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Towards a Better Tax System

Advancing thinking and debate

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The need to improve tax systems is as great as ever, and there is growing international debate about what works best for taxpayers as a whole.




What it's all about

The need to improve tax systems is as great as ever, and there is growing international debate about what works best for taxpayers as a whole.

The Tax faculty's Towards a Better Tax System thought leadership programme of work addresses the practical challenges faces when designing and implementing changes to tax systems.

What we're thinking about

Read the latest articles and post your comments on the Tax news community. Visit the forum. Ask questions to the community and join the discussions.

What we've done

ICAEW Ten Tenets

The Tax Faculty has formulated Ten Tenets for a better tax system. This comprises ten key characteristics against which to evaluate tax systems and tax policies. It has published a paper explaining what these Ten Tenets mean in practice in relation to the UK tax system.

The Hardman Lecture

Each year a leading member of the tax profession, or a prominent figure who is involved in taxation, is invited to present the Hardman Lecture.


What's new?

Taxing corporate profits: hard choices

Currently there is widespread concern that many businesses, particularly large mulitnational corporations, are not paying enough tax on their profits. This is a serious issue at a time when public finances are under strain. This ICAEW report highlights the tough choices faced by businesses and politicians in relation to corporate tax.

Breaking down the barriers

Ian Young discusses the automatic exchange of information across borders. This editorial was first published in our Tax Faculty's magazine TAXline in September 2013.