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Jeweller’s VAT fraud results in a prison sentence

Accountants may want to be on the lookout for clients whose dealings appear to be suspect after an antique trader was found guilty of a VAT fraud.

HMRC launches Business Tax Dashboard for accountants

Accountants may want to check out the HMRC website and look at the Business Tax Dashboard that was added during the Revenue’s Easter maintenance offline period.

HMRC apologises to contact centre callers

The Revenue has issued an apology to callers who could not get an answer when they telephoned its contact centres following the Easter break.

Accountants may like the new iXBRL accounting software from Sage

Online accountants may be pleased to learn that accounting software giant Sage is sending a new version of its iXBRL tax technology to its customers.

Is your tax planning strictly above board?

Is it possible to out-smart the taxman legally? According to a recent article in the press, yes it is.

Would a narrowly targeted GAAR encourage tax avoidance?

Accountants might be interested to learn that the Association of Revenue & Customs believes a General Anti-Abuse rule could encourage tax avoidance if it is narrowly targeted.

HMRC’s tax webinars are now available on-demand

Accountants may be interested to learn that some of HMRC’s webinars can now be accessed on demand.

Accountant confirms legitimacy of Boris Johnson’s tax position

An accounting firm in London has become involved in the tax row between the two main candidates for the job of London mayor.

Say farewell to paper VAT returns

Accountants may want to remind their clients that paper filing of VAT returns is now a thing of the past for virtually all businesses.

Compliance to become focus at HMRC

Accountants may be interested to learn that HMRC is going to channel most of its energy towards ensuring everybody complies with their tax obligations.