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    1. October 29, 2014

      Governments sign deal against tax evasion

      Fifty-one countries have pledged to pass on financial data after signing an agreement in Berlin to crack down on tax...

    2. October 26, 2014

      UK shell company law will be easy to sidestep, MPs warn

      A new law aimed at removing the “cloak of secrecy” surrounding the ownership of companies is likely to be easily...

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    1. October 23, 2014

      Warning over pension tax loophole

      MPs have pressed the government to back its claims that a tax loophole created by pension reforms will not lead to a large...

    2. October 22, 2014

      Facebook pays minimal UK tax despite rising revenue

      Facebook paid almost no UK corporation tax for the second year in a row after it reported a pre-tax loss of £11.6m in 2013,...

    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

      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...

    6. October 15, 2014

      Axing of Double Irish tax plan greeted calmly by Wall Street

      A simple tweak to the “Double Irish” tax structure might be enough to prolong its lifespan, advisers said as they pondered...

    7. October 14, 2014

      EU agrees laws to end banking secrecy

      EU finance ministers took an important step towards ending banking secrecy in Europe by agreeing legislation that would...

    8. October 14, 2014

      Dublin to shut Double Irish corporate tax loophole next year

      Ireland is to shut its so-called “Double Irish” corporate tax loophole from the beginning of next year, bowing to intense...

    9. October 14, 2014

      Dublin ditches Double Irish to save low tax regime

      Dublin has served up its last “Double Irish”. But its decision to sacrifice a highly contentious tax loophole shows a...

    10. October 13, 2014

      HK leader CY Leung remains silent over accusations of tax avoidance

      Hong Kong’s chief executive has refused to respond to claims that he should have paid tax on millions of pounds he received...

    11. 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...

    12. October 9, 2014

      Cash-strapped countries eye trillions held offshore

      When governments around the world embarked on a drive to plug tax loopholes in 2012, the urgency of the move was underpinned...

    13. October 9, 2014

      Q&A: What is the double Irish?

      The European Commission has threatened to launch a formal investigation into a vital aspect of Ireland’s tax system, known...

    14. October 9, 2014

      Brussels in crackdown on ‘double Irish’ tax loophole

      Brussels is challenging the “double Irish” tax avoidance measure prized by big US tech and pharma groups, putting pressure...

    15. October 8, 2014

      Concern as Almunia rushes EU competition cases out of door

      Joaquín Almunia is making the most of his last days as the EU’s competition commissioner. Recent weeks have seen a flurry of...

    16. October 7, 2014

      EU’s Amazon probe steps up pressure over tax deals

      The move by Brussels to open a formal investigation into Amazon’s tax arrangements in Luxembourg, confirmed on Tuesday, is...

    17. October 7, 2014

      Ireland’s tax regime nurtures innovation in avoidance

      Irish tax policy has in recent years attracted considerable international criticism, but within Ireland it is seen as...

    18. 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...

    19. October 3, 2014

      Degrading of Number 10’s tech connection

      As opposition leader, David Cameron spoke of his desire to “bring in a new era of Google government” and twice addressed the...

    20. October 3, 2014

      A public comeuppance for the pirates of Cupertino

      The pirate flag that flew over Apple’s Macintosh division under Steve Jobs was a token of the renegade spirit he hoped to...

    21. October 3, 2014

      UBS criticises Paris over tax probe

      UBS has lashed out at French authorities investigating whether it helped wealthy French clients avoid tax, following reports...

    22. October 2, 2014

      Incoming antitrust head promises action on tax deals

      Europe’s incoming antitrust chief has promised a tough line on state-subsidised tax avoidance, saying she will “send a...

    23. September 30, 2014

      Ireland under pressure over low corporate tax rates

      Just when good news was starting to flow again out of Ireland, along comes the European Commission to spoil the...

    24. September 29, 2014

      Osborne plans crackdown on tech groups with new anti-avoidance rules

      Technology companies “that go to extraordinary lengths” to cut their tax bills will be hit with new anti-avoidance rules, as...

    25. September 29, 2014

      Italy targets Prada chiefs in tax probe

      Italian authorities are investigating the personal finances of Prada’s co-chief executives, in the latest phase of a...

    26. September 23, 2014

      Labour tax crackdown plan sparks concern

      Labour plans to raise more than £1.1bn by “a co-ordinated crackdown against tax avoidance” are likely to raise policy issues...

    27. September 17, 2014

      A first blow against corporate tax avoidance

      Governments across the developed world have long been concerned by the need to crack down on corporate tax avoidance. As...

    28. September 16, 2014

      British Virgin Islands suffers amid push against money laundering

      The British Virgin Islands has long attracted Chinese companies looking to incorporate offshore but the Caribbean haven is...

    29. 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...

    30. September 5, 2014

      HMRC claims victory against tax scheme

      Investors in a vaccine research scheme face having to repay millions in tax reliefs, after a second tribunal found in favour...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. August 10, 2014

      No influx of European wealth for Singapore

      Singapore sees no evidence that wealthy people are shifting funds from Europe to Asia in order to escape tough rules on tax...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    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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