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Mazars has been shortlisted for the top 50 Tax Team of the Year, in the this years' British Accountancy Awards. It is a great achievement to be shortlisted, and is testament to the exceptional work and dedication of everyone in the team.
On the 5th of September 2016, HMRC finally published details of its new disclosure facility; the Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF), which will run from the 5 September 2016 to 30 September 2018.
HMRC has announced that this is a final opportunity for taxpayers who wish to make a disclosure of any tax evasion arising from offshore income, profits and gains.
The result of the recent Brexit referendum, in which the UK decided to leave the EU, potentially has very significant economic implications for the country, in particular the UK tax system. However, this is only the start, as the UK will not actually leave the EU for at least another two years, so whilst there is now a period of uncertainty for business, there is also time for the UK to start taking necessary action.
On 26 May 2016 proposals for reforms of corporation tax loss relief were unveiled in a consultation document.
HMRC issued a further consultation document on 12 May 2016 concerning proposals to limit tax relief for corporate interest expense. This is a major issue for larger companies and groups which have interest and related financing expenses in excess of the £2 million de minimis per year.
It is hard to ignore the revelations in the last 48 hours of alleged tax evasion by the rich and powerful following the leak of a huge volume of data from Panamanian legal and trust services provider Mossack Fonseca. Indeed our own Prime Minister, David Cameron faced questions about his father’s historic financial links to the Central American country.
What's in store for this weeks UK budget? Nestling between the infamous anniversary of a leader being stabbed in the back and the pretext for partying that is St. Patrick’s Day, George Osborne may be hoping that his Budget on 16 March will be perceived both as a coup and a cause for celebration. With the apparent recent schism between senior cabinet members around Brexit, this Budget could provide an opportunity for the Chancellor to demonstrate leadership. Will property, non-doms small businesses and corporate tax prove to be the pawns in competing visions of the UK’s future?
On 28 January 2016, the European Commission (EC) announced an anti-tax avoidance package for corporate tax in response to the OECD-G20 agreed BEPS measures.