Paul Morton, Tax Director, Office of Tax Simplification

Administration Paul Morton, Tax Director, Office of Tax Simplification

3y Emma Smith, Managing Editor

Paul Morton, Tax Director, Office of Tax Simplific...

Morton became Tax Director of the Office of Tax Simplification, an independent office of HM Treasury, in 2017 Read More...

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LITRG urges government to consider tax changes in disability work plan

Administration LITRG urges government to consider tax changes in disability work plan

4y Lucy Skoulding, Reporter

LITRG urges government to consider tax changes in ...

The Low Income Tax Reform Group believes the government should have included tax initiatives in its plans for disabled people and employment Read More...

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HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

Administration HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

4y Emma Smith, Managing Editor

HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

The Upper Tribunal has rejected an appeal from HMRC in a case relating to the taxation of termination payments made to football player employees of To...

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HMRC issues updated Trusts Registration Service guidance

Administration HMRC issues updated Trusts Registration Service guidance

4y Emma Smith, Managing Editor

HMRC issues updated Trusts Registration Service gu...

The revised guidance sets out the circumstances under which trustees need to disclose the identities of beneficiaries to HMRC Read More...

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New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

Administration New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

4y Emma Rawson, ATT Technical Officer

New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we k...

Although the concept of a £1,000 tax-free allowance sounds very simple, there are a number of complexities of which taxpayers and advisers need to be ...

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‘Improve rather than lose’ disincorporation relief, tax body urges

Administration ‘Improve rather than lose’ disincorporation relief, tax body urges

4y Austin Clark, Editor

‘Improve rather than lose’ disincorporation relief...

Introduced in April 2013, fewer than 50 claims had been made by March 2016 for this little used tax Read More...

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Are you ready for the Trusts Registration Service?

Administration Are you ready for the Trusts Registration Service?

4y Helen Thornley, ATT Technical Officer

Are you ready for the Trusts Registration Service?

Reporting trusts must submit data by 31 January 2018 as part of the new EU Money Laundering regulations. What information is required, and are you pre...

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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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UK votes to leave EU – accountancy profession reacts

Accounting Firms UK votes to leave EU – accountancy profession reacts

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

UK votes to leave EU – accountancy profession reac...

The accountancy world has reacted to the news that the UK has voted to leave the EU Read More...

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European Commission close to anti-tax avoidance package

Administration European Commission close to anti-tax avoidance package

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

European Commission close to anti-tax avoidance pa...

European Commission is one step closer to a wide-reaching anti-tax avoidance package Read More...

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‘Significant recovery’ for HMRC customer service, claims boss Thompson

Administration ‘Significant recovery’ for HMRC customer service, claims boss Thompson

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

‘Significant recovery’ for HMRC customer service, ...

HMRC's new leader claims that customer service levels are on the up Read More...

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HRMC loses £653,000 tax battle following administration error

Administration HRMC loses £653,000 tax battle following administration error

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

HRMC loses £653,000 tax battle following administr...

The government department made a very costly administration error in a letter to a tax avoidance user Read More...

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European inquiry into Panama Papers receives go-ahead

Administration European inquiry into Panama Papers receives go-ahead

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

European inquiry into Panama Papers receives go-ah...

The European Parliament has given the green light on an EU investigation into the Panama Papers Read More...

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MEPs push for stricter limits against corporate tax avoidance

Administration MEPs push for stricter limits against corporate tax avoidance

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

MEPs push for stricter limits against corporate ta...

MEPs call for more transparency for trust funds and foundations, common rules for “patent box” tax reductions on intellectual property earnings Read M...

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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

5y 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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HMRC high-value tax cases drop 15%

Accounting Firms HMRC high-value tax cases drop 15%

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

HMRC high-value tax cases drop 15%

The number of investigations into high-value big companies that HMRC suspect of using transfer pricing to avoid tax has fallen by 15% in a year Read M...

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OECD pursues input on multilateral instrument

Administration OECD pursues input on multilateral instrument

5y 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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Government deliberates secondary adjustment to transfer pricing rules

Administration Government deliberates secondary adjustment to transfer pricing rules

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Government deliberates secondary adjustment to tra...

HMRC launches a consultation document that looks to strengthen government efforts against transfer mispricing 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

5y 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

5y 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

5y 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

5y 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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Google’s Paris HQ raided in tax avoidance probe

Administration Google’s Paris HQ raided in tax avoidance probe

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Google’s Paris HQ raided in tax avoidance probe

The search engine's tax affairs have come under further scrutiny following a dawn raid on its Paris offices 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

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Take part in our 'Seven days in Accountancy' quiz

Put your knowledge of the latest accountancy news to the test by taking part in our brand new quiz Read More...

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Queen's Speech: Millions of pension savings protected by new legislation

Administration Queen's Speech: Millions of pension savings protected by new legislation

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Queen's Speech: Millions of pension savings protec...

Queen's Speech legislation aims to crackdown on financial crime and protect those who have money in some auto enrolment schemes Read More...

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KPMG receives complaints over Isle of Man controversy

Accounting Firms KPMG receives complaints over Isle of Man controversy

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

KPMG receives complaints over Isle of Man controve...

The Big Four firm's Canadian arm is accused of setting up offshore tax structures in the Isle of Man Read More...

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