What to do if HMRC investigates your SME

Tax What to do if HMRC investigates your SME

2y Dakota Murphey

What to do if HMRC investigates your SME

A guide to what you should do if your SME is investigated by HMRC - and how best to avoid this happening in the first place Read More...

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Office of Tax Simplification appoints new Chair

Tax Office of Tax Simplification appoints new Chair

2y Beth McLoughlin

Office of Tax Simplification appoints new Chair

Kathryn Cearns OBE succeeds Angela Knight CBE from March 18 this year when she takes on the role Read More...

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Inheritance tax is 'unfit for modern society' and should be abolished, says think tank

Personal Tax Inheritance tax is 'unfit for modern society' and should be abolished, says think tank

3y Alia Shoaib, Reporter

Inheritance tax is 'unfit for modern society' and ...

The report states the current system “manages the uniquely bad twin feat of being both wildly unpopular and raising very little revenue" and proposes ...

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Paul Morton, Tax Director, Office of Tax Simplification

Administration Paul Morton, Tax Director, Office of Tax Simplification

4y 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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Financial Power List 2018: 21-25 revealed

People In Business Financial Power List 2018: 21-25 revealed

4y Emma Smith, Managing Editor

Financial Power List 2018: 21-25 revealed

We reveal the individuals who have made positions 21-25 on the Financial Power List 2018 Read More...

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Autumn Budget 2017: What measures did the chancellor announce?

Budget Autumn Budget 2017: What measures did the chancellor announce?

4y Emma Smith, Managing Editor

Autumn Budget 2017: What measures did the chancell...

Philip Hammond promised “a balanced Budget”, one that would maintain fiscal responsibility but help families cope with the cost of living. What measur...

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OTS report: Corporation tax should follow accounts

Corporate Tax OTS report: Corporation tax should follow accounts

4y Alia Shoaib, Reporter

OTS report: Corporation tax should follow accounts

The report suggests a wide range of reforms focussed on bringing together corporation tax and accounts, including creating five year roadmap for CT re...

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Five key tax and business burdens the chancellor must ease in Autumn Statement

Business Regulation Five key tax and business burdens the chancellor must ease in Autumn Statement

5y Kevin Reed, Writer

Five key tax and business burdens the chancellor m...

Alleviating tax red tape, and stronger investment incentives, are key requests for the chancellor Philip Hammond to consider from the ACCA Read More...

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MPs want power to veto appointment or dismissal of OTS chair

Politics MPs want power to veto appointment or dismissal of OTS chair

5y Richard Crump, Writer

MPs want power to veto appointment or dismissal of...

MPs should be given the right to veto the appointment or dismissal of the senior leadership of the Office of Tax Simplification, the influential Treas...

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OTS seeks feedback on tax simplification strategy

Accounting Standards OTS seeks feedback on tax simplification strategy

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

OTS seeks feedback on tax simplification strategy

The independent office looks to hear from taxpayers on how it can further simplify the UK's contrived tax system Read More...

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OTS outlines income tax and NI alignment plans

Corporate Tax OTS outlines income tax and NI alignment plans

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

OTS outlines income tax and NI alignment plans

The programme will force over six million people to pay more NIC's, but over seven million will end up paying less Read More...

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Tax code complexity could damage economy, warns think tank

Corporate Tax Tax code complexity could damage economy, warns think tank

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Tax code complexity could damage economy, warns th...

UK tax code is 12 times longer than King James Bible, and its intricacy encourages tax avoidance, a new report has found Read More...

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OTS recommends simpler tax package for SMEs

Corporate Tax OTS recommends simpler tax package for SMEs

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

OTS recommends simpler tax package for SMEs

The recommendations call for greater small business support from HMRC, as well as the sharing of information between government departments Read More...

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£8bn haul sees MPs urge for income tax cuts

Personal Tax £8bn haul sees MPs urge for income tax cuts

5y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

£8bn haul sees MPs urge for income tax cuts

Income tax receipts from highest earners up £8bn between 2013 and 2014, the first year in which the rate was slashed from 50p to 45p, HMRC stats revea...

