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  1. April 17, 2014

    Q&A: Offshore tax evasion clampdown

    The chancellor George Osborne has revealed new rules that he said will make it easier to prosecute individuals who evade...

  2. April 15, 2014

    BT loses claim for refund of VAT in the Court of Appeal

    A bid by BT, the communications company, to claim a refund of £65.2m of value added tax dating back more than 20 years has...

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    April 15, 2014

    Why you should care about dynamic modelling

    Dynamic modelling sounds like something Cara Delevingne might do as she scatters hashtags across Instagram. But it is...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Junior partners rush to stump up equity to avoid tax crackdown

    Thousands of UK lawyers, accountants and property consultants are scrambling to inject equity into their firms in an attempt...

  3. April 14, 2014

    Osborne courts right with ‘dynamic scoring’ research on tax cuts

    George Osborne will appeal to the right wing of the Conservative party on Monday with the publication of further government...

  4. April 13, 2014

    Osborne’s plan to give taxman more powers faces Tyrie scrutiny

    George Osborne’s plan to give the taxman new powers to clamp down on £10bn of tax evasion and avoidance is to face scrutiny...

  5. April 12, 2014

    George Osborne tightens net on offshore tax evaders

    George Osborne plans to give new powers to HM Revenue & Customs to make it easier to prosecute people who evade taxes by...

  6. April 11, 2014

    HMRC guidance on cancelled annuities welcomed

    Newly retired pensioners who have backtracked on their decision to buy an annuity will not be penalised, the tax authority...

  7. April 10, 2014

    Berezovsky estate should be treated as insolvent, High Court told

    The estate of Boris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch who was found dead in the bathroom of an Ascot mansion last year,...

  8. April 8, 2014

    Law Society criticises taxpayer crackdown by HM Revenue & Customs

    A planned crackdown on tax avoiders will make HM Revenue & Customs “judge and jury” by eroding taxpayers’ right to appeal,...

  9. April 4, 2014

    Osborne faces row over new HMRC powers to seize unpaid tax

    George Osborne is facing a backlash over plans to give HM Revenue & Customs unprecedented powers to dip into taxpayers’ bank...

  10. April 3, 2014

    Chancellor publishes draft copies of new tax statements

    George Osborne has published draft copies of new personal tax statements that will be sent out to 24m individuals this...

  11. April 1, 2014

    Mobile group Three in EU court win over £1bn UK tax

    A defeat for the government in Europe’s highest court has paved the way for over £1bn of tax losses racked up by Three, the...

  12. March 28, 2014

    Littlewoods on course for £1.2bn payout in tax refund battle

    Littlewoods is on course for a £1.2bn payout from the public purse, after the High Court sided with the UK home shopping...

  13. March 28, 2014

    Farm and business inheritance tax reliefs double in five years

    The cost of exempting agricultural land and businesses from inheritance tax has more than doubled over the past five years,...

  14. March 21, 2014

    Alliance Trust axes VAT on fees

    Investment platform Alliance Trust Savings is reducing its charges after guidance from HM Revenue & Customs suggested that...

  15. March 21, 2014

    ‘Hands tied’ on VCT status, says HMRC

    HM Revenue & Customs had no choice but to withdraw the status of a venture capital trust given the law, according to...

  16. March 17, 2014

    Up to 2m ‘hard-pressed’ families to get more childcare benefit

    Up to 2m “hard pressed families” are to be given extra money towards childcare costs, the prime minister will say on Tuesday...

  17. March 16, 2014

    HMRC crackdown on big business wins £2bn

    A crackdown on tax avoidance by big business has reduced the risk to the Exchequer from two aggressive forms of financial...

  18. March 14, 2014

    HMRC stuns investors with withdrawal of VCT approval

    HM Revenue & Customs has withdrawn approval for a venture capital trust for the first time, according to the head of the...

  19. March 13, 2014

    HMRC withdraws Oxford Technology VCT status

    The UK taxman has withdrawn the status of a venture capital trust for the first time after a breach of funding rules,...

  20. March 11, 2014

    Pensions savings cap lands retired with £230m tax bill

    Tax authorities have recouped more than £230m in charges from retired people caught out by the introduction of a cap on...

  21. March 10, 2014

    HMRC targets landlords

    HM Revenue & Customs collected £110m from investigations into underpayments of capital gains tax (CGT) in 2012/13. The...

  22. March 7, 2014

    Wife of Boohoo broker owns £22m stake

    The wife of a broker involved in the £300m flotation of Boohoo.com, the online fashion retailer, has a £22m stake in the...

  23. March 5, 2014

    UK Supreme Court rules Secret Hotels2 not liable for VAT

    A Supreme Court ruling on whether a travel business is acting as a principal or an agent is a landmark judgment that could...

  24. March 5, 2014

    Isa guide 2014: Aim share pitfalls

    For many years, shares traded on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) were regarded as too risky for mass-market...

  25. March 2, 2014

    Britain to scrap VAT on Bitcoin trades

    Britain’s tax authority is planning to ditch value added tax on Bitcoin trading, only days after the collapse of Mt Gox, one...

  26. February 28, 2014

    Q&A: will my final salary scheme push me over the Lifetime Allowance?

    Doctors, senior police officers and even headteachers saving into final salary pensions are in the danger zone for hefty tax...

  27. February 28, 2014

    Vince Cable names hairdressers who failed to pay minimum wage

    Vince Cable has announced the first “naming and shaming” of employers found to have failed to pay the national minimum wage,...

  28. February 28, 2014

    Serious Fraud Office fined for value added tax mistakes

    Britain’s top anti-fraud agency has been fined for value added tax errors, prompting MPs to demand that ministers get a grip...

  29. February 24, 2014

    HMRC challenges big business over accounting standards

    HM Revenue & Customs is challenging some of the UK’s biggest businesses over their accounting policies, as it steps up its...

  30. February 14, 2014

    HMRC deadline for Swiss accounts

    HM Revenue & Customs has written to about 5,000 taxpayers asking for confirmation of whether tax is due on their Swiss bank...

  31. February 7, 2014

    UK insolvencies continue to fall

    The number of companies and individuals declaring bankruptcy is still falling, in another piece of good news for the British...

  32. January 31, 2014

    How to make money by renting

    A new car is guaranteed to lose you money. So is a new private jet. Depreciation is the price you pay for the smell of new...

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    January 28, 2014

    Balls's misleading tax sums - and why they matter

    On Saturday, Ed Balls announced that a Labour government would bring back the 50 per cent tax rate on incomes over £150,000....

  34. January 24, 2014

    Protect your lifetime pension allowance

    Time is running out for pension savers with large accumulated funds – including the pending value of final-salary benefits –...

  35. January 22, 2014

    More taxpayers seek judicial reviews of Revenue decisions

    The number of taxpayers seeking to challenge Revenue & Customs through judicial review jumped by nearly a third in 2012, as...

  36. January 17, 2014

    Bankruptcy terms could extend to three years

    Insolvency professionals want to increase the average period of bankruptcy from one year to three to allow more time to...

  37. January 12, 2014

    Revenue clampdown on offshore trusts pays off

    A crackdown on employers that set up offshore trusts for top earners has started to pay off, helping HM Revenue & Customs...

  38. January 10, 2014

    Non-doms could fall foul of remittance charges

    Wealthy individuals living in the UK could fall foul of changes to rules governing the status of non-domiciled residents if...

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