Tax & Regulation
Ireland dubbed tax ‘black hole’ by EU commissioner
Ireland, along with several other EU countries, have been called tax policy ‘black holes’ by the EU commissioner, but he dismissed claims for their inclusion on the EU tax haven blacklist.
Make America indebted again
On the one-year anniversary of president Donald Trump’s inauguration, his administration is more divided than ever with growing murmurs of a government shutdown. One thing the president seems to have unwavering support on is his tax bill, but with treasury yields rising should investors be more concerned?
HMRC reveals bizarre tax return excuses of 2017
Spilt coffee, a wife who sees aliens and vertigo were just some of the excuses HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) received in 2017 from people who failed to file their tax returns. Click through the slides to see some of the other intriguing excuses and some of the wildly optimistic expense claims the organisation received.
Victims of dodgy international Sipps to be compensated
Many investors whose pensions were unscrupulously ploughed into storage pods, diamonds and international property will be able to get their money back, the UK’s compensation service has ruled.
News 18 Jan 18
FCA blasts ‘sleepwalking into another scandal’ accusations
The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority has wholly rejected a report from the Work & Pensions Select Committee that said the UK watchdog of “sleepwalking into another mis-selling scandal”.
Brexit must not hinder fraud investigations, UK watchdog warns
Brexit must not interfere with the way criminal professionals are pursued throughout the UK and Europe, the head of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has warned.
Eight jurisdictions to be dropped from EU tax haven blacklist
The European Union’s finance minister is expected to remove almost half of the jurisdictions, including Panama and the UAE, from the tax haven blacklist next week, in a move that critics may see as a watering down of its tax avoidance campaign.