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Details emerge of HMRC's 'strict liability' offshore tax evasion offence as consultation published

A proposed criminal offence of failing to declare taxable offshore income would only apply to cases which cause "significant" loss of revenue to the UK exchequer, and prosecutions would only proceed where proportionate, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said.... 20 Aug 2014

Benefits of Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) to be restricted, says HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced changes to the terms of the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF), restricting the most favourable treatment to new tax irregularities with a "significant" offshore connection. 15 Aug 2014

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Employee Benefit Trust settlement opportunity will be withdrawn on 31 March 2015

Employers who used an Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) before 6 April 2011 must notify HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by 31 March 2015 if they wish to take advantage of the terms of the EBT Settlement Opportunity, HMRC has announced .  15 Aug 2014

Tax avoidance scheme disclosure rules to be broadened so that accelerated payment rules apply to more schemes

The UK government wants to widen the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes (DOTAS) rules so that more tax schemes will fall within new rules requiring accelerated payments of tax, according to a new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) consultation document . 04 Aug 2014

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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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