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    1. December 22, 2014

      Private group to help exchequer chase £20bn debts

      Ministers have struck a deal with a private US-owned company in an attempt to collect more than £20bn in debt owed to the...

    2. December 19, 2014

      Charity tax reliefs rise to £1.1bn

      Tax relief on charitable donations continues to rise, with individuals receiving a record £1.1bn back from the exchequer...

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    1. December 19, 2014

      Property scheme investors face tax demands

      Investors in commercial property ventures designed to benefit from generous tax reliefs are to be subject to new government...

    2. December 19, 2014

      Film investors mount legal challenge over upfront tax demands

      Investors accused of tax avoidance are mounting a legal challenge to demands for upfront payment by HM Revenue & Customs. An...

    3. December 18, 2014

      Multinationals edge nearer tax refund legal victory

      Multinationals have moved a step closer to winning their long running court battle for up to £4bn of tax refunds, after the...

    4. December 12, 2014

      Investors to lose tax break after renewable energy abuses

      Ministers have cracked down on exploitation of a tax break meant to help early-stage companies raise finance, as figures...

    5. December 12, 2014

      VCT investor numbers rise by a quarter

      The number of taxpayers putting money into venture capital trusts has continued to rise, as the combination of high...

    6. December 11, 2014

      Criminal penalty omitted from tax evasion clampdown

      A controversial proposal to make it an automatic criminal offence to hold undeclared taxable income offshore has been...

    7. December 8, 2014

      HMRC tax campaign targets solicitors

      Solicitors have become the latest group to come under scrutiny from the UK tax authority, which on Tuesday announced an...

    8. December 4, 2014

      Tax changes to ‘clobber’ London’s luxury home market

      London’s most expensive homes will see values weaken as a result of changes to the stamp duty tax regime announced this week...

    9. December 4, 2014

      Treasury listens to VAT fears of digital entrepreneurs

      Business campaigners say the government is finally listening to their warnings that EU value added tax changes intended to...

    10. Off Message

      December 3, 2014

      The prime London property tax

      This is why the stamp duty land tax was in desperate need for reform: The chart above, via Neal Hudson, shows the...

    11. November 28, 2014

      Tax scheme investors warned about mailshots

      Investors in tax-saving arrangements that are the subject of a government clampdown on avoidance have been warned about...

    12. November 26, 2014

      Sun reporter Clodagh Hartley cleared over Budget leak

      A former Sun journalist alleged to have paid £17,000 to a corrupt tax office official for leaked tips, including advanced...

    13. November 25, 2014

      Severn Trent reports 10% rise in underlying pre-tax profit

      Severn Trent reported a 10 per cent increase in interim underlying profit before tax as the FTSE 100 utility committed...

    14. November 23, 2014

      Appeals at UK tax court leap by a third

      The number of appeals joining the queue to be heard by the upper tax tribunal jumped by nearly a third last year, in what...

    15. November 21, 2014

      Safeguards for proposed tax debt recovery powers

      Tax professionals have welcomed the government’s decision to dilute plans to gain access to taxpayers’ bank accounts in the...

    16. November 21, 2014

      HMRC powers to raid bank accounts watered down

      George Osborne has watered down plans to dip into taxpayers’ bank accounts to seize unpaid tax debts in the wake of a...

    17. November 20, 2014

      Spending watchdog criticises high price of tax reliefs

      A tax break for entrepreneurs selling their businesses cost £2bn more than expected last year, the government’s spending...

    18. November 18, 2014

      Hedge fund manager fights £8m tax tribunal ruling

      A hedge fund manager who may have to repay £8m in tax is trying to overturn a tribunal ruling that found he had attempted to...

    19. November 18, 2014

      HMRC ‘unacceptably slow’ to tackle tax avoiders, say MPs

      MPs have accused the UK tax authority of being “unacceptably slow” in acting against avoidance, urging it to “do more,...

    20. November 15, 2014

      HMRC personal tax investigations bring in record haul

      Increased scrutiny of residential landlords and online traders has delivered a jump in exchequer revenues from...

    21. November 14, 2014

      HMRC curbs negotiations over tax debts

      Taxpayers’ ability to negotiate with HM Revenue & Customs has been significantly curtailed as internal rules act as a...

    22. November 14, 2014

      Property law: how to buy a flat in New York as a UK citizen

      1. Buying a New York apartment I’m a UK citizen and thinking of buying a flat in New York City. Will my nationality be a...

    23. November 6, 2014

      Chart that tells a story – tax summaries

      What does this show? This chart illustrates a simplified breakdown of the main areas of UK government spending – £686bn – in...

    24. November 6, 2014

      Threat of fines for those taking pension cash

      The Treasury is facing calls to drop “unworkable” plans which could see pension savers hit with hundreds of pounds in fines...

    25. November 5, 2014

      Promoters of aggressive UX tax avoidance schemes face £1m fines

      HM Revenue & Customs is ramping up the pressure on tax avoidance by warning promoters of aggressive schemes that they will...

    26. October 31, 2014

      Higher capital gains rate fails to deliver more tax

      Capital gains tax delivered less for the Exchequer in 2012-13 than in the previous two years, in spite of a recovering stock...

    27. October 24, 2014

      Paper self-assessment deadline approaches

      Taxpayers who self-assess have only days to file their paper tax returns for the 2013/14 tax year ahead of the October 31...

    28. October 24, 2014

      Flight tax revenues reach new heights

      Twenty years after its introduction, the UK’s tax on flying is landing record amounts for the Exchequer, raising over £330m...

    29. October 24, 2014

      EIS industry rejects tax status risks

      Fears have been raised that the government may clamp down on a popular means of tax-efficient investment, prompting denials...

    30. October 24, 2014

      Where the joyride of pension reform may lead

      Stop moaning and get on with it. That’s the general reaction when insurers and pension providers raise questions about the...

    31. October 21, 2014

      HMRC issues notices for £250m of disputed tax

      Demands for more than £250m of unpaid tax have been sent to participants in schemes the government sees as tax avoidance...

    32. October 17, 2014

      Clawback - the taxman’s growing reach

      Let me tell you how it will be; there’s one for you, 19 for me. It was George Harrison’s astonishment at the amount of tax...

    33. October 17, 2014

      Non-dom income tax take falls

      Wealthy foreigners living in the UK are paying less income tax, but it is unclear whether this is due to relocation or...

    34. October 17, 2014

      Confusion over Fatca deadline for trusts

      Trustees of private family trusts are being urged to register with the US tax authority by next week or risk non-compliance...

    35. October 16, 2014

      UK tax gap climbs to £34bn

      Businesses and individuals paid £34bn less tax than they should have done in 2012-13, according to UK official statistics...

    36. October 13, 2014

      UK tax evasion prosecutions up by a third

      The number of criminal prosecutions for tax evasion jumped by nearly a third last year, as HM Revenue & Customs stepped up...

    37. October 9, 2014

      Calls for review of HMRC income tax systems

      A professional body has called for a review of the tax authority’s computer systems after up to 100,000 people were issued...

    38. October 8, 2014

      Court rules tax can be reclaimed on bonus clawbacks

      High earners whose bonus is “clawed back” by their employer may be able to claim income tax relief following a recent upper...

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