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    1. June 26, 2017

      Record numbers of taxpayers take HMRC to judicial reviews

      The number of taxpayers seeking to challenge HM Revenue & Customs through judicial review jumped by nearly one-fifth...

    2. June 1, 2017

      Share of income accrued by top UK earners set to fall

      The share of income accrued by the UK’s top earners is expected to shrink in the two years to April 2018, according to...

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    1. May 25, 2017

      HMRC wins £3.1m dispute over tax software

      A taxpayer has lost a £3.1m dispute after a judge said that HM Revenue & Customs could challenge tax calculations that...

    2. May 16, 2017

      Victory for HMRC over Swiss bank account challenge 

      A taxpayer has lost a legal fight for a tax refund after her Swiss bank handed over more than eight times the amount...

    3. May 11, 2017

      HMRC to probe work expenses after tax refunds soar

      The soaring cost of tax refunds for work expenses such as travel, laundering uniforms and professional subscriptions is...

    4. May 10, 2017

      How can I minimise tax on my pension?

      Last year, I put an outsized chunk of my pension portfolio into some small UK oil exploration and production companies....

    5. April 28, 2017

      Thousands of pensioners at risk over wrong tax codes

      Up to 800,000 people are at risk of being overtaxed on their pensions because they have the wrong tax code, according...

    6. April 26, 2017

      Newcastle Utd managing director arrested in football tax inquiry

      The managing director of Newcastle United was among senior European football officials arrested as part of a...

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      April 26, 2017

      HMRC makes several arrests in football fraud investigation

      UK tax authorities have arrested figures in the British football industry over suspected income tax and national...

    8. April 19, 2017

      UK lost up to £1.5bn from VAT evasion by foreign online retailers

      The UK government lost up to £1.5bn last year from VAT evasion by overseas online retailers, according to a new report...

    9. April 18, 2017

      Big companies pay large chunk of disputed tax after Revenue campaign

      Large businesses in the UK paid nearly 40 per cent of the total disputed tax collected in the first full year of an...

    10. April 7, 2017

      Thousands at risk of tax errors as HMRC’s software struggles

      Software glitches are putting thousands of people at risk of paying hundreds of pounds too much tax next year, as...

    11. April 5, 2017

      HMRC’s patience runs out over unpaid tax avoidance bills

      HM Revenue & Customs has taken action against 14 users of tax avoidance schemes who failed to stump up when ordered to...

    12. March 31, 2017

      UK customs at risk of being swamped by Brexit surge

      A new computer system acquired to collect customs duties and clear imports into the UK may not be able to handle the...

    13. March 29, 2017

      ‘Digital tax will cause £330m IT burden on small businesses’

      Most small businesses — including landlords and the self-employed — will need to upgrade their computer hardware to...

    14. March 17, 2017

      HSBC chief Gulliver fails in bid to stop UK tax probe

      Stuart Gulliver, the HSBC chief executive, has failed in an attempt to stop the UK tax authorities from investigating...

    15. March 13, 2017

      BBC newsreaders in High Court battle over tax

      The BBC pressured some of its newsreaders to set up personal service companies instead of putting them on the payroll,...

    16. March 10, 2017

      Stand your ground on the tax rise, Chancellor

      Within hours of presenting a Budget stripped of the usual gimmicks and giveaways, Philip Hammond faced a rebellion...

    17. March 8, 2017

      Tax crackdown will hit public sector workers

      Tens of thousands of public sector workers are set to lose a big chunk of their take-home pay after a tax crackdown...

    18. March 2, 2017

      Budget checklist — what could it mean for your money?

      Ask a finance expert what they expect to be unveiled at next week’s Budget, and their answer will probably be “not...

    19. February 25, 2017

      Ladbrokes loses appeal over £71m tax avoidance case

      Bookmaker Ladbrokes has lost an appeal over a £71m tax avoidance case, after judges sided with Revenue & Customs...

    20. February 22, 2017

      Will new HMRC reporting rules mean I have to pay my accountant more?

      I understand that HMRC is to introduce a new quarterly reporting requirement for personal income tax assessment. I...

    21. February 16, 2017

      Argos fined for underpaying thousands of staff on minimum wage

      Thousands of Argos workers are to receive a total of £2.4m in back pay after HM Revenue & Customs inspectors found they...

    22. February 16, 2017

      Are you due a tax refund — or is it a fake HMRC email?

      A “simple piece of code” helped Revenue & Customs block 300m fake emails last year as part of an ambitious effort to...

    23. February 16, 2017

      Record numbers submit tax returns on time

      A record 10.8m people submitted their annual tax returns by midnight on January 31, with nearly 33,000 filing online in...

    24. February 15, 2017

      Bumper CGT take follows HMRC purge on non-compliance

      HM Revenue & Customs collected an additional £140m of capital gains tax (CGT) last year as the Revenue sought to crack...

    25. January 31, 2017

      Buy-to-let landlords shrug off UK tax rise in £1bn Treasury boost

      A tax surcharge on purchases of buy-to-let and second homes generated nearly £1bn for the Treasury in the last six...

    26. January 30, 2017

      Self assessment: ‘appeal against fines for late filing’

      A charity is urging taxpayers with a “reasonable excuse” for missing Tuesday’s self-assessment deadline to appeal...

    27. January 27, 2017

      MPs urge tax authorities to get tougher on multimillionaires

      MPs have called for a tougher stance on taxing the wealthy, urging HM Revenue & Customs to tackle the perception that...

    28. January 24, 2017

      Lawyers fight back over HMRC offshore crackdown

      Revenue & Customs has clashed with lawyers over plans to make them divulge the names of clients with offshore trusts...

    29. January 20, 2017

      Nine out of 10 accountants think UK tax office is not improving

      Despite the efforts of Britain’s Revenue & Customs, nine out of 10 accountants say it has not become any cheaper or...

    30. January 17, 2017

      Risk of outsourcing HMRC tax credit crackdown outweighed benefit

      The UK taxman’s experience with outsourcing the detection of tax credit fraud was so negative it ended the contract...

    31. January 14, 2017

      UK is rushing plans to digitise tax returns, MPs warn

      Philip Hammond is facing a backbench rebellion as MPs warn that radical plans to digitise the tax returns system are...

    32. January 13, 2017

      Inside HMRC’s digital tax contact centre

      The seventh floor of a Salford tax office block is quietly humming, as nearly 100 officials answer taxpayers’ queries...

    33. January 11, 2017

      How to fill out your self-assessment tax return

      Tax does not have a reputation for generating excitement, but last year more than 385,000 taxpayers left it until...

    34. January 10, 2017

      Taxman reconsiders office restructuring plan

      HM Revenue & Customs has been forced to rethink “unrealistic” plans for a sweeping restructuring of its offices, the...

    35. January 1, 2017

      New UK tax evasion penalties come into force

      New penalties for professional advisers who help their clients to evade tax come into force today, as part of a bid by...

    36. December 22, 2016

      The taxman has strong grounds to test Uber’s business model

      The judges who found against Uber in a landmark UK ruling on its drivers’ employment status were scathing in dismissing...

    37. December 20, 2016

      Online sales clampdown nets VAT registrations

      A crackdown on illegal sales of tax-free goods over the internet has fuelled a tenfold rise in the number of online...

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      December 19, 2016

      Guest post: Let's try and give Mourinho's tarnished image a bit of a polish

      This guest post from Howard Bilton, chairman of off-shore advisory specialist The Sovereign Group, takes a calm and...

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