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Pension forum slams lack of clarity over QROPS rules

An influential trade group has criticised HM Revenue & Customs for failing to present a clear policy to retirement savers about Qualifying Recognised Overseas...

Jersey scraps new law for non-resident QROPS

Jersey QROPS have been ditched by the Channel Island’s government because ministers fear their offshore pension template fails to meet tax rules laid down...
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HMRC ready to name and shame dodgy tax advisers

The government is getting tough with financial advisers who dream up controversial tax management schemes for the wealthy. Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke...
Judges kick out £1bn tax saving case on appeal

Judges kick out £1bn tax saving case on appeal

Accountancy and tax consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers has lost a £1 billion tax management case designed to help 200 wealthy investors save £90 million. The Court of...
HMRC amnesty lets wealthy taxpayers play catch-up

HMRC amnesty lets wealthy taxpayers play catch-up

Higher rate taxpayers who have fallen behind with filing tax returns can come clean and pay what they owe under a new HM revenue...
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Expat wins remitted income tax appeal against HMRC

Money spent from a joint bank account belongs to the person withdrawing the cash and not another signatory on the account, a tax tribunal...

QROPS going to Malta is just a tease, says regulator

QROPS schemes who have lost their status and want to relocate to Malta to get back in to the market are unlikely to win...

What makes Malta QROPS special?

Malta QROPS are still accepting pension transfers after the shutters have gone up on hundreds of other schemes in what were considered safe havens. QROPS...

Managing money to save tax is not immoral, says the law

The row over the morality of investing in a tax management scheme aimed at working within the law to save tax highlights the current...

HMRC probes TV comic’s £3.3m tax saving scheme

Funnyman Jimmy Carr is not so amused by rumours that he is the biggest investor in an offshore tax saving scheme. Comic Carr reportedly has...

Clock ticking for taxpayers with undeclared Swiss accounts

HMRC has upped the ante for British taxpayers with holdings in Swiss bank accounts by increasing the one-off tax payment to 41% of their...

Judge rejects HMRC bid to see expat’s private court papers

Crafty tax investigators are trying to unlock confidential divorce court documents to pursue a claim for unpaid tax against an expat husband who handed...

Expat loses £100,000 tax case after holiday visit to UK

Expats confused over their residency status need to take specialist advice before returning to the UK. The latest expat to fall foul of residency rules...

HMRC turns up the heat on offshore tax cheats

The new penalties will be slapped on offshore investors who evade tax by failing to tell HMRC about the full extent of their holdings. HMRC...

Gibraltar QROPS set to rock offshore pensions market

Guernsey QROPS providers facing a rocky future are looking towards Gibraltar to save their businesses. Financial firms are eyeing the progress of new draft qualified...

HMRC ignores plea to reinstate Guernsey QROPS

HM Revenue & Customs has blocked fresh moves by Guernsey QROPS providers to reinstate pensions for retirement savers who do not live on the...
Swiss whistle blowers give up tax cheats

Swiss whistle blowers give up tax cheats

Hundreds of secret bank accounts have been uncovered in two Swiss banks after whistle blowers handed sensitive information about customers to the UK tax...

Expats shouldn’t worry about QROPS pensions, says HMRC

The latest round of offshore pension tax changes has left many expats concerned over the safety of their money locked in overseas pensions. Thousands of...

QROPS, third party schemes are not banned, says HMRC

Reports of the death of third party QROPS are greatly exaggerated and the offshore pension scheme for expats and international workers is far from...