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    1. May 24, 2015

      HMRC seeks to challenge $1bn Littlewoods payout

      The UK tax authority is seeking to appeal to the country’s highest court after failing in its latest attempt to block a £1bn...

    2. May 22, 2015

      Amazon starts to book UK sales in Britain

      Amazon has started to pay taxes on sales to its UK customers in Britain rather than in Luxembourg, in a climbdown after...

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    1. May 22, 2015

      Liberty tax scheme investors hopeful of appeal success

      Investors in a disputed tsaving investment scheme could get off the hook for millions in unpaid tax, according to the...

    2. May 21, 2015

      Bernie Ecclestone battles with HMRC over £1bn tax bill

      Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One chief executive, is fighting a tax bill of more than £1bn, after Revenue & Customs...

    3. May 19, 2015

      Next loses battle with HMRC over tax avoidance scheme

      Next, the high street retail group, has lost a £22.4m legal battle with HM Revenue & Customs over a tax-avoidance scheme. A...

    4. May 15, 2015

      Tax treatment of couples criticised

      Campaigners have called for greater consistency in the definition of couples for tax and benefits, criticising the UK tax...

    5. May 15, 2015

      ‘Triple tax lock’ puts capital gains in the line of fire

      Wealthy investors relieved by the election of a Conservative majority could yet face tax rises, advisers have warned,...

    6. May 14, 2015

      HMRC under attack over £100 fines for late tax returns

      A charity has attacked the automatic £100 fine for late tax returns as “nothing short of oppressive” as it urged Revenue &...

    7. May 11, 2015

      Sajid Javid boldly goes to Planet Business

      Sajid Javid will surely see his appointment as business secretary through the framing device of Star Trek, a favourite TV...

    8. May 11, 2015

      Tories aim to raise extra £5bn a year in tax avoidance clampdown

      The Conservatives are set to press on with efforts to counter tax avoidance and evasion, with measures on the way including...

    9. May 8, 2015

      Charity tax reliefs double in six years

      Well-off taxpayers are claiming record levels of relief on their charitable gifts, reducing their tax liabilities by £1.2bn...

    10. May 7, 2015

      Tax refund form causing confusion, admits HMRC

      HM Revenue & Customs is making urgent changes to a new tax refund form, issued following the government’s pension reforms,...

    11. May 4, 2015

      UK Supreme Court to hear HMRC case on bank bonuses

      The UK’s highest court is to hear an appeal by HM Revenue & Customs over two offshore schemes designed to avoid paying tax...

    12. May 1, 2015

      Gambling taxes deliver jackpot for government

      Gamblers are contributing record amounts to the UK exchequer, with the tax take last year at an all-time high of £2.2bn....

    13. May 1, 2015

      Scorn poured over parties’ tax avoidance pledges

      Political pledges to raise billions more from tackling tax avoidance and evasion have been strongly criticised as unspecific...

    14. May 1, 2015

      Court blow for film scheme investors

      The courts have dismissed another appeal by investors in disputed film schemes, maintaining the tax authority’s strong...

    15. May 1, 2015

      UK Revenue faces legal challenge over HSBC tax scandal

      The UK tax authority faces a potential judicial review over its handling of the evasion scandal involving HSBC’s Swiss...

    16. April 30, 2015

      Higher earners have fewer options if 50p rate proceeds

      The potential reintroduction of the 50 per cent income tax rate after next week’s election is seen by high earners as a more...

    17. April 26, 2015

      People earning £2m more than double share of income tax to 5%

      People earning more than £2m a year — a small enough group to fit into the Royal Albert Hall — more than doubled their share...

    18. April 24, 2015

      Has HMRC got my tax calculations wrong?

      I was made redundant in January 2015 and given six months’ pay in lieu. This would have taken me over the £150,000 earnings...

    19. April 24, 2015

      Expats urged to value UK property

      Overseas residents with homes in the UK have been urged to revalue their property to avoid overpaying tax if they come to...

    20. April 24, 2015

      Keeping disputes out of the courtroom

      While the scales of justice can tip either way in court, there are some certainties in resolving family and tax disputes...

    21. April 17, 2015

      Is it too late to disclose Swiss tax liability?

      My elderly father has a bank account in Switzerland after years of working there and I am worried that he is ignoring the...

    22. April 17, 2015

      High-end property charge deadline nears

      Owners of high-end properties held in companies have been warned not to miss a looming tax deadline that will affect...

    23. April 16, 2015

      Tax reprieve for investment bond holders

      Holders of investment bonds who have overpaid tax on withdrawals could be able to reclaim thousands from the tax authority,...

    24. April 14, 2015

      Phones4U secured creditors to get up to 24p in the £1, says PwC

      Close to £170m owed to unsecured creditors in collapsed mobile phone retailer Phones4U will be almost entirely wiped out,...

    25. April 13, 2015

      Esher and Walton residents top average earnings table

      As Chelsea sit proudly at the summit of the Premier League, the team’s footballers are partly responsible for another...

    26. April 10, 2015

      Taxation of pension withdrawals simplified

      Tax authorities are making it easier for savers to reclaim any tax they may have overpaid after taking a lump sum from their...

    27. April 10, 2015

      Non-dom reforms could be ‘tipping point’ for wealthy foreigners

      Labour’s pledge to reform non-domicile rules promises to significantly alter the tax equation for wealthy foreign residents...

    28. April 7, 2015

      Labour pledges to end non-dom tax loophole

      Britain’s 200-year-old “non-domicile” regime, a tax rule exploited by wealthy executives, Russian oligarchs and the jet-set,...

    29. April 7, 2015

      Has 200-year-old tax loophole met its Waterloo?

      Labour wants to abolish the non-dom tax status. What is it and who will be affected? The rules for “non-doms” — or...

    30. April 7, 2015

      Polite indifference is the City’s best riposte to Mili’s non-dom bomb

      It’s funny what you can inherit down the male line — anything from a squint to a chunk of Berkshire. A Briton can even...

    31. April 5, 2015

      HMRC closes buyout firms’ use of partnership tax loophole

      HM Revenue & Customs has moved to close a loophole that allowed buyout firm executives to avoid paying income tax on...

    32. April 5, 2015

      Million face 60% UK income tax ‘trap’

      More than 1m UK taxpayers are expected to be caught in an income tax “trap” in less than four years, whereby those earning...

    33. March 30, 2015

      Deal to lower charges on legacy pension schemes

      Charges on about £10bn worth of savings held in expensive legacy pensions are to be cut to 0.75 per cent under a deal struck...

    34. March 26, 2015

      MPs call for radical reduction in use of UK tax relief

      The Treasury often shows a “worrying lack of curiosity” about the cost of tax reliefs, according to MPs who have called for...

    35. March 20, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — income tax rates

      What does this show? It’s the overall rate of income tax paid on annual gross salaries by UK taxpayers between the 1990/91...

    36. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Old masters no longer count as wasting assets

      The most obscure tax loophole to be blocked in the Budget was inspired by a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, the English...

    37. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Death of the tax return confirmed

      Self-assessment tax returns will be scrapped in favour of real-time online accounts by 2020, George Osborne has announced....

    38. March 17, 2015

      HSBC reviews Jersey accounts of UK customers

      HSBC is writing to all UK customers with Jersey bank accounts questioning why they are needed as part of wider efforts by...

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