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Ghana sets up a Tax Collection Taskforce

Ghana has a new revenue collection taskforce aimed at increasing tax compliance and revenues. The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) set up the new office for this year. It will help the regional, or zonal, offices raise the tax take across … Continue reading

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No Sugar Tax…Yet

The Health Minister has ruled out a special sugar tax. The idea has been put about by the local government association, supposedly a sugar tax would help cut consumption of sugary foods to combat obesity and other health problems. A … Continue reading

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Climate Change Levy Notices Updated

HMRC have issued updated notices on Climate Change Levy, the tax on energy. The new notices, which replace the respective previous versions, are: CCL1 (general guide to climate change levy), CCL 1/1 (registering for CCL), CCL 1/2 (combined heat and … Continue reading

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French HGV Tax to Target “Foreign” Vehicles

So Ségolène Royal (France’s Ecology Minister) is thinking of a “levy” (tax fans will know what that euphemism means) on foreign (i.e. not French) trucks using France’s road network. I am inclined to agree with The National Federation of Transport … Continue reading

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New HMRC position on Construction Industry and Levy

HMRC this week revised their position on the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) levy and if it can be deducted for Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) purposes. HMRC now say that: “We can confirm that the CIS applies only to payments … Continue reading

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Another Stealth Tax By Any Other Name On Landlords and Employers

Every government hides tax increases by dreaming up new names for them and hoping people don’t notice. So as well as tax we have: duty, levy and penalty. A recent one has been to introduce extra taxes on landlords and … 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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