Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tax chiefs hit back at criticism over avoidance

“Tax chiefs at the big accountancy firms have defended themselves against claims they are behind avoidance schemes that damage the UK’s interests“. Wink, wink. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21274679 Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com Advertisements

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Falling pound and VAT hit Safestore

I heard that this is being called “VAT harassment”. What is George to do?! http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/falling-pound-and-vat-hit-safestore-8474167.html Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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Settle VAT now to avoid a closer look into your tax affairs

HMRC are advising “any contractor company with outstanding VAT returns to submit and bring their VAT affairs up-to-date before February 28th 2013.” http://www.contractoruk.com/news/0010899settle_vat_now_avoid_closer_look_your_tax_affairs.html Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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Sugary Drinks Should Be Subject To New Tax, Suggests Report

I wonder what Euro MP Paul Nuttall would have to say about this?! http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/01/28/sugary-drinks-tax_n_2566667.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-lifestyle?ncid=GEP Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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Tax laws ‘influenced by big firms’

The government “only talks to those who have a self interest in reducing their tax contribution“, Margaret Hodge said. Is there anybody who doesn’t? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21229862 Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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Euro MP calls for cut in VAT

Thanks to the Bolton News for this insightful article and quote from Euro MP Paul Nuttall who wants his beer cheaper! http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/10190790.Euro_MP_calls_for_cut_in_VAT/?ref=rss Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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UK Tax Experts Criticize Property Tax Avoidance Measures

The new Annual Residential Property Tax will be introduced from April 2013. Here’s what (some) tax experts have to say: http://www.tax-news.com/news/UK_Tax_Experts_Criticize_Property_Tax_Avoidance_Measures____59414.html Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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