Archive for the 'tax avoidance' Category

Treasury’s plans for tax avoidance rule sound like fantasy – The Guardian

“Ambitions to deter avoidance while keeping businesses and taxpayers happy are likely to prove impossible.”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New rules could force Britain’s tax exiles to pay up – The Guardian

“The government is unleashing a tough crackdown on Britain’s super-rich tax exiles in a move that will increase the pressure on dozens of the country’s wealthiest business figures and celebrities.”

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The Guardian, 17th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Peers who fail to pay taxes could face jail – Daily Telegraph

“A series of amendments to the Constitutional Reform Bill, which is currently before the Commons, have been tabled which would force peers to be domiciled in the United Kingdom for tax purposes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Tax avoidance experts may face FSA crackdown – The Guardian

“Bank bosses who allow their firms to devise schemes to help customers avoid paying tax could face sanctions from the Financial Services Authority.”

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Guardian loses legal challenge over Barclays documents gagging order – The Guardian

“The Guardian today lost a high court challenge to lift an emergency gagging order imposed on the publication of Barclays bank documents alleged to detail huge tax avoidance schemes.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High court to deliver ruling on bank’s gag on tax documents – The Guardian

“A high court judge is due to rule today on Barclays’ attempt to ban the Guardian from publishing whistleblower documents about the bank’s tax avoidance schemes.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Barclays in court again to halt publication

“Barclays Capital will return to court tomorrow in a bid to prevent the publication of leaked documents that allegedly detail how the bank avoided paying hundreds of millions of pounds in tax.”

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The Times, 17th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

HMRC investigates allegations of tax avoidance schemes at Barclays – The Times

“HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reportedly investigating alleged tax avoidance schemes run by Barclays.”

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The Times, 17th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Voluntary code to make banks pay taxes could be made law – The Independent

“A new code of conduct for banks to stop them avoiding billions of pounds in taxes is to be introduced, Alistair Darling announced yesterday.”

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The Independent, 17th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Tesco tax avoidance schemes can form part of libel case, judge rules – The Guardian

“Details of elaborate offshore corporation tax avoidance schemes operated by Tesco were yesterday allowed to be introduced into evidence in a libel case the supermarket chain is bringing against the Guardian.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government outlaws tax avoidance schemes – The Guardian

“The government is outlawing a number of offshore corporation tax avoidance schemes, one of which has been operated by Tesco, the supermarket giant has confirmed.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bad news for lawyers, but good news for taxpayers – The Times

“How much should big companies mitigate their tax liabilities — both legally and morally? The controversy over Tesco’s tax structuring techniques involving sale and leaseback arrangements with offshore companies highlights a practice increasingly common among large companies. The revelations triggered an outcry about the behaviour of large multinational companies; some even argued that Tesco should ignore such lawful tax planning opportunities and simply volunteer 30 per cent of its profits in corporation tax out of a sense of social responsibility.”

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The Times, 4th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Attack on non-doms has lawyers in a flap – The Times

“Property lawyers may enjoy a short-term boost while their wealthier clients sell off their London homes, but new tax plans aimed at rich individuals who are not domiciled in the UK for tax purposes — non-doms, in other words — have received a resounding thumbs down from the British legal profession.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

The £30,000 question: Will proposed tax on Britain’s super-rich really force them to leave the country? – The Independent

“Alistair Darling has been accused of bowing to pressure from the super-rich after he sought to reassure foreigners living in Britain worried about his plans to close their tax loopholes.”

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The Independent, 13th February 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Taxman to question families over gifts that beat death tax – The Times

“The taxman has begun a crackdown on people who try to avoid the burden of inheritance tax by making gifts to friends or relatives before they die.”

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The Times, 21st September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Amnesty to apply to UK tax dodges – Financial Times

“Tax dodgers who kept their money in Britain are to get a similar amnesty to those who hid money offshore.”

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Financial Times, 17th April 2007

Source: www.ft.com

Tax evaders to win partial amnesty – Financial Times

“A partial amnesty for hundreds of thousands of tax evaders who hide money abroad will be announced this week, in a move expected to bring more than a billion pounds into the Treasury’s coffers.”

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Financial Times, 16th April 2007

Source: www.ft.com


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