Kaye Adams v HMRC: Tribunal defeat broadcasts HMRC’s problems with IR35 Introduction As has been previously noted on the pages of this ‘blog, the vocabulary employed by HMRC to describe its pursuit of those whom it regards as unfairly dodging their fair share in tax is somewhat muscular. For instance, 
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Case Comment: Hull City AFC (Tigers) v The Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs The First Tier Tax Tribunal has published its decision in the case of Hull City AFC (Tigers) v HMRC. This decision is the first in respect of footballers’ image rights since Sports Club Plc v HM 
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Information notices and the long reach of the tax man The Court of Appeal has decided in HMRC’s favour in an important decision about the department’s powers. The decision concerned HMRC’s ability to issue Schedule 36 information notices outside the UK. Such information notices are formal requests for information under 
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HMRC & Offshore Tax Penalties – The Facts Introduction According to Government figures, HMRC have raised over 32.9 billion from tackling offshore tax evasion and avoidance since 2010. The Requirement to Correct and associated Worldwide Disclosure Facility encouraged over 18,000 individuals to come forward by the 30 September 2018 deadline 
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Bitcoin Tax – CGT Bitcoin tax – general  For a full guide on the taxation of cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, in the UK please visit here. Bitcoin tax in the UK In broad terms, those individuals who have disposed of cryptoassets will be taxable to either Capital Gains Tax (CGT) or income 
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Make Me Cry: Cheryl Tweedy’s Alleged Avoidance Scheme Certainly Not in Tune with HMRC Crackdown The tax industry has long since been viewed as one of the professions in which careers are pursued, if not in secrecy, then certainly with the sort of discretion required when dealing with often confidential 
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ALL IN THE GAME: FOOTBALL’S REPUTATION AND THE TAXMAN There is nothing wrong with a good (or even a ‘bad’) pun. However, that’s not why I would argue that football has become something of… well… a football for parliament and HMRC in recent decades. After falling short when challenging Arsenal 
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A recent ruling saw HMRC attempt to recover tax of £1.2m (under the IR35 provisions) from television presenter Lorraine Kelly, claiming that she was an employee of ITV, as opposed to a freelance journalist & entertainer contracting with ITV. This comes a year after a similar case against ex-BBC presenter 
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In a time of high uncertainty and no little stress in Whitehall, ministers and civil service mandarins will surely take crumbs of comfort wherever they can find them. Having one’s ego stroked by the mainstream media for a change instead of receiving the more expected criticism would no doubt be 
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Brexit + EU VAT Claims… The Need for Speed Tax is, of course, one of those areas, for which Brexit (in whatever form it takes) could have a significant impact. Indeed, we have recently produced a Brexit and UK taxation white paper outlining our view on the future of tax 
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