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UK Consolidates No-Deal Brexit Tax Law Guidance

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, December 7, 2018

On November 27, 2018, the UK Government published consolidated guidance on the customs, VAT, and excise regulations that have been drafted to deal with the possibility that the UK may leave the EU on March 29, 2019, without a deal on a transition period that would delay Brexit until 2020. Read Full Story

 


UK Urged To Push Back Making Tax Digital Agenda

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 30, 2018

In a new report released on November 22, 2018, the UK's Economic Affairs Committee called for a one-year delay to the implementation date of Making Tax Digital for VAT. Read Full Story

 


UK Seeking To Encourage Audit Market Competition

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 23, 2018

Companies looking for auditing services may benefit from a more competitive market if changes are recommended as part of a recently launched Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) review into the industry. Read Full Story

 


Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Put To UK Lawmakers

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 23, 2018

An agreement has been reached between the European Union and the United Kingdom on Brexit, which, if approved by UK lawmakers, would establish a transition period, until the end of 2020, during which EU law would continue to apply to the UK. Read Full Story

 


UK To Shutter Second Home Tax Avoidance 'Loophole'

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 9, 2018

The UK Government has announced its intention to tackle the use of a commercial property tax (business rates) exemption, intended only for small businesses, by second-home owners to avoid paying residential property tax (Council Tax) on those homes. Read Full Story

 


HMRC's Large Business Tax Inquiries Now Taking Three Years

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 9, 2018

The average length of HMRC's tax inquiries into large businesses are now taking more than three years to settle, with each case taking around 39 months to resolve in 2017/18, up from 34 months in 2016/17, according to Pinsent Masons, the international law firm. Read Full Story

 


UK Announces Digital Tax, Corporate Tax Reforms In New Budget

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, November 2, 2018

The UK's 2018 Budget includes changes to tax rules for companies, and notably for multinational groups to conform with the EU's Anti Tax Avoidance Directive. Most significantly, the UK has decided to move ahead of the EU in announcing that it will apply a tax on the turnover of certain digital businesses. Read Full Story

 


HMRC Focusing On Image Rights Tax Avoidance

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, October 29, 2018

The UK tax agency has confirmed that it is investigating around 170 professional soccer players' tax affairs and around 20 football clubs, focusing on the taxation of image rights. Read Full Story

 


UK Launches Pilot Of Making Tax Digital For VAT

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, October 19, 2018

The UK Government on October 17 launched a pilot of its Making Tax Digital project. More than half a million businesses registered for VAT will be invited to sign up for the regime, prior to its full introduction from April 2019. Read Full Story

 


At UN General Assembly, OECD Urges Global Carbon Tax Action

Friday, September 28, 2018

Three years on from the commitments made at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, the overwhelming majority of governments have not taken the necessary action to contain growing risks to the climate, says the OECD. It said, with emissions on the rise again, OECD governments need to get serious about shifting their economies to a low-carbon model and stop investing in carbon-intensive infrastructure. Read Full Story

 

 

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