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Tax-Deductible Professional Bodies and Societies

An updated list of professional bodies, and learned societies, whose subscriptions HMRC has approved for tax deduction has been published. But for tax deduction the subscription has to be necessary or helpful to a taxpayer doing their work and paid … Continue reading

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NAO Queries HMRC Estate Plan

  The National Audit Office (NAO) in a report has queried HMRC’s handling of it changing its estate from 170 local offices to just 13 regional centres (plus four specialist sites and a London HQ). Particular problems identified were HMRC’s … Continue reading

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Possible Devolved Tax Powers for Wales

The Welsh Assembly is to receive further tax devolution powers. As well as it own Welsh land transaction tax from April 2018 by 2019 it will also have certain powers to adjust income tax rates from 2019. Very fair to … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Moving Back to UK from Luxembourg

The McDonald’s chain has announced it is moving its non-US headquarters back from Luxemburg to London. The fast food chain was lured away in 2009 in part by Luxembourg offering special tax deals. There is no suggestion McDonald’s did anything … Continue reading

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Bedroom Tax Rule Illegal in Parts by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court in London has ruled parts of the bedroom tax, or spare room subsidy, in housing benefits law as illegal. The ruling covers two different types of discrimination claim: those based on disability with a need for an … Continue reading

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Breach of Taxpayer Confidentiality by HMRC

The Supreme Court in London held this week that HMRC broke their statutory and common law duty of confidentiality when spinning a tax story to the press. They had a duty under the Commissioners for Revenue & Customs Act 2005 … Continue reading

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Complaints About Tax Paid by Another Tech Company

The accounts for Uber London Ltd, which uses the taxi app, have attracted criticism for the tax it paid. On turnover of £23.3m tax of just £0.4m was paid by the tech company to HMRC, due to various expenses. Media … Continue reading

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