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IHT Is Too Complicated, Say Tax Gurus

Tax experts are recommending ministers to take action to simplify inheritance tax rules. The Office of Tax Simplification, an independent government agency looking at how...

Contractors Pay £1bn To HMRC Over Disputed Loan Charges

Expats who took advantage of borrowing money from their contractor companies rather than taking salaries to minimise tax are under siege from the UK...

Buy To Let Lenders Crack Down On Tax Avoidance

Buy to let mortgage lenders are declining loans for landlords they suspect of avoiding tax, a leading lender has revealed. Paragon, a specialist property investment...

3m Taxpayers Holding Offshore Accounts Under Scrutiny

Overseas tax authorities have revealed the tax secrets of around 3 million UK taxpayers with offshore accounts in more than 100 countries. Masses of information...

HMRC Forces Firms To Hand Over Confidential Client Papers

HM Revenue & Customs is secretly collecting evidence about the financial affairs of suspected tax dodgers from professional service businesses. HMRC’s Criminal Investigation Directorate issued...

Avoiding Loan Charge Tax Is Doomed To Fail, Says HMRC

Schemes aimed at helping expat contractors avoid the disguised remuneration loan charge are doomed to fail, says HM Revenue & Customs. The loan charge applies...

HMRC Tackles Footballers Over Suspected Tax Avoidance

The tax man is gunning for a slice of the billions of pounds paid to England’s leading soccer clubs and players. HM Revenue & Customs...

HMRC Slammed For Failing Desperate And Suicidal Contractors

A lobby group looking after the interests of contractors and freelance workers is criticising HM Revenue & Customs for ignoring a plea to set...

HMRC Needs To Do More To Stem Tax Avoidance

HM Revenue & Customs should concentrate on trawling data to catch persistent tax evaders rather than punish taxpayers who make mistakes with ever more...

Do Britain’s Missing Tax Billions Really Exist?

Britain has a £33 billion tax gap - but does the imagined amount of missing money really exist? HM Revenue & Customs estimates the tax...

Expats Must Not Fall Foul Of New Tax Avoidance Measures

Expats on foreign assignments who remain British taxpayers should consider tough new tax avoidance rules about to take effect if they have undeclared cash...

Countries That Have Signed Up To FATCA

Agree or disagree with the Foreign Account Taxation Compliance Act (FATCA), the tax network between America and more than 100 other countries is going...

Rebel Tories Force Tax Haven U-Turn On UK Government

British government has had to make a policy U-turn after dilly-dallying over lifting the veil of secrecy from tax havens. The Foreign Office had promised...

HMRC’s Supercomputer Is Snooping On You

If you are subject of a dreaded inquiry from the tax man, rest assured the probe into your financial affairs is not random. HM Revenue...

Tax Man Tackles Soccer Clubs And Stars For Alleged Avoidance

The tax man is probing the financial affairs of 180 football stars at 51 English Premier League and Football League clubs in an inquiry...

Shakira Tax Case Is A Warning For Expats In Spain

Most expats might think they have little in common with international singing superstar Shakira - but if you are an expat in Spain you...

Expat Landlords Urged To Catch Up With Tax

If you are a British expat letting out a home while living overseas, you could be in for a nasty tax shock. HM Revenue &...

HMRC Intimidates Taxpayers Into Paying Up

Threatening to take taxpayers to court if they dispute HM Revenue & Customs rulings has helped boost the self-assessment tax take by £1.4 billion. Extra...

EU To Publish ‘Vampire’ Tax Haven Blacklist

The European Union is preparing a black list of tax havens that help wealthy ‘vampires’ avoid paying taxes. EU finance chief Pierre Moscovici says rich...

Tax Avoidance Firm Loses ‘HMRC Approved’ Ad Challenge

A ruling from advertising watchdogs that carrying the HM Revenue & Customs on advertising materials is misleading leaves the way open for government departments...