Eclipse film tax avoidance scheme takes appeal to Supreme Court
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Eclipse film tax avoidance scheme takes appeal to Supreme Court

8y 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
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Harrow accountant convicted of Gift Aid fraud

8y 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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CIoT welcomes government’s 'joined-up' Panama Papers investigation
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CIoT welcomes government’s 'joined-up' Panama Papers investigation

8y Fraser Simpson , Reporter

CIoT welcomes government’s 'joined-up' Panama Pape...

Taxation body welcomes departmental investigation into Panama Papers, but questions government’s approach to clampdown on corporate tax evasion Read M...

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Osborne publishes tax return with help of HW Fisher
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Osborne publishes tax return with help of HW Fisher

8y Fraser Simpson , Reporter

Osborne publishes tax return with help of HW Fishe...

Chancellor releases tax return following the controversy surrounding tax affairs of politicians, reveals connection with accountancy firm HW Fisher &a...

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Taxman raised nearly £500m extra corporation tax from SMEs
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Taxman raised nearly £500m extra corporation tax from SMEs

8y Chris Warmoll , Writer

Taxman raised nearly £500m extra corporation tax f...

Extra yield shows that the taxman has ramped up its probes into ‘soft target’ small businesses, says Top 50 firm Read More...

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Top ten firm distances itself from Blairmore Holdings connection
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Top ten firm distances itself from Blairmore Holdings connection

8y Fraser Simpson , Reporter

Top ten firm distances itself from Blairmore Holdi...

Source close to firm says it had 'no involvement or control' over where controversial fund was set up Read More...

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Cameron to announce new corporate offence for tax evasion
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Cameron to announce new corporate offence for tax evasion

8y Fraser Simpson , Reporter

Cameron to announce new corporate offence for tax ...

Prime minister set to make announcement on companies which encourage tax evasion, while he launches joint taskforce with HMRC to deal with Panama Pape...

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Friday Afternoon Live: Panama Papers and Young Professionals Day
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Friday Afternoon Live: Panama Papers and Young Professionals Day

8y Calum Fuller , Reporter

Friday Afternoon Live: Panama Papers and Young Pro...

Kevin Reed talks Panama and the 35 Under 35. Read More...

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EC presents action plan to combat ‘staggering’ VAT gap
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EC presents action plan to combat ‘staggering’ VAT gap

8y Fraser Simpson , Reporter

EC presents action plan to combat ‘staggering’ VAT...

European Commission present action plan designed to reboot EU VAT system, which is welcome news to VAT experts Read More...

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Colin: Panama Papers leak, anonymity regained?
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Colin: Panama Papers leak, anonymity regained?

8y Taking Stock

Colin: Panama Papers leak, anonymity regained?

Colin thinks a new fashion trend will emerge following the Panama Papers leak Read More...

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Cameron letter urged Europe to protect offshore tax havens
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Cameron letter urged Europe to protect offshore tax havens

8y Fraser Simpson , Reporter

Cameron letter urged Europe to protect offshore ta...

Prime Minister discouraged former European council president from making offshore trusts subject to an EU tax crackdown Read More...

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Why HMRC will struggle to gain convictions from the Panama data leak
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Why HMRC will struggle to gain convictions from the Panama data leak

8y Fraser Simpson , Reporter

Why HMRC will struggle to gain convictions from th...

Accountancy Age analyses the stumbling blocks that the taxman will encounter as it looks to claw back evaded tax following the Panama papers leak Read...

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‘Profound concerns’ over HMRC’s data handling: Advisers react to Panama leak
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‘Profound concerns’ over HMRC’s data handling: Advisers react to Panama lea...

8y Fraser Simpson , Reporter

‘Profound concerns’ over HMRC’s data handling: Adv...

Tax experts give their verdict on the Mossack Fonseca scandal, with opinion spilt over whether HMRC will jump into action and bring evaders to justice...

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Taxman collects over £150m in capital gains tax crackdown
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Taxman collects over £150m in capital gains tax crackdown

8y Fraser Simpson , Reporter

Taxman collects over £150m in capital gains tax cr...

HMRC continues its battle against marketed CGT avoidance schemes with £154m intake Read More...

