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European Commission: Amazon's tax arrangements in Luxembourg may have been illegal state aid

Corporation tax arrangements agreed between Luxembourg and the online retailer Amazon in 2003 may have conferred a "selective tax advantage" on Amazon, the European Commission has said. 16 Jan 2015

Investment in tax investigations set to increase as HMRC sees "tremendous value" from compliance efforts, says expert

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) looks set to increase spend more on tax investigations after the department secured an additional £5.9 billion from large businesses last year. 14 Jan 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • Tax Disputes: Follower Notices and Accelerated Payments

    New provisions, which came into force on 17 July 2014, are designed to remove the cashflow advantage for the taxpayer that currently exists in relation to most direct tax disputes and to help HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to clear the backlog of disputes...

  • Tax and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as asset transfers, employment, issues for directors, real estate, pensions, litigation, third party contracts...

  • Tax and procurement

    This guide was updated in March 2014

  • Financial Transaction Tax

    This guide was updated in May 2014 .      

  • Worldwide Debt Cap

    This guide was last updated in May 2014.

  • Patent box regime

    This guide was updated in December 2014.

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Expertise in Corporate Tax

Over the last few years the pressure to increase tax revenues has led to continued complex changes to tax legislation, coupled with a more aggressive approach to tax planning from HMRC. Our team of lawyers, accountants and former HMRC officers gives us a broad perspective and enables us to guide you through the maze of complex rules to help you achieve your business objectives.

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