SME Tax News

Following a successful pilot of 400 cases HMRC decided in 2013 that Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) was to become a permanent feature of SME tax administration.

HMRC v Rangers: the appeal. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have decided to lodge an appeal to the Upper Tier Tax Tribunal in order to challenge whether payments made to players participating in Rangers EBT were really disguised wages and not loans.

HMRC are investigating a charity in connection with a multi-million pound Gift Aid tax avoidance scheme. The Cup Trust had a single trustee, based in the Virgin Islands.

Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) continued its inquiry into tax avoidance by focusing on the activities of the Big Four accountancy firms on Thursday.

HMRC say that its bank - Santander is having problems with its Bill Pay service. This means that that customers cannot use a credit card or debit card to pay their tax.  The parties are working to resolve of the problem.

The interim members of the new General Anti Abuse Rule (GAAR) advisory panel were confirmed by HMRC last week. The panel is going to oversee the development of the new GAAR guidance.


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