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Think Tank Calls For Scottish VAT Devolution

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Reform Scotland, a non-partisan think tank, has called for value-added tax powers to be devolved from the UK Government to the Scottish Government, once legal restrictions imposed by EU law are lifted following the UK's from the European Union. Read Full Story

 


Scottish Taxpayers 'Grappling With Complexity Following Tax Devolution': CIOT

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Chartered Institute of Taxation says Scottish taxpayers now face more complexity than ever before, due to the introduction on April 6, 2018, of new rates and bands of income tax. Read Full Story

 


Scotland Urged To Simplify Proposals For First-Time Buyers' Tax Relief

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Chartered Institute of Taxation has warned the Scottish Government that its plans for Land and Buildings Transaction Tax relief for first-time buyers could be complex and difficult to enforce. Read Full Story

 


Scottish Gov't To Push For UK To Stay In EU Single Market

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

As Brexit talks turn to tax and trade matters, the Scottish Government has released analysis of three "realistic" Brexit policy options, emphasizing a "hard" Brexit would be crippling for Scotland's economy. Read Full Story

 


Tax Experts Concerned By More Scottish Tax Divergence

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Association of Taxation Technicians has expressed concern at new measures introduced in the draft Scottish Budget for 2018-19, warning lawmakers that it could introduce further complexity to already challenging income tax computations for Scottish taxpayers. Read Full Story

 


New Report On Administration Of Scotland's New Income Tax

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, December 4, 2017

Maintaining accurate address records of the 2.6 million Scottish taxpayers remains the biggest risk facing HM Revenue and Customs in seeking to ensure that Scottish income tax is assessed and collected properly, according to a new report from the National Audit Office. Read Full Story

 


Scotland Starts National Debate On Personal Tax Reform

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Scottish Government has released a discussion paper on the future role of income tax in Scotland's budget. Read Full Story

 


Scottish Revenue's Annual Report 'A Mixed Bag:' CIOT

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-news.com, London

Friday, September 29, 2017

Scotland's new tax authority, established in 2015 to manage taxes newly devolved from the UK, has now collected more than GBP1bn in revenue but the tax take from Scotland's new land and buildings transactions tax has come in below expectations. Read Full Story

 


Scottish Opposition Generally Favors Income Tax Changes

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Scottish opposition parties are marginally in favor of raising income tax rates. Read Full Story

 


Scotland Starts Discussions On Income Tax Reform

by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Scottish National Party is to discuss with opposition political parties whether and how to use the nation's new powers to set income tax rates, secured as part of the devolution agreement with the UK. Read Full Story

 

 

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