Green levy urged for energy market

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Green levy urged for energy market

New taxes are needed to ensure fair play in the energy market after deregulation takes effect in 1998, according to a left-leaning research body, repo...

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Jersey financial scandal is poised to ensnare Coopers

Personal Tax Jersey financial scandal is poised to ensnare Coopers

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Jersey financial scandal is poised to ensnare Coop...

Discovery of Coopers & Lybrand’s potential involvement in the Cantrade scandal has far-reaching implications for Jersey’s financial re...

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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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Changes to tax return welcomed

Personal Tax Changes to tax return welcomed

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Changes to tax return welcomed

Tax accountants have welcomed the final draft of the Inland Revenue’s self-assessment tax return, unveiled earlier this week. The return has bee...

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#1bn savings on PRP dismissed as 'absurd'

Personal Tax #1bn savings on PRP dismissed as 'absurd'

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#1bn savings on PRP dismissed as 'absurd'

Estimates that the Treasury could save as much as z1bn by restricting Income Tax relief on PRP schemes to the basic rate, have been dismissed as ̵...

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Big Six experts knock Labour plans on CGT

Personal Tax Big Six experts knock Labour plans on CGT

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Big Six experts knock Labour plans on CGT

Labour’s plans for a two-tier capital gains tax need rethinking, experts claim. Designed to combat short-termism displayed by institutional inve...

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Customs moves on VAT dodgers

Personal Tax Customs moves on VAT dodgers

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Customs moves on VAT dodgers

Black economy fraudsters are the target of new hit squads set up this summer by Customs & Excise. Customs has created six new teams, comprising 50...

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Give the non-domiciles a break

Personal Tax Give the non-domiciles a break

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Give the non-domiciles a break

A Tony Blair government may abolish tax rules that favour wealthynon-domiciled individuals. If so, Patrick Stevens says, we should be told Read More...

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Reform is the surest way to guarantee tax simplification

Personal Tax Reform is the surest way to guarantee tax simplification

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Reform is the surest way to guarantee tax simplifi...

The Revenue's proposals to rewrite tax laws may not satisfy business'concerns over tax complexity, argues Ian Barlow Read More...

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IASC approves revised income tax standard

Personal Tax IASC approves revised income tax standard

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IASC approves revised income tax standard

The IASC, meeting in Barcelona this week, has approved the revised Standard on Income Tax, which will replace IAS12. The ASB has been vocal in its opp...

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Revenue's self-assessment policy hits small business

Personal Tax Revenue's self-assessment policy hits small business

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Revenue's self-assessment policy hits small busine...

The Inland Revenue is discriminating against small businesses by denying them free information packs full of tips on how to help employees meet self-a...

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VAT diktat poised for High Court challenge

Personal Tax VAT diktat poised for High Court challenge

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VAT diktat poised for High Court challenge

A High Court writ due to be lodged next week will provide the first legal test to Customs & Excise’s three-year limit on VAT claims. Leading...

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Hotline aims to catch construction fraudsters

Personal Tax Hotline aims to catch construction fraudsters

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Hotline aims to catch construction fraudsters

Fraudulent builders are the target of a new hotline opened by Customs & Excise today. Customs are inviting the public to phone in to its two const...

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Small firms v inspectors

Personal Tax Small firms v inspectors

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Small firms v inspectors

Inland Revenue inspectors may single out the clients of small-to-medium firms for investigation under the new self-assessment rules, according to Mark...

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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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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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Party political tax war hots up

Personal Tax Party political tax war hots up

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Party political tax war hots up

The tax ‘war’ between Labour and the Tories has intensified with a firm pledge from Prime Minister John Major of a basic 20p income tax ra...

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More help at hand for calculating tax returns

Personal Tax More help at hand for calculating tax returns

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More help at hand for calculating tax returns

The Inland Revenue has signalled a major shift in its approach to self-assessment by promoting more widely the fact that it is willing to calculate ta...

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