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Panama data leak uncovers global tax havens of rich and powerful
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Panama data leak uncovers global tax havens of rich and powerful

8y Fraser Simpson , Reporter

Panama data leak uncovers global tax havens of ric...

Over 11 million leaked documents from Panama law firm uncover how global elite use offshore systems to hide their millions Read More...

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HMRC ups tax take from SMEs by £470m last year
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HMRC ups tax take from SMEs by £470m last year

8y Chris Warmoll , Writer

HMRC ups tax take from SMEs by £470m last year

Tax take from inquiries into large businesses fell by 13%, from £4bn to £3.5bn, in the year end March 312014-15, UHY Hacker Young finds Read More...

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HMRC confused over lorry driver tax allowance, trade group claims
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HMRC confused over lorry driver tax allowance, trade group claims

8y Fraser Simpson , Reporter

HMRC confused over lorry driver tax allowance, tra...

Taxman has failed to remove wrong information on its website over lorry drivers paying an overnight subsistence allowance Read More...

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Haslers probe George Galloway's insolvent company over £100K tax debt
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Haslers probe George Galloway's insolvent company over £100K tax debt

8y Chris Warmoll , Writer

Haslers probe George Galloway's insolvent company ...

The London mayoral hopeful who founded the company in 2007, used the firm to process his earnings from London-based Iranian state TV channel, Press TV...

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Jon Thompson named as next boss of HMRC
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Jon Thompson named as next boss of HMRC

8y Fraser Simpson

Jon Thompson named as next boss of HMRC

Ministry of Defence civil servant appointed as HMRC's new CEO; Edward Troup promoted to executive chair Read More...

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HMRC sees high ROI from investigations into UK’s wealthiest
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HMRC sees high ROI from investigations into UK’s wealthiest

8y Fraser Simpson

HMRC sees high ROI from investigations into UK’s w...

Investigations into the UK’s 6000 richest individuals now yielding nearly £30 for every £1 invested Read More...

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HMRC collects over £500m in crackdown on payroll taxes
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HMRC collects over £500m in crackdown on payroll taxes

8y Fraser Simpson

HMRC collects over £500m in crackdown on payroll t...

The taxman’s Counter-Avoidance Directorate steps up its efforts to clampdown on payroll abuses in the UK Read More...

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Friday Afternoon Live: Audit Thresholds and HMRC's Wiki fail
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Friday Afternoon Live: Audit Thresholds and HMRC's Wiki fail

8y Accountancy Age

Friday Afternoon Live: Audit Thresholds and HMRC's...

Editor Richard Crump discusses the week's news Read More...

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HMRC reassesses tax avoidance hallmarks
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HMRC reassesses tax avoidance hallmarks

8y Fraser Simpson

HMRC reassesses tax avoidance hallmarks

The taxman has reviewed its draft legislation on tax avoidance hallmarks after receiving multiple concerns from taxpayers Read More...

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HMRC redundancies may spark strike action, PCS threatens
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HMRC redundancies may spark strike action, PCS threatens

8y Fraser Simpson

HMRC redundancies may spark strike action, PCS thr...

Public sector union threatening to strike after HMRC admits it “no longer needs” 150 administrative staff Read More...

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'Trigger happy' HMRC winding up order on Bury FC kicked into touch
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'Trigger happy' HMRC winding up order on Bury FC kicked into touch

8y Chris Warmoll , Writer

'Trigger happy' HMRC winding up order on Bury FC k...

Club chairman branded the taxman too "trigger happy" saying the football club "always pay HMRC" Read More...

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Taking Stock: Is the postman set to head up HMRC?
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Taking Stock: Is the postman set to head up HMRC?

8y Taking Stock

Taking Stock: Is the postman set to head up HMRC?

Senior tax advisers tell TS that Post Office boss could be in running to take over at HMRC Read More...

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HMRC defends Google tax deal ahead of PAC grilling
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HMRC defends Google tax deal ahead of PAC grilling

8y Richard Crump , Writer

HMRC defends Google tax deal ahead of PAC grilling

Taxman defends itself following criticism over how it’s handled Google’s tax avoidance Read More...

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