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Starbucks UK head office move makes "good business sense", though impact on tax bills will be small says expert

The announcement by coffee chain Starbucks that it will move its European head office from Amsterdam to London makes "good business sense" for the international firm, but will not make a huge difference to the amount of tax that it pays, an expert has said.... 17 Apr 2014

"Homogenised" new EU non-financial reporting requirements will create hefty burdens for mid-tier businesses, says expert

New rules requiring EU companies with over 500 employees to report on measures including environmental impact, workforce diversity and anti-bribery and corruption controls will "widen the gulf" between large-scale multinational businesses and their mid-tier... 17 Apr 2014

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Expert questions UK chancellor's proposed 'strict liability' criminal offence for taxable funds held offshore

It would be disproportionate to introduce automatic unlimited fines and prison sentences for UK taxpayers with offshore assets on which they have not paid the correct taxes, as trailed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the weekend, an expert has said.... 14 Apr 2014

Allowing HMRC to take money from bank accounts of tax debtors could see it "treated as preferential creditor", accountants warn

Proposals announced as part of this year's Budget that would allow HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to take money directly from the bank accounts of tax debtors could undermine existing insolvency laws by effectively allowing the department to be treated as a... 11 Apr 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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