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UK sales for 2013 surge to $5.6bn, bringing its corporation tax arrangements back into the spotlight

Strike action set to disrupt self-assessment deadline

People who miss next week's tax self-assessment deadline will not be fined because of a strike by tax office staff.

Late-return fine of 100, even if taxman owes you

Taxpayers who do not owe tax, or are even due a rebate from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), will be fined £100 for the first time this year if they do not complete a return by January 31.

Thousands set to strike in three separate disputes

Thousands of workers will go on strike this week in three separate disputes over jobs and pensions affecting consumer goods giant Unilever, tax offices and a leading gallery.

John Williams gave no great thought to changing Britain’s tax law when he decided to fight Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs over a £500 fine imposed on his client

Government 'generates cash using fines for late tax returns'

The Government is unlawfully using late-payment penalty fines against tens of thousands of small firms who do not file their tax returns on time as a "cash generating scheme" for the Exchequer.

John Williams gave no great thought to changing Britain’s tax law when he decided to fight Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs over a £500 fine imposed on his client

Exposed: Taxman's 'illegal' war against Britain's small businesses

Tax Tribunal rules HMRC is waiting months before alerting firms returns are late so that fines stack up

Oliver Wright: These cynical tactics undermine our faith in the fairness of the tax system

It is unconscionable to withhold information from taxpayers who have forgotten to file returns
Chief operating officer Ali Russell told the Rangers' official website: 'The fans have intimated for some time their desire for a standing area within Ibrox and following the feedback we have had from fans' groups it is only right as a response that we are willing to explore the possibility.'

Rangers shares suspended from trading

Rangers have seen their shares suspended from trading on the stock exchange after submitting unaudited accounts.

HMRC checks the bill at tax-cheat fast-food outlets

The food might not be up to much but at least they know how to cook the books. But Britain's fast-food restaurants have been put on notice: the taxman is after them.

Cooking the books: Fast food faces taxman probe

The food might not be up to much but at least they know how to cook the books. But Britain's fast-food restaurants have been put on notice: the taxman is after them.

David Cameron believes that ‘opening up’ the health service will make it a magnet for innovation

David Cameron: I will kill off safety culture

Prime Minister David Cameron today said that his new year's resolution was to "kill off the health and safety culture for good".

Dave Hartnett faced a barrage of hostile questions

HMRC accused of harassing small businesses

Tax officials were last night accused of double standards over plans to target thousands of small businesses for spot checks on their paperwork – despite letting big companies like Goldman Sachs off millions of pounds in tax.

Tax investigators 'focus on footballer perks'

Premier League footballers and their clubs are being investigated by the taxman over "secret perks" enjoyed by players and their families, according to reports.

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Taxation without representation

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

Taxman's 'cosy' deals with big business

Tax chiefs are today savaged by MPs for their “unduly cosy” relationship with large companies following allegations that major firms had billions of pounds cut from their tax bills in “sweetheart deals”.

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