Fraudulent “phishing” emails purporting to be from the taxman have risen by about 300% over the past year, according to HMRC.
The ICAEW Tax Faculty has broadly welcomed proposals on the Agent Strategy, but still has a ‘number of reservations’ on how tax agents will engage with HMRC.
HM Treasury will continue in its fight against tax avoidance by the UK's wealthiest people with the recruitment of an additional 2,250 tax inspectors.
Britain’s top tax official has defended HMRC’s strategy for tackling tax evasion and the recent tax deal with Switzerland. Nick Huber reports.
HMRC has responded to concerns raised by tax agents with a wide-ranging initiative to improve its service to agents - starting with post processing and handling.
A South African national who attempted to steal around £5m through tax fraud has been jailed for two years by the Old Bailey.
A series of interviews between the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) and representatives from HMRC, including an HR advisor, the department’s head of digital strategy, and a
The Public Accounts Committee raised concerns about the ability of HMRC’s real-time tax system to meet its “very tight timetable” to integrate with the DWP's universal credit system.
Each year some £11.5bn worth of value added tax (VAT) is lost to the state.
I attended a conference run by the AAT on Saturday.
- ICAS: HMRC record checks are “flawed” 230,530 18
- Reasonable Excuse scorecard 2011: Taxpayers 20 HMRC 12 51,181 17
- HMRC helplines begin move to 03 numbers 39,854 19
- HMRC ‘reasonable excuse’ definition under fire 30,350 22
- Struck-off companies dodge £16bn a year 27,452 59