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How systematic is systematic? HMRC unable to answer FOI request on the Lagarde List

Following HMRC's press release regarding its use of the Lagarde List to 'assess, collect enforce and prosecute tax offences', Burges Salmon made a Freedom of Information request.
20 May 2015

FTT rules in favour of taxpayer: succession losses can be offset against profits

The First Tier Tribunal has found that that a taxpayer that succeeded to a trade was entitled to set carried-forward pre-succession losses against all of its trading profits.
08 May 2015

HMRC found to have made mistakes in almost half of all cases reviewed/appealed in 2013/14

HMRC's Reviews and Appeals - 2013-14 contains statistics showing the outcome of reviews and appeals against HMRC tax decisions for the year 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.
22 January 2015

How much can a taxpayer claim for bad tax advice?

When tax advice is misleading or fails to identify an alternative which would involve a lower payment, how much is a taxpayer entitled to be compensated? 
21 January 2015

HMRC v Martin: tax relief awarded in bonus clawback case

Income tax paid on a bonus payment which is later clawed back by an employer can be reclaimed by the taxpayer, but only in certain circumstances.
13 November 2014

South west property tax taskforce launched

HM Revenue and Customs' HMRC has announced that a new taskforce has been launched in South Wales and the south west of England to tackle tax evasion and fraud on property taxes.
10 September 2014

Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility

HM Revenue and Customs' HMRC has announced changes to the terms of the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF).
09 September 2014

Tackling offshore tax evasion

HMRC's latest consultation paper sets out the details of a tough new, strict liability, criminal offence of failing to declare taxable offshore income.
02 September 2014

The case of BPP University College – Applying Mitchell in the Tax Tribunal

Failure to comply with directions in the Fist-tier Tribunal can be grounds for the award of a barring order against further proceedings. 
23 July 2014

Raising the Stakes part 4 - Accelerated Payment Notices 2

This fourth briefing note deals in more detail with the accelerated payment notice provisions which are in Part 4, Chapter 3 of the Finance (No.2) Bill.
01 July 2014

Raising the stakes part 3 – accelerated payment notices

In its 12 August 2013 consultation Raising the Stakes on Tax Avoidance, HMRC mooted the possibility of issuing accelerated payment notices (APNs), but only in the context of follower notices. 
06 June 2014

Raising the stakes

Parts 4 and 5 of the Finance (No.2) Bill include the legislation on which HMRC has consulted over the last 6 or 12 months in relation to tackling tax avoidance. 
28 May 2014
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