One in five large UK businesses would consider relocating abroad because of the tax system in this country, according to a study commissioned by HMRC.


HMRC is planning to tone down its hardline stance on legal action against companies it thinks are evading tax.


The scale of HMRC’s difficulties in introducing a new system to manage PAYE codes has emerged in an appendix to the department’s 2009-10 accounts.


The First-Tier tribunal found in favour of a couple who faced tax assessments of nearly £20,000 on dividends that HMRC claimed were paid as part of a settlement under s660a of the Income and Corpor


Government ministers have advised professional representatives that they will make online filing of VAT returns compulsory for all businesses from 2012.


The government says it wants to create stability and predictability in the tax system, but is the way tax law is made conducive to this? Simon Sweetman offers his assessment.


The tax department raised a few professional eyebrows last week when it sent out letters to around 600 taxpayers who had taken advantage of the Offshore Disclosure Facility asking for their insight

HMRC has issued a clarification on its position with regards to VAT charges for insurance introductory services. Shimon Shaw outlines the key details.

HMRC will use debt collection agencies to recover £140 million in unpaid taxes this year.


HMRC  has published figures showing that it has “progressively delivered” against Lord Carter’s targets for online filing of Self Assessment, Corporation Tax, PAYE and VAT returns.