Tax & Technical
Six steps to fend off ‘failure to prevent’ tax evasion charges
A law firm outlines how financial advice firms can protect themselves from the criminal offence of failing to prevent tax evasion.
Worrying rise in criminal and civil penalties aimed at advisers
Giving “anything but ‘vanilla’ tax planning is becoming dangerous for advisers”, as they face a rise in civil and criminal penalties aimed preventing tax evasion, James Quarmby, private client partner at Stephenson Harwood has warned.
US to resume prosecutions of deliberate offshore tax avoiders
US expats who have willfully failed to declare unpaid tax to the IRS have until September to come clean or once again risk prosecution as a key amnesty programme ends.
UAE and Hong Kong among biggest UK money laundering threats
The UAE and Hong Kong have been included in a list of overseas jurisdictions which the UK’s National Crime Agency says have the most enduring money laundering impact on the UK.
News 15 May 18
Requirement to correct rules not just for the super-rich
Middle income expats are in the firing line as the UK crackdown on offshore tax evasion and non-compliance continues to intensify, according to private client accountants Saffery Champness.
Advance payments a ‘worrying erosion’ of taxpayer rights
Plans to give the UK tax man powers to demand advance payment if the revenue has “reason to believe” an offshore scheme is avoiding tax should be scrapped, according to a top tax lawyer.
News 8 May 18
Paradise Papers law firm settles case against BBC and Guardian
Offshore law firm Appleby has dropped its legal claim against the journalists who published news stories based on documents taken from its Bermuda office.