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That's rich: top earners pocket 20 times more pension tax relief than poorest - The Independent

That's rich: top earners pocket 20 times more pension tax relief than poorest - The Independent | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
That's rich: top earners pocket 20 times more pension tax relief than poorestThe IndependentResearch by the investigative website Exaro, using the Government's own figures, found people in the UK earning more than £150,000 a year are attracting tax...
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Tax dodge crackdown 'on track'

Tax dodge crackdown 'on track' | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
The government is "on track" to raise £4bn this year via schemes to crack down on tax dodgers, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander says.
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HM Revenue & Customs: e-marketplaces campaign

If you're selling on the internet you can find out if you're trading and need to pay tax - and how to get your tax up to date...
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HM Revenue & Customs: All calculators and tools

A range of tool and calculators are available from HMRC here: 

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Chancellor George Osborne 'must tax and go for growth' - Telegraph.co.uk

Chancellor George Osborne 'must tax and go for growth' - Telegraph.co.uk | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukChancellor George Osborne 'must tax and go for growth'Telegraph.co.ukThey will add to the growing swell of opinion formers arguing for a “Plan B” as the UK's recovery from the financial crisis in 2008 is slower than ministers had hoped.Mr...
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UK recession to be longest since war - Ninemsn

UK recession to be longest since war - Ninemsn | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
Jersey Evening PostUK recession to be longest since warNinemsnalt Tax Time 2012Doing your tax doesn't need to be daunting! Check out ninemsn Finance's Tax Time for tips and advice on how to make your 2011/12 tax return work for you.
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Sacking staff at HMRC has cost the country at least £1.1 billion » Tax Research UK

Sacking staff at HMRC has cost the country at least £1.1 billion » Tax Research UK | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
RT @RichardJMurphy: Blog: Sacking staff at HMRC has cost the country at least £1.1 billion http://t.co/lQMrA8Dd...
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Greggs renews 'pasty tax' fight

Greggs renews 'pasty tax' fight | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
Greggs, the UK's largest bakery chain, blames wet weather for a drop in underlying sales and warns that the "pasty tax" could hit sales and profits.
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UK companies cut secret tax deals

UK companies cut secret tax deals | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
Major UK-based firms cut secret deals with authorities in Luxembourg to avoid paying millions in corporate tax in Britain, a BBC Panorama investigation finds. (Why should we pay so much tax if firms like GSK can get away with not paying £34M!
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Global action on tax evasion has largely failed, study shows

Global action on tax evasion has largely failed, study shows | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
Flow of funds to tax havens has not been reversed – the $2.7tn deposited offshore is the same as in 2007 (RT @rvaidya2000: Global action on tax evasion has largely failed, study shows http://t.co/UaGUiiwH via @guardian...
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HMRC: Highest tax rates hit more than four million - BBC News

HMRC: Highest tax rates hit more than four million - BBC News | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
BBC NewsHMRC: Highest tax rates hit more than four millionBBC NewsA few weeks later, he proclaimed himself to be "shocked" at HMRC evidence that some of the UK's wealthiest people were able to get away with paying little or no income tax at all, by...
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Labour to vote against 'Granny Tax' as new figures show pensioners on modest incomes will be hit | The Labour Party

Labour to vote against 'Granny Tax' as new figures show pensioners on modest incomes will be hit | The Labour Party | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
Labour will today vote in the House of Commons against the tax rise on pensioners – the ‘granny tax’ – announced in last month’s Budget. Ahead of the vote actor...
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Struggling for extra finance - get £4,250 tax free with a lodger

For many people, making ends meet is a challenge at the moment. Add to this the challenge of trying to find funds to start or support a business and the household finances could reach boiling point. 

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Apple pays 1.9pc tax on overseas profits - Telegraph.co.uk

Apple pays 1.9pc tax on overseas profits - Telegraph.co.uk | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukApple pays 1.9pc tax on overseas profitsTelegraph.co.ukIreland's corporation tax is about half the UK level, but many multinational companies pay substantially less as profits end up being siphoned off to related companies in...
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The National Minimum Wage rates : Directgov - Employment

The National Minimum Wage rates : Directgov - Employment | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
Information on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates and advice on what to do if you have any problems with being paid the NMW.
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HM Revenue & Customs: e-marketplaces campaign

If you're selling on the internet you can find out if you're trading and need to pay tax - and how to get your tax up to date...
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Google could face UK MPs over tax avoidance | technophilia.com.au

Google could face UK MPs over tax avoidance | technophilia.com.au | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
Anger is growing over the revelations that a complex series of transactions sees Google move most of the money it makes into the tax haven Bermuda, paying a minimal sum in the UK. A petition demanding it pay its “fair ...
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HM Revenue & Customs: Tax on rental income if you rent out a room for London 2012

HM Revenue & Customs: Tax on rental income if you rent out a room for London 2012 | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it

"If you're considering renting out your accommodation during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, make sure you check whether you have to pay tax on the income."

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HMRC defends confusing P35 reminder letters

HMRC defends confusing P35 reminder letters | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
HMRC has defended its policy of sending out PAYE end-of-year reminder letters even when P35s have already been filed on time.
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Ebay and Amazon ordered to hand over names of biggest traders in HMRC tax crackdown

Ebay and Amazon ordered to hand over names of biggest traders in HMRC tax crackdown | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
HMRC hopes to raise millions of pounds by targeting online traders, who have until June 14 to come forward and benefit from a reduced penalty of 20 per cent of the tax owed.
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Cameron hints at rethink on tax threat to charities after 90% says plans would hit donations

Cameron hints at rethink on tax threat to charities after 90% says plans would hit donations | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister pledged to listen ‘very sympathetically’ to complaints that capping tax relief on donations will cost charities hundreds of millions of pounds a year.
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HMRC increasingly uses powers to seize assets ahead of May 7 VAT deadline

HMRC increasingly uses powers to seize assets ahead of May 7 VAT deadline | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
#SMEs who fail to make their VAT payments on time to HMRC at increasingly at risk of having their assets seized...
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Tax-avoidance could backfire on companies

Tax-avoidance could backfire on companies | Accountancy for SMEs | Scoop.it
Tax has become the latest battleground for ethical investors, but their message sends out a warning to anyone who invests in shares.
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Reminder - Only 1 Month Left to File Employers Annual Returns!

HM Revenue & Customs reminds employers to file their annual Forms P35 online no later than 19 May to avoid a penalty. (Reminder - Only 1 Month Left to File Employers Annual Returns!
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