporting entities under new country-by-country reporting adopted by the European Commission, HMRC has confirmed Re...

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Company director jailed over £147,000 tax fraud

People Business Company director jailed over £147,000 tax fraud

5y Richard Crump, Writer

Company director jailed over £147,000 tax fraud

The director of a Scunthorpe electrical contracting company, who faked invoices to help steal more than £147,000 in tax, has been jailed Read More...

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What a 'progressive' tax system will mean for clients

Tax Bodies What a 'progressive' tax system will mean for clients

5y Editorial comment

What a 'progressive' tax system will mean for clie...

The OECD released a new report advising taxation policy makers worldwide on how to promote sustainable growth by sensitively designing tax systems Rea...

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MPs want power to veto appointment or dismissal of OTS chair

Politics MPs want power to veto appointment or dismissal of OTS chair

5y Richard Crump, Writer

MPs want power to veto appointment or dismissal of...

MPs should be given the right to veto the appointment or dismissal of the senior leadership of the Office of Tax Simplification, the influential Treas...

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CIoT urges HMRC to delay introduction of new corporate tax evasion offence

Corporate Tax CIoT urges HMRC to delay introduction of new corporate tax evasion offence

5y Richard Crump, Writer

CIoT urges HMRC to delay introduction of new corpo...

CIot urges HMRC to consider a delay to the 1 September 2017 introduction of its new corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation ...

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Advisers arrested in suspected £132m tax fraud investigation

Legal Advisers arrested in suspected £132m tax fraud investigation

5y Richard Crump, Writer

Advisers arrested in suspected £132m tax fraud inv...

Three tax advisers have been arrested as part of a HMRC investigation into a suspected £132m tax fraud. Read More...

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HMRC extends date for withdrawal of transitional relief on investment growth

Personal Tax HMRC extends date for withdrawal of transitional relief on investment growth

5y Richard Crump, Writer

HMRC extends date for withdrawal of transitional r...

HMRC intends to extend the date for withdrawal of transitional relief on investment growth from 30 November 2016 to 31 March 2017 Read More...

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Advisers bullish despite Brexit concerns

Accounting Standards Advisers bullish despite Brexit concerns

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Advisers bullish despite Brexit concerns

Public opinion is split over whether Brexit will harm or improve the UK accountancy sector Read More...

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Brexit: Five questions accountants should be asking

Accounting Firms Brexit: Five questions accountants should be asking

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Brexit: Five questions accountants should be askin...

What questions should the profession be asking now the UK has decided to leave the EU? Read More...

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Bid to cut VAT bill on wedding venue hire rejected by Tribunal

Administration Bid to cut VAT bill on wedding venue hire rejected by Tribunal

6y Richard Crump, Writer

Bid to cut VAT bill on wedding venue hire rejected...

HMRC assessed the company for over £50,000 of underpaid VAT relating to the hire of the hotel’s Tamarisk Room Read More...

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OECD pursues input on multilateral instrument

Administration OECD pursues input on multilateral instrument

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

OECD pursues input on multilateral instrument

The OECD has released a public discussion draft relating to its BEPS measures Read More...

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Take part in our ‘Seven days in Accountancy’ quiz

Accounting Firms Take part in our ‘Seven days in Accountancy’ quiz

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Take part in our ‘Seven days in Accountancy’ quiz

The latest edition of our 'Seven days in accountancy' quiz is here Read More...

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HMRC taskforces raise £540m since launch

Administration HMRC taskforces raise £540m since launch

6y Richard Crump, Writer

HMRC taskforces raise £540m since launch

HMRC taskforces have recovered more than £500m since they were launched five years ago Read More...

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Government should rethink “digitally distracted” HMRC, ATT urges

Administration Government should rethink “digitally distracted” HMRC, ATT urges

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Government should rethink “digitally distracted” H...

A thorough government review into the efficiency of HMRC is badly needed, the president of the ATT has claimed Read More...

