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Tax avoidance - articles

Features and articles from ICAEW related to tax avoidance and ensuring compliance with UK tax regime.

Tax news in brief 20 July 2022


Highlights from the broader tax news for the week ending 20 July 2022, including: EMI valuations; June 2022 import VAT statements; and tax avoidance litigation decisions.

Tax news in brief 13 April


Highlights from the broader tax news for the week ending 13 April 2022, including: naming tax avoidance scheme promoters; managed service company rules; marginal relief calculator; and a survey on NINOs.

Finance Bill 2021-22 receives Royal Assent

ICAEW 02-03-2022

Finance Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 24 February 2022, bringing into law various tax measures with effect from that date, including a package of measures designed to tackle promoters of tax avoidance schemes.

Gifts with reservation: de minimis and other let-outs

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Mark McLaughlin Taxline 28-02-2022

Mark McLaughlin points out some important exceptions from the inheritance tax gifts with reservation anti-avoidance provisions affecting gifts.

Tax news in brief


Highlights from the broader tax news for the week ending 24 November, including: a warning about potential R&D repayment delays and a campaign to help contractors to spot tax avoidance.

New tax avoidance promoter rules could be clearer, says ICAEW


Draft legislation aimed at tackling promoters of tax avoidance schemes includes subjective terms and tests which are open to interpretation, says ICAEW. The terms should be amended or HMRC guidance created outlining its interpretation to avoid confusion.

Tax news in brief


Highlights from the broader tax news week ending 16 June, which includes: G7 leaders backing global tax commitment; a word of caution on deeds of assignment; guidance on tax avoidance using unfunded pension arrangements; VAT liability of daycare services; and more support on heritage assets.

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