Tax News

Mazars tax news covers everything tax related in the UK from, VAT to the latest HMRC rulings.

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VAT updates

Vinny McCullagh, our Indirect Tax Partner provides regular updates on current hot topics in the world of VAT from our expert team. We focus on useful and commercial indirect tax issues, with content driven by current developments.

Any surprises in the final budget?

We expect the Chancellor will use the pre-election set-piece budget on 18th March to highlight the coalition’s financial achievements and set out his stall for the next parliament.

BEPS Action Plan - Mazars comments on Action 10

On 19-20 March, Mazars’ Global Tax Policy Team will attend the public consultation meeting, held by the OECD in Paris, prepresenting the Mazars’ Tax Policy Team’s comments on the Discussion Draft on Action 10 of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan.

Mazars attends OECD consultation on BEPS Action 7

On January 21st, Mazars’ Global Tax Policy Team attended a public consultation meeting, held by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, representing Mazars’ comments on the Discussion Draft on Action 7 of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan.

Draft clauses for the 2015 Finance Bill

No Christmas schedule is complete without a load of dreary repeats, and that’s what we’ve got with the draft Finance Bill clauses, a repeat of the Autumn Statement with little added to it. So we’ve selected areas that justify more detailed coverage and squeezed the elves, sorry, experts for that little bit more commentary. More will follow as we carve up and digest this year's turkey to test how sage its stuffing is and pull on the consultations to see if they're crackers.

Autumn Statement 2014 - Our response

UK businesses will be pleased that some valuable reliefs have been preserved and extended, in particular R&D tax credits. Serial entrepreneurs can welcome the boost provided by the preservation of entrepreneurs’ relief when reinvesting in EIS and SITR.
SDLT saw an anomaly removed but only on residential property.
Global businesses, however, will be far more concerned with increased levels of compliance, complexity and uncertainty.

Autumn statement 2014: more than an awards ceremony?

George Osborne delivers the Coalition’s final Autumn Statement in the House of Commons on 3 December. We reckon he’ll use this opportunity to remind us of the economic achievements of the Coalition, but will there be carrots promising reductions in future tax bills?

Patent Box Changes Ahead

You may have seen various articles in the press concerning the UK/German joint statement which has implications for the UK Patent Box.