Reuters advised to move against ACT

Personal Tax Reuters advised to move against ACT

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Reuters advised to move against ACT

Reuters may have to start lobbying for the abolition of advance corporation tax or even move its tax domicile, according to City analysts, who say tha...

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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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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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NCP FD to step down

Personal Tax NCP FD to step down

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NCP FD to step down

The massive re-organisation of financial accounting procedures at troubled car parking giant, National Car Parks, has resulted in the resignation of f...

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Green levy urged for energy market

Personal Tax 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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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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Tarmac loses 'debt on security' ruling

Personal Tax Tarmac loses 'debt on security' ruling

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Tarmac loses 'debt on security' ruling

Poor definition of a ‘debt on security’ lost Tarmac Roadstone Holdings its Special Commissioners appeal against tax on a capital gain of o...

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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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Know your rights if you get the sack

Personal Tax Know your rights if you get the sack

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Know your rights if you get the sack

Losing your job may be a traumatic experience but, as Ian Hunterexplains, don't be so stunned as to forget your legal entitlements or yourability to n...

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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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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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Clark Whitehill teams up with ex-IR staff

Personal Tax Clark Whitehill teams up with ex-IR staff

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Clark Whitehill teams up with ex-IR staff

Tax advisers face a major threat to their livelihoods from hundreds of redundant Inland Revenue inspectors under a new scheme unveiled this week by th...

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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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Customs upholds U-turn

Personal Tax Customs upholds U-turn

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Customs upholds U-turn

Customs & Excise’s embattled VAT policy head, Martin Brown, has launched a vigorous defence of his decision to suspend and then continue ove...

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KPMG retains top spot for City audits

Personal Tax KPMG retains top spot for City audits

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KPMG retains top spot for City audits

KPMG remains king of the Big Six auditors, increasing its lead over rivals as the firm with the most stock market clients. According to statistics rev...

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Government pledges to resolve LLP problem

Personal Tax Government pledges to resolve LLP problem

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Government pledges to resolve LLP problem

Public services minister Roger Freeman last week pledged the Government to finding a solution to the liability burden faced by auditors. Speaking at t...

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CBI requests Chancellor to hack back tax by # 1bn

Personal Tax CBI requests Chancellor to hack back tax by # 1bn

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CBI requests Chancellor to hack back tax by # 1bn

Tax cuts of up to # 1bn are called for by the Confederation of BritishIndustry in its annual Budget submission, writes Jon Bunn 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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Experts urge reform of reinvestment relief on CGT

Personal Tax Experts urge reform of reinvestment relief on CGT

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Experts urge reform of reinvestment relief on CGT

A string of harsh restrictions are hampering the use of reinvestment relief on capital gains tax, experts claim. The relief allows individuals to defe...

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Advisers demand more self-assessment guides

Personal Tax Advisers demand more self-assessment guides

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Advisers demand more self-assessment guides

The Inland Revenue has dispatched self-assessment information packs to more than 70,000 registered tax agents. But while advisers have welcomed the bo...

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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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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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Pannells admits rent advice error

Personal Tax Pannells admits rent advice error

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Pannells admits rent advice error

Potential abuse of the Rent A Room tax break scheme has been stamped out by the Inland Revenue. The Revenue added a clarifying sentence to this year&#...

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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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Customs defends VAT repayment time limits

Personal Tax Customs defends VAT repayment time limits

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Customs defends VAT repayment time limits

The head of VAT policy at Customs & Excise has launched an unprecedented defence of the Government’s decision to limit VAT repayments to thr...

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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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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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