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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. October 3, 2014

      Investors in alleged tax avoidance scheme face HMRC squeeze

      The UK tax authority is using new powers to turn the screw on investors in alleged avoidance schemes. People who bought into...

    12. October 3, 2014

      Tax probes into wealthy foreigners stepped up

      The UK tax authority has significantly increased the amount of extra money it obtains from highly paid foreign...

    13. October 1, 2014

      Cameron’s tax pledge for 30m Britons

      David Cameron told the Conservative party conference this week that if he wins the next election, 30m people would enjoy...

    14. September 30, 2014

      Prime buyers help stamp duty revenues rise by one-third

      Buyers of million-pound houses paid almost £2bn of stamp duty last tax year, as the strong UK housing market drove tax...

    15. FT Alphaville

      September 29, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE How’s it koan, at Quindell? When it comes to Quindell is an update promising an update...

    16. September 29, 2014

      HMRC to take tax debts from pay packets

      HM Revenue & Customs will be able to collect up to £17,000 a year of tax debts directly from high earners’ pay packets,...

    17. September 26, 2014

      VCT inflows reach eight-year high

      The amount of money channelled into venture capital trusts rose to an eight-year high last tax year, as investors pursuing...

    18. September 12, 2014

      First tax demands sent to avoidance scheme investors

      The first wave of controversial new tax bills has been sent by the tax authority, as part of a government strategy to...

    19. September 5, 2014

      HMRC child benefit letters cause confusion

      Letters issued by the tax authority to high-earning couples about child benefit charges have caused “widespread confusion”,...

    20. September 5, 2014

      HMRC seeks severe fines for tax evaders

      Savers and investors who have kept assets offshore should make use of disclosure facilities to settle with the UK tax...

    21. August 29, 2014

      Cash Isas drop as investment picks up

      Savers put away less money in tax-efficient individual savings accounts last year as banks offered investors some of the...

    22. August 25, 2014

      UK commercial property owners lose £100m in tax rule change

      Owners of commercial properties in the UK have lost £100m of tax reliefs in the four months to the end of July after an...

    23. August 24, 2014

      Survival of share option scheme in doubt

      The long-term survival of a government-backed share option scheme particularly suited to low paid and part-time staff is in...

    24. August 22, 2014

      New pension lifetime allowance scheme opens

      Investors with large accumulated pension funds have a new opportunity to protect their savings from future falls in the...

    25. August 22, 2014

      Q&A: Could I go to prison for innocent tax mistake?

      As part of its clampdown on tax evasion and aggressive forms of avoidance, the government has proposed a “strict liability...

    26. August 21, 2014

      New homes rise but buyers cool on Britain’s housing market

      The number of new homes being built in the UK has hit a post credit-crunch high in the past three months, but the growth in...

    27. August 19, 2014

      Osborne goes after offshore evaders

      The UK tax authority will on Tuesday set out details of plans to make it easier to prosecute people who hide money offshore,...

    28. August 17, 2014

      A step too far for UK tax authorities

      Over the past four years David Cameron’s government has subjected Britain’s public sector to a fierce programme of deficit...

    29. August 15, 2014

      Banks warn George Osborne on HMRC tax grab plan

      British banks have warned the chancellor of the exchequer that HM Revenue & Customs is not competent enough to be trusted...

    30. August 15, 2014

      Chart that tells a story . . . inheritance tax

      What does this show? Having peaked at £3.8bn in 2007-08, the amount of inheritance tax collected by HM Revenue & Customs...

    31. August 15, 2014

      UK house price boom set to lift inheritance tax revenues

      The boom in house prices is soon expected to propel inheritance tax revenues to their highest share of the economy since the...

    32. August 14, 2014

      HMRC says offshore trusts cannot use settlement facility

      A potential loophole that promised to cut the costs of settling tax avoidance disputes involving offshore trusts has been...

    33. August 10, 2014

      HMRC turns spotlight on inheritance tax in avoidance crackdown

      A tax avoidance crackdown is set to turn the spotlight on previously undetected inheritance tax planning schemes, where HM...

    34. August 8, 2014

      HMRC reverses non-dom tax treatment

      The tax authority has unexpectedly withdrawn a concession to wealthy foreigners living in the UK, giving many less than two...

    35. August 8, 2014

      Chart that tells a story . . . alcohol duty

      What does this show? The amount of tax paid on UK alcohol purchases in each financial year from 1999-2000 to 2013-14. Last...

    36. August 4, 2014

      Revenue seeks to curb use of trusts to avoid inheritance tax

      Inheritance tax planning for all but the UK’s super-rich will become much harder under HM Revenue & Customs plans to curb...

    37. August 3, 2014

      Keydata founder threatens UK regulator for £371m

      The founder of the Keydata, the collapsed investment company, is threatening to sue the UK’s financial regulator for £371m,...

    38. July 28, 2014

      Small businesses attack new HMRC powers

      Small business lobby groups have attacked plans to allow HM Revenue & Customs to seize unpaid tax directly from bank...

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