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    1. August 19, 2016

      Advisers question scope of new tax avoidance clampdown

      Financial advisers and accountants have raised concerns about the scope of a new crackdown on tax avoidance by the UK...

    2. July 20, 2016

      HMRC allows four months’ grace on ‘disguised remuneration’ schemes

      HM Revenue & Customs has extended the period for wealthy investors to access relief on investment gains from “disguised...

    1. July 7, 2016

      London generates 30% of UK taxes

      Britain’s public finances are increasingly dependent on London because it generates nearly 30 per cent of the UK’s main...

    2. June 8, 2016

      Saudi Arabia considers income tax for foreign residents

      Saudi Arabia’s finance minister confirmed that the kingdom was considering imposing income tax on foreign residents as...

    3. June 3, 2016

      A simple basic income delivers little benefit to complex lives

      Perhaps it is the paucity of other interesting ideas in politics; perhaps it is the thrill of an idea that appeals to...

    4. April 25, 2016

      Review: ‘Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe’, by Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage

      In pre-revolutionary France the nobility was exempt from the taille, the land tax imposed on the people. Instead, they...

    5. April 15, 2016

      Kensington tax bills breach £50,000 a year

      Income tax paid by residents of the UK’s wealthiest constituency hit a record high in 2013-14, the year the top rate...

    6. April 11, 2016

      Woolly notions of ‘fairness’ are no way to run a tax system

      British public life is made up of people who are steeped in the humanities, ignorant of finance and quietly scared by...

    7. March 22, 2016

      Scottish National party to freeze income tax until 2022

      Ever since confirmation that Scotland will gain substantial powers over income tax, the ruling Scottish National party...

    8. March 16, 2016

      Budget: Income tax boost for lower and middle earners

      Millions of higher earners will pay £700 less income tax in two years, after George Osborne expanded planned increases...

    9. March 11, 2016

      The tax tale that ends in some being worse off as wages rise

      Once upon a time, not so very long ago, Chancellor Nigel decided to simplify the income tax system. By the time he had...

    10. March 9, 2016

      Flight of the non-doms?

      The Boltons in the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea is one of the most exclusive addresses in London, yet in...

    11. March 7, 2016

      National insurance ‘no longer fit for purpose’

      The rise of part-time jobs and self-employment has rendered the UK’s national insurance regime “no longer fit for...

    12. March 4, 2016

      I’m an expat. How should I save for retirement in the UK?

      I am a 40-year-old UK expatriate living and working in Saudi Arabia and earning a tax-free salary of £80,000 a year. I...

    13. March 4, 2016

      Londoners drive rise in income tax take

      High earners and landlords in London and south-east England have driven most of the recovery in UK income tax paid...

    14. March 1, 2016

      Osborne says £8bn rise in tax take justifies cut to highest rate

      George Osborne has hailed a £8bn rise in tax revenues from the UK's highest earners as a vindication of his decision to...

    15. February 26, 2016

      How will the tax on my retirement pot be calculated?

      I retired from my full-time NHS job in 2011 and am fortunate enough to have a relatively large pension pot. I am aware...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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