Coalition gets tough on tax avoidance of the wealthy

Nick Clegg backed away from the Liberal Democrats' plans for a mansion tax yesterday as he joined David Cameron in promising a government crackdown on tax avoidance.

Danny Alexander, the Lib Dem Treasury Secretary, says he wants tax to be fairer for those on low incomes

Rich should pay more tax, says leading Lib Dem

The Government plans to force the very rich to pay higher taxes in an attempt to allay public fears that its spending cuts are hurting people on low and middle incomes the most.

Dave Hartnett, Britain's most senior taxman

'I'm scandalised': Cable condemns taxman's let-offs

Business Secretary claims lack of scrutiny into 'cosy' deals for large firms shows preferential treatment

New Revenue blunder: bogus penalty notices

HM Revenue & Customs has already begun sending out penalty notices telling people they have been fined £100, despite the fact that online tax returns are not due until 31 January.

Now Osborne comes under fire for 'tax on women'

Women will bear the brunt of the squeeze on pay, tax and benefits, losing almost three times as much as men as a result of George Osborne's Autumn Statement, according to an analysis of the austerity measures.

Tax credits: 100,000 children may be pushed below poverty line

The tax credit system, meant to help the "squeezed middle", appears to be a big loser in yesterday's Autumn Statement.

VAT waived on 'X Factor' children's charity Christmas single

George Osborne is to waive VAT on sales of this year's X Factor charity single.

Taxing times for Rafael Nadal

Britain raises £68m in tax from foreign sporting stars

But ruling on sponsorship deals could threaten UK's ability to host major tournaments

HMRC targets man in the street, and nets 255m

Investigations launched by HM Revenue & Customs into thousands of self-assessment tax returns has netted £255m in fines and unpaid tax in the past year, research for accountancy group UHY Hacker Young has shown.

Buyer Beware: HMRC says it will investigate any house purchase where the sale price is close to the stamp duty exemption limit

Taxman cracks down on stamp duty evasion

HM Revenue & Customs warns buyers against schemes to avoid tax

UK's appeal on tax is under threat, PwC warns

Britain's status as a competitive tax regime is under pressure as rival economies ease tax burdens for businesses, a report says today.

Vodafone denies deals with taxman

Vodafone launched a robust defence denying claims the taxman let it off a multibillion pound tax bill, saying that it was a "good corporate citizen" yesterday.

Osborne closes unpopular Channel Islands tax loophole

George Osborne has revealed the Channel Islands tax loophole will be closed on 1 April. Mainland retailers, on the internet and the high street, have long opposed so-called Low Value Consignment Relief (LVCR), which allows retailers with a Channel Islands base to avoid paying VAT on goods with a value of £15 or less.

City lets protesters stay at St Paul's until Christmas

Protesters camped outside St Paul's Cathedral have been given permission by the Square Mile's governing body to stay until the new year.

Rebates spark taxation change calls

Calls for a simpler tax system were made today after it emerged that six million people are due a rebate of around £300.

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