Accountancy firms urged to help tackle umbrella company fraud

Tax Accountancy firms urged to help tackle umbrella company fraud

2m Rob Griffin

Accountancy firms urged to help tackle umbrella co...

Experts believe action plans are needed to tackle rising umbrella company fraud Read More...

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HMRC must "rebuild the trust" of taxpayers after Loan Charge failings

HMRC HMRC must "rebuild the trust" of taxpayers after Loan Charge failings

3m Sam Alberti

HMRC must "rebuild the trust" of taxpayers after L...

Government’s "misunderstanding" of how contracting works led to misinterpret "accidental" tax avoidance, critics say Read More...

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EU’s tax irregularities attract international attention

Tax Avoidance EU’s tax irregularities attract international attention

9m Leanna Reeves

EU’s tax irregularities attract international atte...

Need to bolster national coffers leads to OECD scrutiny Read More...

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New lockdown mindset shows consumers have low trust in businesses over tax paid

Business New lockdown mindset shows consumers have low trust in businesses over tax paid

1y Leanna Reeves

New lockdown mindset shows consumers have low trus...

Consumers demand further tax transparency from businesses Read More...

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Myths about HMRC's powers means it can overreach in civil inspections, experts warn

HMRC Myths about HMRC's powers means it can overreach in civil inspections, experts warn

2y Leanna Reeves

Myths about HMRC's powers means it can overreach i...

Experts have warned accountants and tax advisors about common myths regarding HMRC’s powers, believing it can overreach during civil inspections. Read...

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HMRC fraud investigations to have netted more than £610m since 2016

HMRC HMRC fraud investigations to have netted more than £610m since 2016

2y Leanna Reeves

HMRC fraud investigations to have netted more than...

The results acquired through a Freedom of Information Report (FOI) showed that HMRC's yield from investigations exceeded £610 million since the year 2...

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HMRC’s yield from investigations into wealthy individuals hits record

Personal Tax HMRC’s yield from investigations into wealthy individuals hits record

2y Leanna Reeves

HMRC’s yield from investigations into wealthy indi...

HMRC has experienced an increase in its revenue due to further investigations in the year 2018/19. Read More...

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UK presses ahead with digital services tax

Tax UK presses ahead with digital services tax

2y Chris Jewers

UK presses ahead with digital services tax

The UK and France are pressing ahead with a digital services tax (DST) in the face of pressure from the US Read More...

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HMRC loses £13.2bn in tax to criminals 

HMRC HMRC loses £13.2bn in tax to criminals 

2y Dave Beach

HMRC loses £13.2bn in tax to criminals 

HMRC statistics on the tax gap for 2017-2018 reveal overall underpaid tax has risen from £33bn in 2016-17 to £35bn, or 5.6% of all expected tax revenu...

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"Tax is the centre of the social contract" - SSE finance director

Tax "Tax is the centre of the social contract" - SSE finance director

2y Gregor Alexander, Finance director

"Tax is the centre of the social contract" - SSE f...

SSE's finance director Gregor Alexander explains why it was important for the company to receive a Fair Tax Mark - and why paying your fair share of t...

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Which UK town has the most tax avoidance?

Tax Avoidance Which UK town has the most tax avoidance?

3y Beth McLoughlin

Which UK town has the most tax avoidance?

Commuter belt St Albans is the worst part of the UK when it comes to unpaid tax according to research by UHY Hacker Young Read More...

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Tax evasion referrals jump 24% for individual taxpayers

Tax Tax evasion referrals jump 24% for individual taxpayers

3y Emanuela Hawker, Reporter

Tax evasion referrals jump 24% for individual taxp...

According to Pinsent Masons, HMRC could investigate 27 ‘serious’ tax evasion claims against some of the UK’s biggest businesses Read More...

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Appropriate tax systems – taxation in the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’

Corporate Tax Appropriate tax systems – taxation in the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’

3y Jane Mackay, Crowe

Appropriate tax systems – taxation in the ‘Fourth ...

With proposals for an Amazon tax on the table, how can the UK tax system catch up with the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Read More...

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Autumn Statement: tax gap under further attack

Corporate Finance Autumn Statement: tax gap under further attack

3y Stephanie Wix, Writer

Autumn Statement: tax gap under further attack

New penalties are planned for those who enable the use of a tax avoidance scheme, announced in the Autumn Statement speech Read More...

