Business tax

Tax / Manifestos fail to ‘offer honest set of choices’, says IFS

Neither the Conservatives’ nor Labour’s manifestos address the long-term challenges faced by the public sector, according to assessment by the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Tax / Political parties’ tax plans fail to meet business priorities

The two main political parties are failing to address the majority of businesses’ top targets for tax reform, with both the Conservative and Labour manifestos meeting less than half of their key priorities, according to research by Moore Stephens

Tax / Messi’s ‘red card’ for tax fraud confirmed

Spain's Supreme Court has confirmed a 21-month jail term for Barcelona striker and Argentinian football international Lionel Messi, for charges of tax fraud, but the player is unlikely to be sent off the pitch to serve time in prison

Tax / HMRC disputes own calculations

HMRC has won a £3.1m case at a First Tier Tribunal (FTT) where part of the argument centred on whether or not the tax authority could challenge calculations derived from third party software developed to meet its own technical specifications, which may have implications for Making Tax Digital implementations

Tax / UK rejects Europe-wide corporation tax

Only 16% of UK businesses support the idea of an EU-wide corporate tax rate, and just 6% of those in Ireland, compared to the majority of European businesses which are in favour of a common approach, according to research by Grant Thornton

Tax / UKIP promises no tax rises

Speaking at the launch of the UKIP manifesto, deputy chairman Suzanne Evans has said it is the only party going into the forthcoming election to pledge not to raise taxes, with plans to introduce a £13,500 threshold for paying income tax by the end of the next parliament

Tax / Uber owes NY drivers millions after accounting error

Ride-hailing pioneer Uber has admitted it owes its New York drivers tens of millions of dollars following an accounting error in the way in which it calculated their commission, by using a figure which included state taxes rather than a pre-tax fare

Tax / EU agrees double taxation dispute resolution system

The European Council has agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes within the EU, in a bid to reduce the difficulty and the tax burden of doing business across borders

Tax / 31 May deadline for filing automatic exchange of information (AEOI) returns

The deadline for submitting automatic exchange of information (AEOI) returns for the year ended 31 December 2016 is 31 May 2017 for financial institutions, and that this is the first year for common reporting standards (CRS) filing

Tax / Push for manufacturers to claim R&D tax relief

The manufacturers’ representative organisation EEF has announced a partnership deal with R&D tax relief specialist Jumpstart, with the aim of providing expert advice for members to secure their full entitlement of R&D tax relief

Tax / Wach: US tax could be on cusp of brave new world

Taxand managing director Tim Wach examines the scope of meaningful change in the corporate tax overhaul in the US and whether this will be achievable during Donald Trump’s term as president

Tax / Green Party pledges to abolish cap on employees' NICs

The wealthiest in society will pay significantly more tax under Green Party plans, the party reveals in its manifesto

Tax / Temple: HMRC confusion over expenses advice

Changes to expenses rules mean that some contractors have received incorrect expenses advice from HMRC call centres. Crawford Temple, CEO of Prism, claims that rules for workers have become so complex, with the introduction of IR 35, that even HMRC is getting confused

Tax / Election: the tax snapshot

As the June snap election looms, Calum Fuller asks tax advisers what tax policy they are looking for from the new government with certainty and a stop to the constant changes to tax rules at the top of the agenda

Tax / General election 2017: party policies on tax

With four weeks to go until the general election on 8 June, CCH Daily gives a snapshot of the key tax measures from income tax to the doubling of the employer charge for non-EU workers announced by the UK's political parties in their manifestos
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