Monthly Archives: October 2013

Indian Grand Prix not Delayed by Tax Dispute

The Indian Supreme Court has postponed a tax challenge to the Indian Formula 1 grand prix motor race until after the race this weekend. A public litigation interest challenge, trying to get the race cancelled, claimed the motor race was … Continue reading

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Energy Taxes

The future of energy taxes has been in the headlines again following more big prices rises by the energy companies. Ex-prime minister Sir John Major this week floated the idea of a special tax levy on energy companies. Now the … Continue reading

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Teach Children About Tax

Its never too early to start teaching children about tax, tax fans. (Thank you for the reminder ST) Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant

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Chinese Tax Revenues up by 9%

News is that Chinese tax revenues were up 9% in the first nine months of this year. This was mainly due to big rises in property tax receipts but VAT and personal tax takes rose too, tax fans. Eamon McNicholas … Continue reading

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Harassment and Mistreatment of Small Businesses

I see reports that “the Forum of Private Business has written to Exchequer Secretary David Gauke to complain about HMRC’s “harassment and mistreatment” of small businesses, which will see fines imposed for even minor infringements. I know several tax barristers … Continue reading

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Europe Consults on VAT and State Sector

The European Commission has launched a consultation on the future of VAT in the State sector and exemptions for public benefit. With increased privatisation across Europe the 1970s-style divide still at the heart of VAT between broadly non-taxed public and … Continue reading

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UK Pays £27.4 Billion for 100 European Regulations

The Open Europe think-tank has produced a list of 100 European rules and regulations which it says costs the UK £27.4 billion a year, more than is raised by council tax. Obviously there are benefits, but measuring these is more … Continue reading

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