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The EU has added 10 countries to its blacklist of “non-cooperative” tax jurisdictions, bringing the number now on the list to 15. 18 Mar 2019
The UK's HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) received information last year about 5.67 million offshore accounts held by around 3 million UK residents, according to a paper published to coincide with the chancellor's Spring Statement. 15 Mar 2019
A family investment company (FIC) can be an attractive alternative to a trust as a vehicle to preserve family wealth and mitigate taxes. A FIC typically has lower running costs than a trust and enables those who establish it to retain a degree of control....
UK taxpayers who have underpaid income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax involving offshore matters must correct past non-compliance before 30 September 2018 or face penalties which could be as much as two or three times the unpaid tax. There is also...
A person or company can penalised if they 'enable' offshore UK tax evasion or non-compliance by others. Policies and procedures designed to prevent companies from committing the corporate criminal offences of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion...
This guide was updated in December 2017
The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is a way for countries to automatically exchange information about non-residents holding bank accounts and other financial accounts offshore. By September 2018 over 100 jurisdictions should be making annual exchanges...
The Contractual Disclosure Facility (CDF) is part of a drive in recent years by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to 'crack down' on tax evaders and "close the tax gap". The CDF is the newest incarnation of Code of Practice 9 - a process which is used...
The backlog of tax disputes waiting to be heard by the first-tier tribunal (FTT) reached 28,800 last year, the third year in a row that the number has increased and more than double the 2009-10 figure, according to Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com.... 08 Mar 2019
The UK government is considering the introduction of an additional 1% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) surcharge on purchases of residential property in England and Northern Ireland by overseas buyers. 15 Feb 2019
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