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Many businesses unaware of the criminal offences associated with tax evasion

Three-quarters of businesses are unaware of the corporate criminal offences relating to activity which is seen to facilitate tax evasion. Read More

Government scheme aids families with childcare costs

HMRC is urging parents to apply for the Tax-Free Childcare scheme, which provides government contribution on savings used to cover childcare costs. Read More

Shakira to face tax fraud accusation in Spanish court

The Colombian singer, Shakira whose estimated wealth is £176 million, is being investigated on suspicion of committing six separate counts of tax fraud against the Spanish Treasury totalling more than £12.5 million (€14.5 million). Read More

Surplus in CGT receipts boosts UK Government’s finances

According to the latest figures released by Office for National Statistics, income from taxes surpassed public spending by £14.9 billion, which has resulted in the Government’s largest January surplus since records began in 1993. Read More

ICAEW reveal valentine’s tax benefits

It may not be the most romantic reason to propose but with valentine’s day just a few days away the ICAEW are highlighting the tax benefits of getting married or entering a civil partnership. Read More

Time limit to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax reduced from March

The time limit to file a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) return and pay the tax due will be reduced from 30 days to 14 days from next month. Read More

Record number of Self-Assessment tax returns filed by the deadline

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed that a total of 93.68 per cent of Self-Assessment tax returns were filed by the deadline. Read More

HMRC wrongly issue fines before the self-assessment deadline

It has been revealed that Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has wrongly issued millions of fines to taxpayers, just weeks before the self-assessment deadline on the 31st January. Read More

Can you save more than £355 on this year’s self-assessment?

Self-employed taxpayers may be failing to claim on average £1,687 in tax-deductible expenses, a new report has revealed. Read More

HMRC shifting the “tax burden” onto UK consumers

Accounting experts have accused HMRC of shifting the “tax burden” onto UK consumers after finding that 21 per cent of their total income is accounted for by VAT. Read More

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