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ANALYSIS: Businesses in the financial services sector that outsource group functions to a non-UK group company with a UK branch could face multi million pound VAT challenges. 17 Oct 2018
The UK’s largest businesses were charged £59 million in fines by the UK's HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in 2017 for ‘careless’ behaviour in their tax affairs, according to figures obtained by Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-law.com. 17 Oct 2018
If you are involved in a dispute in the UK tax tribunals with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) you will probably incur costs such as legal fees and disbursements/expenses. The rules as to when you can recover your costs and when you may have to pay the...
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...
Awards and settlements in commercial disputes can be taxable in the claimant’s hands. The tax treatment of damages should be considered at an early stage as this may need to be factored into the amount claimed. Tax also needs to be considered in settlement...
From 30 September 2017 it is a criminal offence in the UK if a business fails to prevent its employees or any person associated with it from facilitating tax evasion under the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Businesses need to take action to minimise their risk...
Large companies and partnerships need to publish their tax strategy online before the end of their first financial year beginning after 15 September 2016.
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 High Court has upheld the UK's first unexplained wealth order (UWO), dismissing a legal challenge to the order obtained by the National Crime Agency (NCA) earlier this year. 16 Oct 2018
Speed read: In the last year a number of new measures have come into force or been announced in the UK to tackle offshore tax avoidance and evasion. The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) means tax authorities will get annual information about accounts held offshore... 04 Oct 2018
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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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