Category: HRMC

HMRC to visit football clubs to review ‘image rights’ and other tax compliance

Dedicated technical experts from the UK’s HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will visit all English Premier League, Championship and Scottish Premier League clubs over a three year period and review all compliance risks including payments to players, the government has said. The statement was made in Treasury Minutes containing the… – Continue reading

Government deliberates secondary adjustment to transfer pricing rules

HMRC is consulting on whether a secondary adjustment rule should be introduced into the UK’s transfer pricing legislation, as the government department continues its clampdown against tax avoidance. The adjustment aims to counter multinationals that do not use the arm’s length principle, reversing any cash benefit that a multinational gains,… – Continue reading

Google expected to reveal growth of offshore cash funds to $43bn

Tech company’s 2015 earnings will be announced next week as governments aim to crack down on Google’s controversial tax avoidance arrangements Google is poised to confirm next week that controversial tax structures in Ireland, the Netherlands and Bermuda have boosted its offshore cash mountain to more than $43bn (£30bn), figures… – Continue reading

Extreme Global Inequality Is Out of Control – Something Must Be Done

Coinciding with the World Economic Forum in Davos this week Oxfam has issued a report – entitled An Economy for the 1% – outlining how wealth inequality has grown to the stage where 62 of the world’s richest people own as much as the poorest half of the world’s people… – Continue reading

HMRC tax dispute specialist joins global alliance of lawyers

London-based international law firm Edwin Coe has become a member of a global alliance of lawyers spread across 41 countries. The International Alliance of Law Firms, founded in 1990, already has 60 member firms in EMEA, the US, Latin America, Canada, and Asia-Pacific. Its website describes itself as “an international… – Continue reading