Monthly Archives: March 2016

Rotterdam and Other Ports to Appeal European Commission Tax Ruling

The Rotterdam port authority, together other Dutch shipping and sea ports, has said it will appeal the European Commission January ruling against its exemption from corporation tax. The basis of the challenge is thought to be an infringement of proper … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Scheme Tax Deductions by Partnerships

For partnerships in the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) HMRC have produced form CIS41. This should be used to claim for repayment of subcontractor deductions during the tax year (the tax return is used after the tax year is ended). For … Continue reading

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UK Steel Killed by EU Anti-Competitive Energy Policy

The EU’s selfish and anti-competitive energy policy, and UK energy taxes, played a big part in Tata Steel’s sad decision on having to end its UK operation. As Kate Hoey is reported as saying : “The EU’s regulations on energy … Continue reading

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Tax Code Doubled to 10 Million Words Under Conservatives

The tax code has doubled in size to about 10* million words since the Conservatives came to power in 2010, according to the Centre For Policy Studies. Give or take the odd ½ words I would not argue with 10 … Continue reading

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Rangers EBT “Big Tax” Case off to Supreme Court

The liquidators of the past owners of Rangers football club have been granted leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in their employment benefit trust (EBT) case. Known in Scotland as the “Big Tax Case” concerns Rangers past use of … Continue reading

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EU Wants to Tax E-Cigarettes

The European Commission is preparing to impose tax on e-cigarettes, or vaping, possibly at the same heavy rate as tobacco. The idea is to help plug the holes in EU budgets. But since most people use e-cigarettes as a way … Continue reading

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HMRC on Not Taxing Non Resident Companies

HMRC have issued a briefing paper “taxing the profits of companies that are not resident in the UK” which tries to explain why, without naming them, it won’t tax foreign internet companies in the same that that France does, for … Continue reading

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