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Newsletters from 2019

  1. It’s vital you understand HMRC’s powers
  2. HMRC nets record income from Brits offshore
  3. Settling a tax dispute with ADR
  4. This is IR35 relegation form!
  5. Case updates: HMRC’s latest wins
  6. Must do better: HMRC messes up VAT case
  7. Government to set up committee to scrutinise HMRC powers
  8. HMRC sees 25% hike in cash raised through investigations
  9. Revenue cracks down on renewable energy VAT fraud
  10. Tax advisers welcome additional scrutiny of HMRC powers
  11. How to complain effectively to the taxman

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  1. Kaye Adams’ IR35 case leaves HMRC on ropes
  2. How mutual trading works (and when it doesn’t)
  3. Discovery decision puts cat among the pigeons
  4. HMRC’s harnesses new tech to catch the evaders
  5. Tax return enquiries: some survival tips
  6. Playing field not level, say UK’s SMEs
  7. Is your client’s van really a van?
  8. Restaurants a target for the taxman
  9. HMRC’s flawed procedures could lead to challenges
  10. IPT consultation now open
  11. Mix-up over Welsh income tax rates
  12. Case updates: HMRC’s latest wins
  13. Tax gap: good and bad news
  14. Delayed disclosures and HMRC’s penalty regime
  15. Everything you need to know about ADR

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  1. Don’t mention joint investigations!
  2. Tax really matters in immigration hearings
  3. HMRC’s powers: a Parliamentarian’s perspective
  4. Cover story: the Lorraine Kelly ruling
  5. Information notices explained
  6. How to deal with the seizure of goods
  7. Case updates: HMRC’s latest wins
  8. HMRC win Lehman Brothers battle
  9. Support for out-of-hours meetings
  10. Two-thirds of firms don’t know the rules
  11. Collecting your data- HMRC explains position
  12. A cautionary tale- the taxman cometh
  13. Revenue targets professional services firms

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  1. HMRC extends overseas powers
  2. MTD and VAT penalties: the plot thickens
  3. Appeal upheld over missing HMRC letters
  4. Cover story: a ‘reasonable’ approach
  5. Revenue targets online marketplaces
  6. Homeless man fined for late tax returns
  7. Disputes and the role of previous tax cases
  8. Football club scores winner in tax battle
  9. Profit Diversion Compliance Facility launched
  10. IR35: dig in and slog it out
  11. Case updates

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Newsletters from 2018

  1. Taxpayers treated unfairly by HMRC, say peers
  2. No-go areas: what is HMRC entitled to see
  3. Huge jump in assets seized by HMRC
  4. Case updates: latest from the tribunals and courts
  5. FTSE100 firms staying quiet on tax evasion
  6. ‘Tax credit fraud set to rise’
  7. ‘Careless behaviour leads to £59m fines’
  8. Penalties cancelled due to lack of evidence
  9. Cabbies targeted in fresh clampdown
  10. Overdue VAT reaches five-year high
  11. HMRC set to regain preferred creditor status
  12. How private are ‘private’ records?

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  1. HMRC enquires into a ‘voluntary’ tax return
  2. Appealing a case? You can do it!
  3. Football referees 1, HMRC 0
  4. New tax penalty proposals ‘unfair’
  5. HMRC puts focus on IHT
  6. Further updates to Requirement to Correct guidance
  7. HMRC pays tax informants £343K
  8. HMRC posts 6% rise in fraud investigation tax take
  9. Umbrella companies: new guidance criticised
  10. Sin taxes’ yield more than doubles to £2.6bn
  11. Tax chiefs unite to tackle international tax crime
  12. HMRC ‘abuse of power’ under Parliamentary scrutiny

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  1. In praise of capital statements computations
  2. Construction and the Reverse Charge
  3. Justice delayed is justice denied
  4. Meeting notes really matter
  5. Offshore tax – the deadline looms
  6. HMRC case updates
  7. The Revenue’s stats: an update
  8. Jump in the number of judicial reviews
  9. The implications of the Gordon tribunal
  10. Production orders and how they work

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  1. Cover story: HMRC’s ‘flawed discovery’
  2. Gone fishin’: HMRC v Tooth
  3. Dealing with appeals in a timely fashion
  4. A round-up of recent HMRC case wins
  5. Disputed APN total hits 6,000
  6. The importance of keeping detailed records
  7. New scheme to tackle VAT evasion
  8. How to survive an HMRC enquiry
  9. Death and Taxes
  10.  

