Tax dodge quashed by special inquiry

Personal Tax Tax dodge quashed by special inquiry

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Tax dodge quashed by special inquiry

A scheme to avoid paying corporation tax on a $20m (#12.8m) company sale has been outlawed by the Special Commissioners. The commissioners’ deci...

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Re-routing could hold key to cutting tax bills

Personal Tax Re-routing could hold key to cutting tax bills

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Re-routing could hold key to cutting tax bills

UK companies could significantly reduce their tax bills by re-routing the bulk of their group financing through Dutch holding companies. The law, pass...

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Online forms imminent

Personal Tax Online forms imminent

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Online forms imminent

Companies will soon be able to obtain tax and National Insurance forms through their computer systems. Public services minister, Roger Freeman announc...

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Surprise defections by tax lawyers threaten Coopers' law aspirations

Personal Tax Surprise defections by tax lawyers threaten Coopers' law aspirations

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Surprise defections by tax lawyers threaten Cooper...

Coopers & Lybrand has been forced to completely rethink its strategy on opening a UK law firm following the shock departure of almost the entire t...

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Revenue loses hotel tax deductions case

Personal Tax Revenue loses hotel tax deductions case

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Revenue loses hotel tax deductions case

The Inland Revenue has been defeated in its attempt to limit the scope of tax deductions in the hotel trade following an appeal to the special commiss...

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Accountants warm to tax simplification examples

Personal Tax Accountants warm to tax simplification examples

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Accountants warm to tax simplification examples

Examples of simplified sections of UK tax law have been welcomed by accountants. The Inland Revenue has published drafts of reworked legislation desig...

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Ex-tax inspector denies corruption accusations

Personal Tax Ex-tax inspector denies corruption accusations

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Ex-tax inspector denies corruption accusations

A former Inland Revenue tax inspector has denied accepting bribes, including cash payments of more than #14,000 and holidays, from two taxpayers. Mich...

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Butte Mining brought into line by watchdog

Personal Tax Butte Mining brought into line by watchdog

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Butte Mining brought into line by watchdog

Butte Mining has narrowly avoided becoming the first company to be taken to court by the Financial Reporting Review Panel, after agreeing to the watch...

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Filkin condemns tax agents and collectors

Personal Tax Filkin condemns tax agents and collectors

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Filkin condemns tax agents and collectors

Taxpayers’ agents are guilty of needlessly whipping up ‘aggro’ with the Inland Revenue and blaming the government department for the...

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Post Office planning tax advice

Personal Tax Post Office planning tax advice

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Post Office planning tax advice

The market for high-street tax advisers faces its biggest shake-up ever under radical plans for franchised outlets being considered by the Post Office...

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Scots ICA selected to teach Russians

Personal Tax Scots ICA selected to teach Russians

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Scots ICA selected to teach Russians

The World Bank has chosen the Scots ICA to run a series of courses for trainee accountants in Russia. The institute is working with the Russian Nation...

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Revenue gets green light on PILONs

Personal Tax Revenue gets green light on PILONs

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Revenue gets green light on PILONs

The Inland Revenue’s treatment of employment termination payments is unlikely to change after a subsidiary of the former Thorn EMI group lost a ...

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Botnar settles with Revenue out-of-court

Personal Tax Botnar settles with Revenue out-of-court

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Botnar settles with Revenue out-of-court

Nissan UK founder Octav Botnar has agreed to pay #59m to the Inland Revenue in an out-of-court settlement to end civil proceedings against the company...

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The flying accountant

Personal Tax The flying accountant

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The flying accountant

BA's Derek Stevens has transformed the way the airline's financedepartment operates. As he tells Leon Hopkins, business acumen andanalytical skills ar...

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New Labour, new VAT rules

Personal Tax New Labour, new VAT rules

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New Labour, new VAT rules

Labour is considering plans to switch VAT from transactions to turnover for small businesses. The proposals from the Forum of Private Business were br...

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Call for PRP scheme to be scrapped

Personal Tax Call for PRP scheme to be scrapped

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Call for PRP scheme to be scrapped

The profit-related pay (PRP) scheme is ‘not achieving its stated objectives’ and should be scrapped, according to The Institute for Fiscal...

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Revenue blasted over special tax dividends

Personal Tax Revenue blasted over special tax dividends

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Revenue blasted over special tax dividends

Accountants have widely condemned an unexpected Government clampdown on share buy-backs and special dividend schemes to exempt tax-payers. The Inland ...

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Self-assessment hotline fits the bill

Personal Tax Self-assessment hotline fits the bill

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Self-assessment hotline fits the bill

Neville Russell has launched a telephone helpline to aid taxpayers struggling with self-assessment. Callers to Tax Advice by Phone will receive the fi...

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View from the House - A tax system based on clarity and simplicity.

Personal Tax View from the House - A tax system based on clarity and simplicity.

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Liberal Democrats suggest increased taxes can be popular if the moneyraised is prudently spent. Read More...

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New points system for tax investigators

Personal Tax New points system for tax investigators

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New points system for tax investigators

The Inland Revenue plans to scrap its current system of assessing the effectiveness of its investigators, in favour of a new system based on a more &#...

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Customs and Revenue welcome morale boost

Personal Tax Customs and Revenue welcome morale boost

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Customs and Revenue welcome morale boost

Citizens’ Charter standards at Customs & Excise and the Inland Revenue have risen over the past five years. The only Charter mark to show a ...

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Labour health plans under fire

Personal Tax Labour health plans under fire

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Labour health plans under fire

Labour’s proposal to axe tax-relief on private health insurance for the over-60s will hit both the elderly and the NHS. It would lead to premium...

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Tax experts attack PILONS clarification

Personal Tax Tax experts attack PILONS clarification

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Tax experts attack PILONS clarification

The long-awaited clarification of the Inland Revenue’s treatment of termination payments has been criticised by tax experts. The Revenue’s...

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Share Incentives - Money for nothing?

Personal Tax Share Incentives - Money for nothing?

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Share Incentives - Money for nothing?

Directors' pay is still a sore subject, despite the intervention ofthe Greenbury Report. Simon Garrett looks at the balancing act betweencorporate rew...

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ACCA calls on Chancellor for greater pension relief

Personal Tax ACCA calls on Chancellor for greater pension relief

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ACCA calls on Chancellor for greater pension relie...

More tax relief to encourage people to make pensions provisions should be introduced in November’s Budget, claims ACCA. The certifieds’ as...

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Tax experts warn of PAYE headaches

Personal Tax Tax experts warn of PAYE headaches

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Tax experts warn of PAYE headaches

The confusion caused by the PAYE settlement agreement system may make it less attractive to employers, say tax experts. The new Inland Revenue system ...

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Brown and Blair at odds on top rate tax

Personal Tax Brown and Blair at odds on top rate tax

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Brown and Blair at odds on top rate tax

Shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown is keeping his top rate tax options open despite Labour party leader Tony Blair’s claim to have no plans to ̵...

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