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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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,...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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....

    16. 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...

    17. March 17, 2015

      Solicitors criticise ‘premature’ tax avoidance proposals

      Proposed penalties for “serial users” of tax avoidance schemes have been criticised by lawyers, who denounced them as...

    18. March 13, 2015

      Tax scheme investors face redress dilemma

      Investors facing tax demands for their participation in disputed avoidance schemes should pursue claims against their...

    19. March 13, 2015

      Save for your children

      Parents with child trust funds (CTFs) will finally be able to get a better deal by transferring the cash to more competitive...

    20. March 12, 2015

      Mass flight from tax feared without freelance clamp

      An estimated 55,000 employees would go freelance to save tax if contentious anti-avoidance rules were scrapped, according to...

    21. March 11, 2015

      Civil servants’ travel costs increase 10% despite fall in numbers

      Whitehall travel costs have risen more than 10 per cent in four years, despite big cuts to civil service numbers, a spending...

    22. March 9, 2015

      HMRC moves to ostracise tax avoidance promoters

      Promoters of arrangements that fall foul of tax rules will be subjected to financial and reputational penalties that aim to...

    23. March 9, 2015

      Tax and housing dominate Budget wishlists

      Tax and housing dominate recommendations made by business, local government and trade unions in the run-up to the last...

    24. March 6, 2015

      Warnings over threats to ‘non-dom’ regime

      Changes to the regime that allows wealthy foreigners living in the UK to pay limited tax could have unforeseen and...

    25. March 6, 2015

      Deadline looms for employee benefit trust users

      Taxpayers who have been paid through disputed trust arrangements have been warned they may face payment demands from the UK...

    26. March 6, 2015

      HMRC nets £1.1bn as it doubles take from probes at multinationals

      HM Revenue & Customs raked in £1.1bn from challenging the pricing of multinational companies’ internal deals in 2013-14 —...

    27. February 27, 2015

      Setback for HMRC tax avoidance push

      The tax authority’s counter-avoidance campaign took a knock this week after judges upheld the legitimacy of a scheme that...

    28. February 25, 2015

      UK tax authority summons law enforcers over HSBC data

      Britain’s tax authority has called law enforcement agencies to a meeting early next week to assess whether there are grounds...

    29. Westminster Blog

      February 25, 2015

      Live: HSBC and HMRC bosses face MPs

      HSCB’s group chairman Douglas Flint (above, left) and chief executive Stuart Gulliver (right) are due to appear before the...

    30. February 24, 2015

      RBS’s Sir Howard appointment stirs revolving door concerns

      Powerful rotation The expected appointment of Sir Howard Davies as the chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland has reignited the...

    31. February 23, 2015

      George Osborne vows crackdown on banks that facilitate tax evasion

      George Osborne has promised a legal crackdown on banks that facilitate tax evasion, saying that he will use his Budget to...

    32. February 20, 2015

      Female million-earners on the rise

      The number of women with an income of more than £1m a year in the UK is growing three times faster than the number of male...

    33. February 20, 2015

      Married couples tax break applications open

      More than 4m married couples can now apply online for a new tax break, which could reduce their liabilities by up to £212...

    34. February 20, 2015

      How to invest in enterprise investment schemes

      It is nearing the end of the tax year. You are a high earner who likes to invest in a tax-efficient manner and have stashed...

    35. February 19, 2015

      Court rejects film scheme tax appeal

      A landmark ruling by the UK’s Court of Appeal this week has given a further boost to HM Revenue & Customs’ campaign against...

    36. February 18, 2015

      Hard-lunching, soft-pedalling HMRC must pursue cases like HSBC

      HSBC was “surprised” by a dawn raid on its Geneva offices. Swiss prosecutors, who are probing money laundering allegations,...

    37. February 16, 2015

      Revenue sees rise in requests from abroad to trace tax evaders

      Britain was asked for help by foreign governments seeking to track down tax evaders on nearly 2,500 occasions in 2013, up 45...

    38. February 15, 2015

      Labour draws up plans for review into HMRC dealings

      The firestorm sparked by the release of secret files on HSBC’s Swiss operations continued to rage over the weekend, as the...

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