Category: United Kingdom

HMRC says 10% rise in UK tax evasion reports is due to whistleblowers

HMRC, the British government’s tax authority, has reported a 10% rise YoY in evasion probes – and says the increase is due to a surge in whistleblowers. Today’s figures, released by UHY Hacker Young, reveal 73,000 reports arising from whistleblowing, representing a 10% rise on the numbers for 2018-19.UHY Hacker… – Continue reading

OECD boss: Coronavirus crash will not be as bad as Great Depression

By now, the whole world is preparing for an impending global recession due to the COVID-19. Different experts are presenting their different views on the matter. While many are expecting a recession that will hit harder than the Great Depression, the secretary-general of the OECD, Angel Gurria does not seem to be sharing the same opinion. Here are more details. ... - Continue reading

Temporary Work Locations in a Permanent Establishment World

The COVID-19 crisis has caused quite some chaos in the world right now. As we find ourselves homebound, there are also employees trapped in foreign countries to them. In such a case, what happens to the link between tax presence and tax residency? Here is brief discussion. ... - Continue reading

Extended tax liabilities for directors in insolvencies linked to tax avoidance

Draft legislation included in the Finance Bill 2019-2020 will potentially make directors and certain other individuals closely connected to a company jointly and severally liable for a company’s tax liabilities that arise from avoidance, evasion or repeated insolvency and non-payment of tax debts or tax-related penalties of the company. ... - Continue reading