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NAO report highlights lessons for HMRC’s future digitalisation plans

Accounting Standards NAO report highlights lessons for HMRC’s future digitalisation plans

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

NAO report highlights lessons for HMRC’s future di...

HMRC's customer service has been slammed by the NAO, with critics adding that taxpayers have been "short changed" by the government department Read Mo...

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Taking Stock: VAT tribunal wraps up Chilango HMRC battle

Administration Taking Stock: VAT tribunal wraps up Chilango HMRC battle

6y Taking Stock

Taking Stock: VAT tribunal wraps up Chilango HMRC ...

Mexican takeaway chain Chilango has lost its £700,000-plus VAT refund battle with HMRC after the taxman secured victory in a first-tier tribunal Read ...

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Avoidance scheme crackdown sees HMRC net £494m

Administration Avoidance scheme crackdown sees HMRC net £494m

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Avoidance scheme crackdown sees HMRC net £494m

Taxman’s Counter Avoidance Directorate behind the massive increase in revenue, law firm claims Read More...

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Britons in risk of ‘Brexit tax’ if UK leaves EU, claims OECD

Administration Britons in risk of ‘Brexit tax’ if UK leaves EU, claims OECD

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Britons in risk of ‘Brexit tax’ if UK leaves EU, c...

Brexit could hit UK GDP by as much as 3% by 2020, the international economic body has claimed Read More...

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Top ten firm pinches partner from EY

Administration Top ten firm pinches partner from EY

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Top ten firm pinches partner from EY

Smith & Williamson announce appointment of former EY worker John Cooney as partner, ten years after leaving the firm Read More...

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‘Cause for serious concern’: Tyrie expresses Making Tax Digital fears

Administration ‘Cause for serious concern’: Tyrie expresses Making Tax Digital fears

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

‘Cause for serious concern’: Tyrie expresses Makin...

Treasury committee chairman believes that large businesses could be adversely hit by HMRC’s latest digital initiative Read More...

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Government pressure driving HMRC's scatter gun approach to criminal investigations

Administration Government pressure driving HMRC's scatter gun approach to criminal investigations

6y Accountancy Age, Reporters

Government pressure driving HMRC's scatter gun app...

Governmental pressure to crack down on tax evasion is resulting in HMRC applying its criminal investigation policy in an inconsistent manner, writes K...

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Tax transparency plans adopted across Europe

Administration Tax transparency plans adopted across Europe

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Tax transparency plans adopted across Europe

UK-led beneficial ownership plans adopted in over 20 jurisdictions, including Gibraltar, Isle of Man and Montserrat Read More...

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PAC slams ‘woefully inadequate’ HMRC on tax fraud crackdown

Administration PAC slams ‘woefully inadequate’ HMRC on tax fraud crackdown

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

PAC slams ‘woefully inadequate’ HMRC on tax fraud ...

Select committee says HMRC is making ‘limited progress’ in reducing tax fraud losses, claiming that the rich 'can get away with tax fraud' Read More...

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New HMRC exec chair outlines priorities to PAC

Administration New HMRC exec chair outlines priorities to PAC

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

New HMRC exec chair outlines priorities to PAC

Taxman’s executive chair looks to ‘bear down’ on tax avoidance and evasion in published letter to Meg Hillier Read More...

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Eclipse film tax avoidance scheme takes appeal to Supreme Court

Administration Eclipse film tax avoidance scheme takes appeal to Supreme Court

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Eclipse film tax avoidance scheme takes appeal to ...

The tax avoidance scheme involves high-profile individuals, including Sir Alex Ferguson Read More...

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Harrow accountant convicted of Gift Aid fraud

Administration Harrow accountant convicted of Gift Aid fraud

6y Richard Crump, Writer

Harrow accountant convicted of Gift Aid fraud

HMRC investigation finds Harrow accountant guilty of Gift Aid and VAT fraud Read More...

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