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There is “extremely overwhelming” evidence that ending taxpayer confidentiality would result in a loss of tax revenue, HMRC’s tax assurance commissioner has told MPs.

HMRC has tightened up the conditions under which taxpayers with offshore assets can settle their tax debts using the Liechtenstein disclosure facility (LDF).

Audit Scotland is fighting a £4.1m claim from HMRC for VAT the tax department says was wrongfully recovered on subcontracted local government audit work carried

HMRC’s alternative dispute resolution (ADR) service is not a “horse trade” and is useful for cases where clients are ready to make a settlement with HMRC, according to BDO.


A popular Edinburgh Fringe venue has resolved an “unpaid monies” tax dispute after reaching agreement with HMRC.

HMRC needs to be more accountable and open about the way it settles large tax disputes according to a committee of MPs which also said that the Revenue’s calculation of the UK tax gap is “flawe


Responding to criticism from MPs, HMRC will appoint a new commissioner to oversee major tax disputes.


The taxman has extended a trial scheme to resolve disputes with small and medium-sized enterprises more quickly and cheaply, reports Nick Huber.


The telecoms operator has ended a ten year dispute with HMRC by agreeing to pay back £1.25bn over five years.

HMRC has released figures outlining the progress made during the first year of its new reviews procedure. Simon Sweetman assesses the outcome so far.