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HMRC announces limited settlement opportunity for 'contractor loan' tax scheme users

The UK's HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that, for a limited time, it is offering a settlement opportunity to resolve disputes with 16,000 individuals who used the 'contractor loan scheme' as an attempt to avoid income tax. 28 Jul 2014

Use of APN power could backfire on HMRC, says expert

OPINION: New power designed to help Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) recover tax from users of UK tax avoidance schemes could backfire heavily and leave HMRC overwhelmed and struggling even to fulfil its basic duties. 25 Jul 2014

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OECD unveils ‘global standard’ to combat tax fraud and banking secrecy

A new global standard for the automatic exchange of financial information aims to “put an end to banking secrecy” in tax matters and increase transparency, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said. 23 Jul 2014

Accelerated tax payment provisions to be extended to NIC avoidance schemes

New provisions requiring accelerated payment of tax in certain tax avoidance schemes, which became law last week, will be extended to National Insurance Contributions (NICs) two months after the National Insurance Contributions Bill 2014 becomes law, the government... 22 Jul 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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