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October 31 2011
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Pascal Saint-Amans will replace Jeffrey Owens as head of tax policy and administration at the OECD in February. In an exclusive interview, he told TPWeek that transfer pricing will be one of his core priorities.
October 26 2011
When Jeffrey Owens announced his retirement as head of tax policy and administration at the OECD, the race was on to replace one of the most important figures in global tax affairs. Pascal Saint-Amans is that man and,...
October 24 2011
The UK Uncut protest group has backed calls for the resignation of Dave Hartnett, HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) permanent secretary, over a tax settlement with Goldman Sachs.
October 23 2011
Michael Jacobs was former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s special adviser on the environment and is now a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. In an exclusive interview with Salman Shaheen of Interna...
October 20 2011
A judge in a UK court has set out a four-part test to help in determining the existence of joint interest privilege
October 18 2011
The recent ActionAid report that accused 98% of the UK’s FTSE 100 of using tax havens to harm developing countries is not news to HM Revenue & Customs and has been denounced as misleading.
Jesse Norman, a member of the UK Treasury Select Committee, has called for Dave Hartnett, HM Revenue & Customs’ permanent secretary, to resign over a tax settlement with Goldman Sachs.
October 12 2011
Ten weeks after the case began, the hearing ended with Chief Justice Kapadia briefly toy with idea of referring the case to a larger bench to reconcile the conflicting principles laid down in McDowell and Azadi Bachao.
HM Revenue & Customs has updated the guidance in its international manual for taxpayers, including changes to the transfer pricing provisions.
October 11 2011
At its inception in 2005, one of HM Revenue & Customs’ commitments was to reduce the UK tax gap. The latest available figures show that the revenue body is sticking to that commitment. But is progress satisfactory, gi...
October 10 2011
HM Revenue & Customs has been denied leave to appeal by the UK Upper Tier Tax Tribunal in a VAT case against Med Hotels, now called Secret Hotels 2, worth £7 million ($11 million).
UK taxpayers are experiencing a number of headaches when it comes to complying with the new bank levy, says a taxpayer at a large multinational bank.
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October 03 2011
George Osborne has told British business that he will not fund any tax cuts if it means an increase in the budget deficit.