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MPs tell government to reconsider how it appoints OTS chair

Administration MPs tell government to reconsider how it appoints OTS chair

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

MPs tell government to reconsider how it appoints ...

MPs endorse appointment of new OTS chair but raise concerns over 'defective' appointment process Read More...

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OTS efficiency pinpointed as inquiry into Finance Bill launches

Administration OTS efficiency pinpointed as inquiry into Finance Bill launches

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

OTS efficiency pinpointed as inquiry into Finance ...

Finance Bill Sub-Committee to assess decision to establish a permanent OTS Read More...

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Knight's suitability as OTS chief questioned by MPs

Corporate Tax Knight's suitability as OTS chief questioned by MPs

6y Fraser Simpson, Reporter

Knight's suitability as OTS chief questioned by MP...

Former chief executive of lobby group the British Bankers' Association Angela Knight fields MPs' questions over her suitability to head the Office of ...

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'Live' online tax accounts set to kick off

Corporate Tax 'Live' online tax accounts set to kick off

6y Kevin Reed, Writer

'Live' online tax accounts set to kick off

Taxpayers will be able to have a 'web chat' with HMRC from later in the month, as a more real-time tax system is set to be launched Read More...

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Advisers warn of employer headache as Scots income tax looms

Business Regulation Advisers warn of employer headache as Scots income tax looms

6y Kevin Reed, Writer

Advisers warn of employer headache as Scots income...

Payroll IT and processes need yet another update, as Scottish income tax rates will come into force from April 2016, warn advisers Read More...

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Autumn Statement: OTS work continues despite wider tax agenda

Corporate Tax Autumn Statement: OTS work continues despite wider tax agenda

6y John Whiting

Autumn Statement: OTS work continues despite wider...

John Whiting looks at what the Autumn Statement had to say on tax simplification Read More...

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Secondees sought to drive income tax/NI plans

Corporate Tax Secondees sought to drive income tax/NI plans

6y Kevin Reed, Writer

Secondees sought to drive income tax/NI plans

Office of Tax Simplification seeks ten secondees to help its reports on income tax/NI and small business taxation Read More...

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ACCA against income tax/NI merger if used as a revenue-raiser

Administration ACCA against income tax/NI merger if used as a revenue-raiser

6y Kevin Reed, Writer

ACCA against income tax/NI merger if used as a rev...

Income tax/NI merger would fail to receive ACCA's support if used by government to raise revenues Read More...

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IFS disappointed with Budget's 'directionless tax policy'

Corporate Tax IFS disappointed with Budget's 'directionless tax policy'

6y Kevin Reed, Writer

IFS disappointed with Budget's 'directionless tax ...

This was not a Budget of a tax-reforming chancellor, the IFS has said in a withering assessment Read More...

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#SummerBudget: OTS to probe closer income tax and National Insurance ties

Personal Tax #SummerBudget: OTS to probe closer income tax and National Insurance ties

6y Kristian Brunt-Seymour

#SummerBudget: OTS to probe closer income tax and ...

Having been permanently established, the OTS is handed the task of bringing income tax and NICs closer together, while taxation of SMES will also be r...

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Tyrie: OTS should be independent

Corporate Tax Tyrie: OTS should be independent

6y Calum Fuller, Reporter

Tyrie: OTS should be independent

The Office of Tax Simplification should operate independently with support from HMRC and private sector secondees Read More...

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OTS launches tool to measure UK tax complexity

Corporate Tax OTS launches tool to measure UK tax complexity

6y Calum Fuller, Reporter

OTS launches tool to measure UK tax complexity

Office of Tax Simplification develops benchmarking tool to help ensure taxes fit with simplification policy Read More...

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£10bn red tape cuts will fail unless tax is tackled, warns ICAEW

Company News £10bn red tape cuts will fail unless tax is tackled, warns ICAEW

6y Beth Abel, Reporter

£10bn red tape cuts will fail unless tax is tackle...

The tax code must be cut if the government wants to reach £10bn in business cost savings, says ICAEW chief Michael Izza Read More...

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