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Tax Tribunal backlog reaches record high

The backlog of tax disputes waiting to be heard has reached a new record high with a particular surge in the number of high value cases lodged with the Upper Tribunal, according to Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com. 25 Nov 2014

Government dilutes plans for direct recovery of debts by HMRC

The government will proceed with plans to give HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) new powers to withdraw funds directly from bank accounts to claim unpaid taxes from debtors, but has introduced new safeguards in light of criticism of those plans. 24 Nov 2014

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Commission may have 'gone too far' in saying that Starbucks' Netherlands tax arrangements constitute state aid, says expert

The preliminary view published by the European Commission that an agreement between the  Dutch tax authorities and coffee shop operator Starbucks amounts to unlawful state aid, may have "gone too far", according to Caroline Ramsay, a state aid expert... 14 Nov 2014

Leaked documents show 'tax rulings' from Luxembourg allowed over 300 companies to cut tax bills

Over 300 multinational companies appear to have saved "billions of dollars in taxes" after obtaining 'tax rulings' from authorities in Luxembourg, journalists have claimed. 06 Nov 2014

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Expertise in Tax Disputes

Effective handling of relations with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) presents challenges. Managing tax disputes requires a clear understanding of both the dispute process and the tax technical issues. It is for this reason that we believe that specialist skills in both are required to provide best advice in this area.

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