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HMRC & CPS Prosecute Shisha Tobacco Smuggling Gang

Six tobacco smugglers have been sentenced at the Old Bailey after being involved in illegal importation of shisha tobacco into the United Kingdom.  The arrests came after HM Revenue & Customers  (“HMRC”) amounted their biggest ever investigation into contraband shisha tobacco. The operation began in April 2013 after the Border Force Offices at Tilbury docks discovered 2.2 …

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UK Tax Tribunal Rules on ‘Abusive’ Process Devised to Avoid VAT

In the recent case of Julian Massey and Beryl Massey T/A Hilden Park Partnership v HMRC [2013] the First-tier Tax Tribunal (FTT) ruled that a process to avoid paying Value Added Tax (“VAT”) on suppliers of sporting service was ‘abusive’. The Tribunal held that these services would have attracted VAT and that the doctrine of abuse of …

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House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report UK corporate tax regime needs reform

A cross-party group of MPs and peers on the Economic Affairs Committee (“the Peers”) have found that the UK’s corporate tax system as it currently stands “is not working and urgently needs reform”. The Economic Affairs Committee published its First Report on Tackling corporate tax avoidance in a global economy: is a new approach needed? The Committee …

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Was the Public Accounts Committee’s report on HMRC “inaccurate”?

Following the publication of a report by the Public Accounts Committee, criticising the operations of HM Revenue and Customs, the latter hit back with allegations that the report was “inaccurate”. Full Fact assesses the claims made by both sides. “There is more than £25 billion outstanding in unresolved tax bills and it is essential that …

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