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    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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

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    The tax authority has unexpectedly withdrawn a concession to wealthy foreigners living in the UK, giving many less than two...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. July 25, 2014

    HMRC offers contractors six months to settle £430m tax dispute

    Thousands of contractors in IT, finance, consulting and healthcare have been given six months to settle a £430m dispute with...

  11. July 22, 2014

    US Senate alleges hedge fund and banks avoided $6bn tax bill

    Hedge fund Renaissance Technologies has been accused of misusing complex financial structures, with the help of Barclays and...

  12. July 21, 2014

    Global crackdown on offshore secret tax accounts yields €37bn

    Governments across the world have collected more than €37bn of tax from secret offshore accounts since 2009, it emerged on...

  13. July 18, 2014

    Q&A: Accelerated payment notices

    The UK tax authority this week published a list of more than 1,000 schemes that it considers tax avoidance vehicles, and...

  14. July 17, 2014

    Special tax unit nets extra £1bn from richest Britons

    Scrutiny of some of Britain’s wealthiest individuals has yielded £1bn of extra tax since 2009, HM Revenue & Customs said on...

  15. July 15, 2014

    Thousands of taxpayers in avoidance schemes to repay billions

    Tens of thousands of UK taxpayers who took part in tax-saving schemes over the past decade learned on Tuesday that they face...

  16. July 11, 2014

    Bankruptcy looms for tax scheme investors

    Investors in tax arrangements that are the focus of a government crackdown face potential financial ruin, advisers warned,...

  17. July 10, 2014

    Taxing questions over avoidance schemes

    What are these schemes? An array of schemes have been devised over the past decade to minimise tax payable by their wealthy...

  18. July 10, 2014

    ‘Tsunami’ of lawsuits after crackdown creates £5bn tax bill

    Lawyers are scrambling to file compensation claims against advisers who sold tax-saving schemes that have backfired to leave...

  19. July 7, 2014

    Ingenious Media tells celebrity investors they face tax crackdown

    A string of business leaders, sports stars, entertainers and other investors were told on Monday to prepare for tax demands...

  20. July 7, 2014

    Swiss banks threaten freeze on US accounts over tax evasion

    Several Swiss banks have threatened to freeze American clients’ accounts unless they prove they are, or take steps to...

  21. July 4, 2014

    HMRC sets ultimatum for scheme investors

    HM Revenue & Customs has ratcheted up the tone of its correspondence to taxpayers, taking a hard line on those it accuses of...

  22. July 3, 2014

    Amazon embroiled in EU tax crackdown

    European officials have demanded that Luxembourg hand over documents relating to Amazon’s tax affairs as the online retail...

  23. June 22, 2014

    Tax missteps follow private Swiss banks

    Owners of Swiss private banks are finding it hard to escape the reach of the US Department of Justice’s inquiry into tax...

  24. June 20, 2014

    Head of UBS in Belgium charged in tax fraud probe

    The head of UBS’s business in Belgium was charged on Thursday for alleged involvement in a multibillion-euro tax fraud, as...

  25. June 18, 2014

    Icebreaker threatens to sue Deloitte

    The company behind high-profile investment partnerships declared to be tax avoidance schemes last month has threatened to...

  26. June 17, 2014

    UK officials reject tax complaints against Alliance Boots

    British officials have rejected complaints by two campaign groups over the taxation and disclosure of transactions...

  27. June 13, 2014

    Investors could face ‘cash flow crisis’ following HMRC probes

    Taxpayers accused of participating in tax avoidance schemes could land in significant financial difficulties if government...

  28. June 12, 2014

    Dublin grows jittery over EU probe into ‘sweetheart’ tax deals

    The governor of California was joking. Or was he? At a breakfast last week in San Francisco, Jerry Brown admitted he was...

  29. June 12, 2014

    US tech and pharma park cash offshore

    ‘Golden age’ for offshore cash A group of leading US technology and pharmaceutical companies including Microsoft, Google and...

  30. June 12, 2014

    Taxing time ahead as offshore rules come under more scrutiny

    ‘Golden age’ for offshore cash The OECD called it “the golden age” of tax planning: a period in which multinational...

  31. June 12, 2014

    Q&A: Brussels tax probe

    The European Commission has opened three in-depth investigations into tax decisions in Ireland, the Netherlands and...

  32. June 11, 2014

    EU probe shines spotlight on national tax authorities

    Brussels’ probe of three EU countries over tax deals for Apple, Starbucks and Fiat Finance and Trade escalates a broader...

  33. June 11, 2014

    Playing fair on corporate tax

    The tax arrangements of multi-national corporations have rarely been out of the headlines over the past two years. Taxpayers...

  34. June 11, 2014

    Brussels opens tax probe into Apple, Starbucks and Fiat

    Brussels ratcheted up the global crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies on Wednesday by launching an...

  35. June 10, 2014

    EU to probe Apple’s Irish tax affairs

    The European Commission is preparing to launch a formal investigation into Apple’s Irish tax affairs on Wednesday, marking a...

  36. June 10, 2014

    Modi faces dilemma over ending India’s tax fight with Vodafone

    Might the battle that never seems to end finally be about to reach a conclusion? For seven years, Britain’s Vodafone and...

  37. June 9, 2014

    Corporate tax escape trick set to backfire

    It is a feat worthy of Houdini. Even as public debts mount, the world’s corporations have managed to break free from the...

  38. June 8, 2014

    London minicab drivers step up fight against Uber

    London’s minicabs have joined black cabbies in questioning the legality of Uber, the cab hailing app. Taxi drivers, who will...

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