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HMRC roots out tax avoidance scheme

Monday 30th October 2017

HM Revenue & Customs looks set to recover a staggering £110 million following a ruling against a tax avoidance scheme earlier this month. The tax authority brought the case against consulting firm, Root2, for failure to abide by the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Scheme (DOTAS) rules. DOTAS DOTAS rules were brought in back in 2004… [continue reading]

Social media used in tax clampdown

Friday 27th October 2017

Social media has become a huge part of our lives both professionally and personally. And if the latest reports are true, authorities will soon be using our online profiles to identify fraudulent activity in a move that wouldn’t seem out of place in ‘Minority Report’. Social media profiles could give away tax fraud Tax authorities… [continue reading]

Recruitment agencies caught up in Ryanair scandal

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Last week we shared news of the latest Ryanair scandal where complex working models were being used to employ pilots. As this story has progressed, two recruitment firms have increasingly found themselves at the centre of reports. Ryanair scandal hits recruiters According to various articles, Brookfield Aviation and McGinley Aviation recruitment firms have been involved… [continue reading]

Amazon tax deal leads to hefty fine

Monday 23rd October 2017

Amazon’s tax woes have certainly been a dominant feature in our blogs – but they do seem to give us plenty to talk about! This time it is Luxembourg’s Amazon tax deal which has made headlines, and it looks like the brand could be facing a hefty fine. Luxembourg’s Amazon tax deal According to reports… [continue reading]

HMRC profiling evaders in drive against tax fraud

Friday 20th October 2017

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is using new methods in its clampdown on tax evasion by getting under the skin of evaders. According to reports, the authority has commissioned research into the characteristics and behaviours of wrong-doers, focusing primarily on small and medium sized businesses. HMRC will apparently be using this information in its future… [continue reading]

Ryanair investigated over complex working models

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Budget airline Ryanair has certainly had a tough time of late as it came under fire just last month for its cancellation of thousands of flights due to an error with its pilot roster. And it looks like the firm’s troubles are far from over. The company has once again made headlines, this time due… [continue reading]

Non-compliant umbrella companies could put you at risk

Friday 13th October 2017

As many of you know, public sector tax reforms for the self-employed were introduced earlier this year in order to clampdown on ‘disguised employment’, where non-qualifying freelance workers were being paid through personal services companies. While it’s estimated that these changes will raise around £185 million during this tax year alone, the IR35 reforms have… [continue reading]

The numbers speak for themselves in the war on tax evasion

Wednesday 11th October 2017

We’ve long stressed that authorities across the globe are increasing efforts in the war against tax evasion. But for anyone still under the illusion that they can get away with fraudulent behaviour, take a look at the numbers and we’re sure you’ll soon be dissuaded. HMRC steps up prosecutions With pressure mounting on HM Revenue… [continue reading]

Ninety stars investigated in footballer tax scandal

Monday 9th October 2017

It seems that the world of football makes tax evasion news consistently across the globe. Indeed, we seem to have a football tax scandal on our blog almost every month. And according to the latest reports, it looks like we could have even more names to talk about very soon. Football tax scandal numbers double… [continue reading]

German spy faces defeat by the taxman

Friday 6th October 2017

He may have negotiated with terrorists and infiltrated crime groups, but according to recent reports, it would appear that Germany’s real-life James Bond has finally met his match in an opponent that is rather more familiar to us all: the taxman. 007 meets his match Werner Mauss is a self-made secret agent who began his… [continue reading]