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    1. July 31, 2015

      Film investors lose legal challenge against HMRC

      The high court today ruled against more than 150 film scheme investors who challenged the tax authority’s use of...

    2. July 29, 2015

      A taxing and complex Channel Islands tale

      Sark, a picturesque island 80 miles south of England, was until recently the last feudal state in Europe. In spite of...

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    1. July 24, 2015

      ‘Naming and shaming’ threat for wealthy tax avoiders

      Wealthy investors in multiple tax avoidance schemes are being leaned on to settle what the tax authority sees as due,...

    2. July 24, 2015

      HMRC move to prise open secret accounts falls flat

      Revenue & Customs has so far collected just £13.9m from an initiative to prise open secret bank accounts in the Crown...

    3. July 22, 2015

      HMRC plans ‘special measures’ for persistent corporate tax avoiders

      A few big companies involved in “persistent and aggressive tax planning” will face financial penalties and public...

    4. July 20, 2015

      Tax avoidance bills deliver £600m for Revenue

      Controversial demands for unpaid tax associated with contested investments generated almost three times more than...

    5. July 20, 2015

      Freelance employees face new scrutiny on tax

      Companies that use freelancers would be required to police their tax affairs, under proposals to reform a system that...

    6. July 14, 2015

      Property investors bear brunt of avoidance claims

      Investors in property redevelopment schemes in depressed regions have been targeted in a drive to reclaim billions in...

    7. July 13, 2015

      EU tax: Tough love for multinationals’ sweetheart deals

      Until a few months ago, the medieval town of Athenry in County Galway owed its fame mainly to a song. Irish rugby and...

    8. July 10, 2015

      Summer Budget grants new powers to Revenue

      The taxman’s powers have been quietly beefed up in the Summer Budget with measures to reduce the amount that goes...

    9. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: scope of tax avoidance crackdown widened

      HM Revenue & Customs is expected to raise £7.2bn from a crackdown on tax fraud, offshore trusts and the hidden economy...

    10. July 3, 2015

      Osborne plans ‘non-dom’ tax crackdown in Budget

      George Osborne is planning another crackdown on wealthy UK “non-doms” in next week’s Budget, as part of a £5bn plan to...

    11. June 25, 2015

      Taxpayers hit with ‘spectacularly wrong’ avoidance bills

      Taxpayers caught in the government’s clampdown on avoidance have received highly inflated tax bills for their...

    12. June 25, 2015

      Free Lunch: The wrong tax reform

      No bang, no buck In the run-up to his first true blue Budget, chancellor George Osborne has been told by his...

    13. June 22, 2015

      Tax blacklist provokes offshore fury

      Bermuda has attacked a tax haven list drawn up by Brussels as “unjustified and baseless”, adding to criticism of the...

    14. 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...

    15. June 18, 2015

      Entrepreneurs hit by overreaching tax reforms

      Owners of small businesses face being denied tax relief on the sale of stakes held via joint ventures after a...

    16. June 17, 2015

      First multinationals warn over being hit by Osborne’s ‘Google tax’

      A group of US-listed companies have become the first multinationals to warn investors they could be hit by the UK’s new...

    17. June 9, 2015

      Amazon among multinationals yielding to global tax crackdown

      Several leading multinational companies have come a long way towards dismantling structures they have used to minimise...

    18. June 8, 2015

      Brussels demands details of tax rulings from 15 more countries

      The EU sharply escalated its campaign against tax avoidance by multinationals on Monday by demanding details of...

    19. June 5, 2015

      Wealthy clients told of loopholes in new UK transparency law

      A leading law firm has told wealthy clients they can avoid “unwanted public scrutiny” from new transparency laws, in a...

    20. June 4, 2015

      Swiss prosecutor blames weak laws for failure to convict HSBC

      HSBC has paid SFr40m ($43m) in compensation to the Geneva prosecutor to resolve a high-profile money laundering...

    21. 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...

    22. June 1, 2015

      Plan for pan-European tax system dismissed

      A Treasury minister has dismissed Brussels’ latest move to combat tax avoidance as “an answer still looking for a...

    23. June 1, 2015

      More UK tax evaders going to jail but prison terms are falling

      More people are going to prison for tax evasion in the UK, according to official statistics, but the average length of...

    24. May 29, 2015

      Investors warned to act quickly over tax avoidance disputes

      Taxpayers being hauled over the coals for their involvement in disputed avoidance schemes should act soon to pursue...

    25. May 27, 2015

      Brussels seeks EU-wide corporate tax base to tackle avoidance

      The EU has relaunched a plan for a bloc-wide common corporate tax base to combat multinational tax avoidance. But the...

    26. May 26, 2015

      Amazon tax probe will go ahead, EU warns

      The European Commission warned on Tuesday that Amazon’s decision to report its sales more widely across Europe would...

    27. May 22, 2015

      Amazon starts to book UK sales in Britain

      Amazon has started to pay taxes on sales to its UK customers in Britain rather than in Luxembourg, in a climbdown after...

    28. May 22, 2015

      Liberty tax scheme investors hopeful of appeal success

      Investors in a disputed tax saving investment scheme could get off the hook for millions in unpaid tax, according to...

    29. May 21, 2015

      Bernie Ecclestone battles with HMRC over £1bn tax bill

      Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One chief executive, is fighting a tax bill of more than £1bn, after Revenue & Customs...

    30. May 19, 2015

      UK ‘non-doms’ urged to step up offshore tax plans

      Some wealthy UK “non-doms” are being advised to accelerate plans to transfer money to offshore trusts in case tax rules...

    31. May 19, 2015

      Pensions for nannies spark black market warning

      Nanny agencies are warning of a growing “black market” in childcare as middle-class parents resort to cash-in-hand...

    32. May 15, 2015

      Tax: a Scandinavian solution

      If a politician was a surgeon, faced with the task of amputating your leg, we can well imagine how it would go. First...

    33. May 11, 2015

      Tories aim to raise extra £5bn a year in tax avoidance clampdown

      The Conservatives are set to press on with efforts to counter tax avoidance and evasion, with measures on the way...

    34. May 5, 2015

      EU probe into sweetheart tax deals to miss deadline

      Brussels will fail to meet its self-imposed June deadline to close flagship investigations into sweetheart tax deals...

    35. May 4, 2015

      UK Supreme Court to hear HMRC case on bank bonuses

      The UK’s highest court is to hear an appeal by HM Revenue & Customs over two offshore schemes designed to avoid paying...

    36. May 1, 2015

      Scorn poured over parties’ tax avoidance pledges

      Political pledges to raise billions more from tackling tax avoidance and evasion have been strongly criticised as...

    37. May 1, 2015

      UK Revenue faces legal challenge over HSBC tax scandal

      The UK tax authority faces a potential judicial review over its handling of the evasion scandal involving HSBC’s Swiss...

    38. April 30, 2015

      Voters in marginals seek clampdown on corporate tax avoidance

      Most voters in marginal constituencies have told pollsters that politicians have not gone far enough in promising to...

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