Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg at Hampshire Cricket Club, Eastleigh

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Older people affected by the Liberal Democrats’ proposed “mansion tax” could have payments deferred until after death if they are unwilling to pay up during their retirement, Nick Clegg has suggested.

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British water companies are avoiding millions of pounds in tax by loading themselves up with debt listed on an offshore stock exchange, an investigation has revealed.

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Nearly half a million people wait until the very last day to file their self-assessment tax form according to figures from HM Revenue & Customs.

£100 fine for a late return even if no tax due

Taxpayers who fail to file their tax returns by next Thursday will be hit by hefty fines, even if they don't owe any money.

The change could push families to breaking point

Debt threat as council tax benefit changes

Less-generous system could hit poorer households, reports Neasa MacErlean.

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The 31 January self-assessment deadline is rapidly approaching – but anyone seeking last-minute help from HM Revenue & Customs could be tricked into paying out for free information.

Tax rules run to more than 1,000 pages

Julian Knight: Life's about to become a fiscal drag for the 40 per centers

Thankfully, there wasn't a pasty or caravan tax in sight in last week's Autumn Statement. Instead, what we had was a tale of pretty unremitting misery, particularly if you are in danger of breaching the 40p income tax band.

People power is making multinationals like Starbucks pay up

Special report: People power forces big business to pay up

Tax-avoidance schemes are being used by firms from Amazon to Google which deprive the British coffers of hundreds of millions of pounds. Sarah Morrison reports on what the Government plans to do about it

George Osborne with Danny Alexander, Treasury Secretary, this week: the Chancellor presented a mixed bag of a statement

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Act now, says Simon Read, or miss out on Osborne’s largesse

Premier League football clubs only paid £3m in corporation tax last year, despite turning over £2.2bn a year

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Britain's Premier League football clubs are awash with money. They pay star players £250,000 a week, and turn over £2.2bn a year. Yet records show they paid only £3m in corporation tax last year

The secret of Amazon’s low tax bill is it books most of its UK sales at its subsidiary in Luxembourg

Amazon claimed sales in the UK of £207m last year. How much did amazon.co.uk actually take? £2.9bn

Online retailer forced to reveal full extent of its tax avoidance policies by Public Accounts Committee

Since George Osborne delivered his Budget in March companies have paid £24.9bn in corporation tax, 9.8 per cent less than the £27.6bn they handed over in the same period of last year.

Britain's missing billions: counting the true cost of corporate tax avoidance

There's a painful subtext to yesterday's public finance figures. While most of us are paying more tax, many big companies are paying less

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