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Incoming FCA chair admits “error in judgement” over investment in tax avoidance scheme

HMRC Incoming FCA chair admits “error in judgement” over investment in tax avoidance scheme

4y Alia Shoaib, Reporter

Incoming FCA chair admits “error in judgement” ove...

Randell took responsibility for the mistake but said the scheme had been discussed with senior policy officials at HMRC “who had indicated that they a...

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EU parliament to launch tax inquiry in the wake of the Paradise Papers

Legal EU parliament to launch tax inquiry in the wake of the Paradise Papers

4y Alia Shoaib, Reporter

EU parliament to launch tax inquiry in the wake of...

The committee's remit will cover EU VAT fraud, non-dom rules and the EU tax haven black list Read More...

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Richard Murphy, Founder, Tax Research UK

People In Business Richard Murphy, Founder, Tax Research UK

4y Lucy Skoulding, Reporter

Richard Murphy, Founder, Tax Research UK

Murphy is an impressive combination of chartered accountant, political economist, university professor, and anti-poverty campaigner Read More...

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HMRC ‘deliberate error’ penalties up by 19%

HMRC HMRC ‘deliberate error’ penalties up by 19%

4y Emma Smith, Managing Editor

HMRC ‘deliberate error’ penalties up by 19%

The number of penalties issued by HMRC to taxpayers for intentionally submitting an erroneous tax return increased by 19% in 2016-17, compared to the ...

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Paradise Papers: The role of the accountant

HMRC Paradise Papers: The role of the accountant

4y Alia Shoaib, Reporter

Paradise Papers: The role of the accountant

The leaks have reignited a public debate about the structures that permit tax avoidance and the professionals complicit in creating them Read More...

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Tax gap closes to record low

HMRC Tax gap closes to record low

4y Austin Clark, Editor

Tax gap closes to record low

Statistics from HMRC reveal the UK tax gap fell to a record low of 6% in the 2015/16 tax year Read More...

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HMRC triumphs over tax avoidance scheme expected to net £325m

HMRC HMRC triumphs over tax avoidance scheme expected to net £325m

4y Alia Shoaib, Reporter

HMRC triumphs over tax avoidance scheme expected t...

The Upper Tribunal ruled the scheme was “artificial and uncommercial” Read More...

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Newcastle United tax probe: High Court rules in favour of HMRC

Tax Avoidance Newcastle United tax probe: High Court rules in favour of HMRC

4y Alia Shoaib, Reporter

Newcastle United tax probe: High Court rules in fa...

Newcastle United football club has lost a challenge in the High Court over the legality of HMRC’s seizure of documents as part of raids of club premis...

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Big names, little tax: Airbnb, Facebook, Kellogg’s, eBay

Corporate Tax Big names, little tax: Airbnb, Facebook, Kellogg’s, eBay

4y Alia Shoaib, Reporter

Big names, little tax: Airbnb, Facebook, Kellogg’s...

Global corporations are under increasing scrutiny over how much corporation tax they pay. So who are the latest big names hitting the headlines over t...

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Amazon ordered to pay €250m in back taxes by the EC

Tax Avoidance Amazon ordered to pay €250m in back taxes by the EC

4y Alia Shoaib, Reporter

Amazon ordered to pay €250m in back taxes by the E...

The European Commission has ruled that Amazon must pay €250m in back taxes to Luxembourg, in the Commission’s latest efforts to crack down on tax avoi...

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EU divided over radical tax reforms targeting tech giants

Corporate Tax EU divided over radical tax reforms targeting tech giants

4y Alia Shoaib, Reporter

EU divided over radical tax reforms targeting tech...

The EU is deeply divided over how to increase the tax take from tech giants such as Google, Apple and Amazon, who have recently come under fire for be...

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How to educate your clients about tax avoidance

Corporate Tax How to educate your clients about tax avoidance

4y Clear Books | Sponsored

How to educate your clients about tax avoidance

To avoid falling foul of HMRC's tax crackdown, small businesses now have to be much more vigilant when it comes to tax matters, and it's an ideal oppo...

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KPMG rocked by South African corruption scandal

Audit KPMG rocked by South African corruption scandal

4y Alia Shoaib, Reporter

KPMG rocked by South African corruption scandal

KPMG’s South African branch has come under fire after becoming caught up in a growing corruption scandal surrounding one of the country’s most influen...

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