Government agencies taking a “blind eye” to non-compliance are losing the Exchequer up to £16bn a year in lost tax, according to tax justice campaigner Richard Murphy.


HMRC’s stance on postal tax return submissions suffered a blow from First Tier tribunal judge Ann Redston, who last month upheld a taxpayer’s appeal on a CIS return late filing penalty.


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An unqualified Nottingham-based accountant has been ordered by a judge to pay back £1.4m after stealing from his client's business accounts.

The Office of Tax Simplification has targeted 44 tax reliefs for elimination, plus 17 more that should be simplified.

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Rebecca Benneyworth considers the evidence gathered during HMRC’s pilot record checks in 2006-7 and considers what its new approach will mean for advisers and their clients in 2011.


It is no secret that one of the most intractable problems that the OTS is wrestling with is the question of IR35 (although at the start it was seen as possibly providing a “quick win”).


Proposals by HMRC to check record keeping by SMEs are flawed, says the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) in its response to