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  1. The jurisdictional scope of Information Notices
  2. The client said what? When taxpayers get creative
  3. Tax evasion: HMRC raises the stakes
  4. Goldfinger: HMRC has the Midas touch
  5. HMRC slays tax-avoiding Cyclops
  6. First steps: what to do when an enquiry kicks off
  7. ADR: what’s not to like?
  8.  

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  1. Resolving tax disputes: the ins and outs
  2. HMRC compliance checks – procedures matter!
  3. Deliberate errors: is HMRC’s approach ‘unhealthy’?
  4. Closure notices: you’re taking too long!
  5. The VAT inspection: what HMRC is looking for
  6. Managing an HMRC dawn raid
  7.  

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Newsletters from 2017

  1. Your error, Your penalty!
  2. Failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion and how businesses are responding
  3. Pay up now! Accelerated payment notices
  4. Compliance checks: Making assumptions?
  5. Resolving disputes with HMRC 

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  1. Information notices: What could possibly go wrong? 
  2. Tax litigation and the tax tribunals
  3. A ‘Reasonable excuse’? Part 2
  4. HMRC checks during VAT inspections
  5. HMRC increases the pressure on image rights structures 

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  1. Penalties for errors: Here we go again!
  2. HMRC discretion and how often they exercise it in practice
  3. A “Reasonable excuse”?
  4. Oh! The shame of it!
  5. VAT’s app? VAT are we waiting for? 

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  1. Penalties and professional help: A reasonable excuse?
  2. HMRC’s information powers in practice.
  3. Who really is mine ‘host’?
  4. HMRC target tax status of media personalities.
  5. ‘Let me call you sweetheart’.

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  1. Playing by the rules: ‘Your charter’
  2. Gulliver’s travels
  3. Goodbye to the carrot! The implications of requirement and failure to correct
  4. Dealing with PAYE and CIS enquiries by HMRC
  5. How to deal with a VAT inspection

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  1. More deliberate offences: Really?  
  2. Problem solved? Partial closure notices
  3. The developing story on offshore tax evasion
  4. My word is my bond (Part 2)
  5. Follow the leader.

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  1. Cash businesses: Frustrating checks
  2. Suspending penalties: Practical Issues
  3. Disabling the enabling!
  4. My word is my bond
  5. Plugging the tax gap? Making tax digital

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  1. Discovery: The right figures in the wrong place!
  2. First the carrot, now the stick! 
  3. Debt management – Is this a wind-up?
  4. Reporting for duty – How to approach the completion of a report in COP 9 serious enquiry cases
  5. Penalties: A ‘reasonable’ approach 

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  1. Information notices: fishing allowed? 
  2. DOTAS: Then and now.
  3. Anti-avoidance: HMRC’s power of persuasion.
  4. Contractor loan enquiries: handle with care.
  5. Taxable receipt? Not necessarily!

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  1. Incorrect Presumption?
  2. HMRC’s Digital Disclosure Service.
  3. The Developing Story on Offshore Tax Evasion.
  4. What is in my Power?
  5. High Net Worth Individuals – HMRC’s Golden Goose?

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Newsletters from 2016

  1. Out of time?
  2. “But we don’t agree…!” – Partnership tax return amendments
  3. The Taxman Cometh
  4. 15 Tips For Dealing With HMRC Enquiries
  5. Worldwide Disclosure Facility: The ‘Last Chance’ 
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  1. Paying the price?
  2. Failure to notify – the fundamentals that sometimes get overlooked
  3. Reasonable excuse and overpayments
  4. ‘Tears before bedtime!’ Ian Roberts
  5. HMRC enquiry meetings: A view from the front line 
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  1. Interesting times 
  2. Statements of assets & liabilities, and business interests – the lowdown
  3. Dealing with HMRC’s discovery powers
  4. ‘Things have just got trickier’ – Serious tax investigations I
  5.  Held in suspense? 
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