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    1. February 2, 2016

      Scottish Labour proposes income tax rise

      The Scottish Labour party has proposed to raise income tax by a penny, as it tries to jump-start its demoralised troops...

    2. February 1, 2016

      Late tax returns net £87m in fines for HMRC

      The Revenue can expect an £87m windfall after one in 13 taxpayers failed to file their self-assessment returns online...

    1. January 3, 2016

      Property levies would ease the robot attack on income tax

      The rulers of ancient Rome regarded income tax as a measure to be avoided. A levy on wages would not have raised much,...

    2. December 16, 2015

      Scottish budget follows George Osborne’s example

      Scotland will follow the Conservative government at Westminster by raising tax on the purchase of some properties and...

    3. December 15, 2015

      Scotland to set out its own income tax rates

      Scotland will break new ground when it sets out its own income tax rate for the first time on Wednesday, in a...

    4. December 3, 2015

      Indonesia to roll out tax amnesty plan

      Indonesia plans to roll out a controversial tax amnesty plan this month, pulling in an annual Rp100trn ($7.2bn) by...

    5. November 20, 2015

      Loans could hit UK graduates with up to 60% marginal tax

      British graduates who use student loans to fund two degrees will face income tax rates of up to 60 per cent when they...

    6. November 17, 2015

      Income tax must rise by a penny to meet growing demands of NHS

      The basic and higher rates of income tax will have to rise by a penny each within the next 15 years if the NHS is to...

    7. September 28, 2015

      Trump aims to scrap income tax for millions of poorer US citizens

      Donald Trump is proposing an overhaul of the US tax system that would eliminate income taxes for millions of poorer...

    8. September 24, 2015

      Troubling times for low-tax tradition in Switzerland’s Zug

      The government in the tiny Swiss canton of Zug has been forced to admit the previously unthinkable: its famously low...

    9. September 4, 2015

      SNP commits to halving tax on flights

      Scottish travellers will enjoy lower taxes on flying from 2018, although taxpayers remain in the dark over changes to...

    10. August 21, 2015

      No more soft touch for Britain’s big tax dodgers

      David Cameron and George Osborne regularly declare that their aim is to forge “one nation”, demolishing barriers...

    11. July 9, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — average income tax rates

      What does this show? This chart shows how average rates of income tax paid across the earnings spectrum have changed...

    12. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: George Osborne raises income tax thresholds

      Millions of individuals are set to pay less tax from next year after George Osborne announced plans to raise the income...

    13. July 5, 2015

      Osborne chooses tax cuts over higher wages

      Ministers’ determination to cut £12bn from the welfare bill has ignited a debate about the causes and possible remedies...

    14. June 24, 2015

      George Osborne urged to cut top tax rate to 40p

      Former Conservative chancellor Lord Lawson on Wednesday night urged George Osborne to cut the top income tax rate to...

    15. June 23, 2015

      Uncle Sam needs you to do your own US taxes

      The battle at the end of the Lord of the Rings instalment, The Two Towers, took three months of night shoots to film....

    16. June 22, 2015

      Tax advisers: the backlash against the backlash

      In its 87-year history, Taxation magazine has not often been known for courting notoriety. Aimed at UK tax advisers, a...

    17. June 19, 2015

      Municipal finances descend into the sewer

      Taxes stink. Americans hear that all the time as politicians pledge to protect us from any increase in levies — come...

    18. June 8, 2015

      Welsh Labour warms to tax devolution plans

      The Labour government in Wales has softened its opposition to Conservative proposals for tax devolution even while...

    19. June 5, 2015

      Millions snared by income tax traps

      Changes to headline rates of tax — or politicians’ promises not to raise them — tend to elicit the biggest reaction...

    20. June 3, 2015

      Mass tax avoidance chokes Pakistan economy

      As an industrialist in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi recounts his woes, from frequent power cuts to a...

    21. May 27, 2015

      Queen’s Speech: ban on raising tax at heart of economic plans

      The Chancellor may restrict some tax reliefs, delay the uprating of tax thresholds and look afresh at smaller taxes to...

    22. May 15, 2015

      Dual residence complicates Scottish tax status

      The government is facing obstacles to identifying Scottish taxpayers, with less than a year to go before income tax is...

    23. May 10, 2015

      Piecemeal UK tax rises seem ‘inevitable’

      George Osborne is expected to rely on piecemeal tax changes and frozen thresholds to raise extra revenue after his...

    24. April 29, 2015

      Cameron’s pledges unwise or costly or both, says Lawson

      David Cameron has been accused by Lord Lawson, former Conservative chancellor, of making a flurry of promises that are...

    25. April 29, 2015

      An election campaign that is too full of gimmickry

      UK election campaigns always have their fair share of histrionics. Activists in chicken suits stalk their political...

    26. April 29, 2015

      Cameron pledges to ban tax rises until 2020

      David Cameron will on Wednesday promise a law banning any rise in income tax, VAT or national insurance in the next...

    27. April 28, 2015

      General election: IFS attacks parties’ pension proposals

      Plans for curbs on pension tax relief drawn up by both main political parties in the UK have been lambasted by an...

    28. 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...

    29. April 24, 2015

      General election: Cameron accused of breaking pledge to Scots

      David Cameron’s pledge to give English MPs the final say on income tax rates south of the border was denounced by...

    30. April 24, 2015

      General election: Tories to bar Scottish MPs from income tax vote

      The Conservatives will ban Scottish MPs from having a deciding vote on any changes to the rates of income tax in their...

    31. April 8, 2015

      The battle for Britain’s most reckless tax pledge

      Britain’s politicians are battling to win the award for 2015 party with the silliest and most dangerous tax...

    32. April 8, 2015

      Voters back tax rise to fund NHS, poll shows

      Most voters would be prepared to pay more in income tax if it was earmarked for spending on the National Health...

    33. March 13, 2015

      UK government under fire over tax ‘weaknesses’

      Tax revenues have barely kept pace with national income since 2009 despite more than £16bn of tax increases, according...

    34. 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,...

    35. February 10, 2015

      ‘English votes for English laws’ is easier said than done

      Every state with devolved institutions of government, redistributes revenues among subsidiary jurisdictions. These...

    36. February 3, 2015

      Chancellor’s tax reforms raise less than last Labour government

      George Osborne has raised much less income than the last Labour government from reforms to tackle corporate tax...

    37. January 23, 2015

      Middle-income families ‘unscathed’ by UK austerity

      Middle-income households have “escaped remarkably unscathed” from the UK government’s austerity drive, according to an...

    38. December 11, 2014

      Wales Bill foresees Cardiff raising a fifth of its expenditure

      The Wales Bill, which passed its last hurdle in the House of Commons on Wednesday, envisages that by 2020 Cardiff will...

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