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The tax avoidance double standard strikes again

Is it just me or is there a major double standard when it comes to being punished for tax avoidance in this country?

Tax rates are creeping up across the EU member states

It will probably come as no surprise to learn that taxation rates are edging up in EU member states. Official data from the EU shows that VAT rates are increasing as are corporate and high earner’s personal income tax rates.

How can the government plug a £13 billion black hole?

Accountants and other drivers could soon find their motoring activities taxed in a different way if the government listens to proposals from the RAC.

Hampshire plumber receives suspended sentence for tax evasion

A plumber from Hampshire was recently given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, after Southampton Crown Court found him guilty of tax evasion.

Wealthy French could be set to relocate to the UK

If you thought the top income tax rate in the UK was high, spare a thought for the high earners in France who could shortly be facing a whopping 75% tax bill.

Pasty tax protest descends on Downing Street

The government’s plans to introduce the ‘pasty tax’ continue to provoke anger in the bakery trade.

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’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.

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.