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    1. July 1, 2015

      Pensioners abroad face steep UK tax charges

      Thousands of people, including Britons who have retired abroad, face the threat of steep charges after a UK tax crackdown on...

    2. June 30, 2015

      £1m home sales reach ‘high-water mark’

      Britain’s property market boom pushed sales of the most expensive homes to a record level last year but early indications...

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    1. June 26, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — tax credits

      What does this show? This chart shows how the value of child and working tax credit payments, broken down by claimant group,...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Thousands hit by offshore pensions curbs

      Thousands of British citizens have been caught up in a clampdown on overseas pension transfers, which is expected to leave...

    3. June 25, 2015

      HMRC hires extra staff after third of phone calls go unanswered

      As many as one in three phone calls to HM Revenue & Customs went unanswered in recent months, prompting an admission that...

    4. June 25, 2015

      Taxpayers hit with ‘spectacularly wrong’ avoidance bills

      Taxpayers caught in the government’s clampdown on avoidance have received highly inflated tax bills for their involvement in...

    5. June 19, 2015

      Q&A: Student loan repayments

      Recent graduates are failing to make meaningful inroads into their student debts despite record low inflation and an...

    6. June 12, 2015

      HMRC’s Google deal ignites cloud security concerns

      Concerns over taxpayer privacy have been raised by the UK tax authority’s foray into cloud computing, seen by some as a step...

    7. June 7, 2015

      Rise in FTSE 100 companies disclosing UK tax information

      Demands for greater transparency from business about their tax affairs have prompted more than half of all FTSE 100...

    8. June 5, 2015

      Tax credit errors and fraud fall to record low

      Fraud and errors in the payment of personal tax credits were at their lowest ever level in 2013-14, according to the...

    9. June 5, 2015

      HMRC’s numbers don’t add up

      HM Revenue & Customs’ admission this week that it is being crushed under the weight of hundreds of thousands of postal...

    10. June 4, 2015

      HMRC seeks private sector partner for UK’s largest IT contract

      Britain’s tax authority is seeking a private sector partner to help it manage the replacement of its multimillion pound IT...

    11. June 1, 2015

      More UK tax evaders going to jail but prison terms are falling

      More people are going to prison for tax evasion in the UK, according to official statistics, but the average length of these...

    12. May 30, 2015

      HM Revenue & Customs in U-turn over missed tax return deadline

      Nearly 1m people who missed the January 31 deadline for filing their tax returns could escape the £100 automatic penalty...

    13. May 29, 2015

      Investors warned to act quickly over tax avoidance disputes

      Taxpayers being hauled over the coals for their involvement in disputed avoidance schemes should act soon to pursue legal...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. May 22, 2015

      Liberty tax scheme investors hopeful of appeal success

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

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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 &...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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....

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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