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HMRC wins HOK reasonable excuse appeal | AccountingWEB

HMRC wins HOK reasonable excuse appeal | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it

They didn’t actually say HMRC was fine and dandy and behaving correctly.

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MPs slam public sector IR35 arrangements | AccountingWEB

MPs slam public sector IR35 arrangements | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it
The Public Accounts Committee has published a report on off-payroll payments criticising workers in the public sector for making their own arrangements to pay tax.
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HMRC extends Affluent Unit remit | AccountingWEB

HMRC extends Affluent Unit remit | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it
An expansion of a HMRC team targeting tax evasion by wealthy people has been broadly welcomed, but some experts fear the crackdown on tax dodgers is muddled and not radical enough.
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Balls promises review of construction employment status | Construction News | The Construction Index

Balls promises review of construction employment status | Construction News | The Construction Index | The System | Scoop.it

Construction union Ucatt has welcomed the announcement by shadow chancellor Ed Balls that Labour will launch a review of so-called ‘bogus self-employment’ in the industry.

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HMRC commits to call centre investment | AccountingWEB

HMRC commits to call centre investment | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it
HMRC chief executive Lin Homer has announced the recruitment of up to 1,000 additional contact centre staff to bring forward a target of answering 90% of all calls.
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Recommendation to delay RTI to 2015 dismissed by KPMG

Recommendation to delay RTI to 2015 dismissed by KPMG | The System | Scoop.it
A recommendation by the All Party Parliamentary Taxation Group (APPTG) to delay Real Time Information (RTI) implementation until 2015 has been dismissed by KPMG.
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Glitch at HMRC saying tax returns are still outstanding- Clever ...

Glitch at HMRC saying tax returns are still outstanding- Clever ... | The System | Scoop.it
HMRC have sent out letters to companies saying that previous years corporation tax returns have not been filed and they have estimated the tax due for that period. Included in the letter are details of how the debt will be ...
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HMRC 2011-12 accounts qualified for 12th time | AccountingWEB

HMRC 2011-12 accounts qualified for 12th time | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it

For the 12th year in a row, the comptroller and auditor general qualified HMRC’s accounts for 2011-12 for the lack of verifiable evidence concerning tax credits error and fraud.

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HMRC corporate tax deals ‘reasonable’, says NAO | AccountingWEB

HMRC corporate tax deals ‘reasonable’, says NAO | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it
The National Audit Office has concluded that five large tax settlements with HMRC were “all reasonable” and that the overall outcome for the Exchequer was good.
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HMRC staff back industrial action | CEI Compliance Consultancy

The Dow industrials rose Tuesday for the first day in five sessions as a reading on the service sector unexpectedly rose and officials from industrialized countries discussed the ongoing European crisis.
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HMRC qualifies who is Scottish for income tax purposes | Accountants

HMRC qualifies who is Scottish for income tax purposes | Accountants | The System | Scoop.it
HMRC has now published a technical note detailing the way it will deal with Income Tax in Scotland after the Scotland Bill received Royal Assent earlier this year.
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Pasty tax cool down and the road to wider VAT reform - PwC UK blogs

Pasty tax cool down and the road to wider VAT reform - PwC UK blogs | The System | Scoop.it
Commenting on news that the Government is changing controversial VAT measures announced in the Budget, Hugh Love, head of VAT at PwC in Scotland, said: "Food retailers across Scotland will undoubtedly welcome the ...
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HMRC re-launches Business Records Checks | AccountingWEB

HMRC re-launches Business Records Checks | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it
HMRC will start targeting businesses across the country later this month as it rolls out a new...
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Subway loses toasted subs tribunal | AccountingWEB

Subway loses toasted subs tribunal | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it
Subway franchises have lost an appeal concerning the VAT liability of their toasted subs and 'meatball marinara'.
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HMRC victory in SDLT avoidance case | AccountingWEB

HMRC victory in SDLT avoidance case | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it
HMRC has won a key court case defeating a widely-marketed scheme to avoid stamp duty land tax.
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Frauds fund accountant’s cosmetic work | AccountingWEB

Frauds fund accountant’s cosmetic work | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it

An assistant accountant working for a car dealership in Bristol has been convicted of fraud for siphoning off nearly £16,000 to pay for holidays and cosmetic surgery

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HMRC loses Lomas paper return case | AccountingWEB

HMRC loses Lomas paper return case | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it

"HMRC acted in an unconscionable manner"

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RTI cost for payroll grossly underestimated says damning parliamentary report

RTI cost for payroll grossly underestimated says damning parliamentary report | The System | Scoop.it
An influential all-party parliamentary group says HMRC has grossly underestimated the cost of Real Time Information (RTI) to the payroll industry and suggests the project should be viewed as nothing more than a step towards centralised deductions.
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Treasury lawyer becomes HMRC tax deal referee | AccountingWEB

Treasury lawyer becomes HMRC tax deal referee | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it

Former tax lawyer and current Treasury director general for tax and welfare, Edward Troup, has been appointed as HMRC’s first tax assurance commissioner.

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Universal credit rules hit self-employed | AccountingWEB

Universal credit rules hit self-employed | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it

Draft regulations setting out conditions and procedures for claimants of the proposed Universal Credit (UC) will impose new reporting requirements that put the self-employed at a disadvantage, tax advisers are warning.

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HMRC widens tax taskforce net | AccountingWEB

HMRC widens tax taskforce net | AccountingWEB | The System | Scoop.it

Just before the Jubilee weekend, HMRC expanded its compliance and enforcement programme by announcing a wave of new taskforces to investigate evasion in specific commercial and geographical sectors:

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HMRC will retain EDI for RTI until at least 2016

HMRC will retain EDI for RTI until at least 2016 | The System | Scoop.it
HMRC has announced that it will allow employers to send Real Time Information (RTI) to HMRC using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) until at least 2016-17.
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UK: why information exchange beats withholding taxes every time ...

UK: why information exchange beats withholding taxes every time ... | The System | Scoop.it
Although it is theoretically possible to have both effective information exchange and withholding taxes, in practice the UK has placed itself in a position of either one or the other. This is because it has chosen to sign a deal with ...
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