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General Anti Abuse Rule (GAAR)

Tax Avoidance and the new General Anti Abuse Rule (GAAR) are very mcuh flavour of the month and the making consistent headlines most recently with Margaret Hodge MP in an article published in the Guardian.

HMRC target sales of second homes

This new campaign targets those who have sold aproperty that is not their main residence and who have not declared any profits as a result.

Is your home really your main residence?

HMRC has recently successfully contested a claim by a taxpayer that her “home” was her principal private residence consequently denying capital gains tax relief.

More "Tax Havens" to disclose bank details of British Taxpayers

Anguila, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands have signed an agreement to share information with the UK. Details of names, addresses and account balances will be provided.

Excuse 2

Excuse 2. From a Midlands Farmer

Excuse 3

HMRC excuse 3 for late filing

Excuse 4 for HMRC

Tax return late filing excuse 4

HMRC excuse 5

HMRC excuse for late payment number 5.

HMRC Excuse 6

Excuse given to HMRC for late filing

HMRC excuse 7

Late filing excuse number 7

HMRC excuse number 8

Late filing tax return excuse

2013-14 Year end tax planning opportunities

One reason that some people pay more tax than they need is because they do not seize the opportunities open to them. Below is a summary for some tax saving opportunities to consider not letting slip through your fingers before 5 April.

Auto enrolment are you prepared?

Companies are legally obliged to deal with auto-enrolment and may face large fines if they don't.