- Budget 2012 - the more technical issues
This is one of two CIOT podcasts surveying aspects of the recent Budget. Here, George Crozier (External Relations Manager) and John Whiting (Tax Policy Director) look at some of the more technical issues that didn’t all make the headlines.
- Budget 2012 - headline announcements
This is one of two CIOT podcasts surveying aspects of the recent Budget. Here, John Whiting (Tax Policy Director) and Robin Williamson (LITRG Technical Director) look at some of the headline-making announcements, particularly from a LITRG point of view.
- HMRC Agents Project
Members will have seen coverage in on the HMRC website, Tax Adviser and in the general press about the initiatives following the Treasury Committee’s report on the Administration & Effectiveness of HMRC (see http://www.tax.org.uk/tax-policy/newsdesk/2011/tax_bodies_joint ). In this podcast, John Whiting talks to CIOT President Anthony Thomas, ATT Technical Officer John Kimmer and LITRG Technical Director Robin Williamson about the various initiatives that are under way.
- Property taxes
The CIOT recently ran a round table to discuss how property taxes might develop. Attenders were from a wide range of organisations and a good debate ensued, which will be written up in a future Tax Adviser article. In the meantime, in this podcast CIOT Tax Policy Director John Whiting talks to three of the attenders about some of the points that came up: Chris Lallemand, Chair of CIOT Property Taxes sub-committee, LITRG member Eile Gibson and former CIOT President John Cullinane.
- UK-Switzerland tax deal with HMRC
Dave Hartnett, Permanent Secretary for Tax, is interviewed about the recent UK-Switzerland tax deal by John Whiting, CIOT Tax Policy Director, and Gary Ashford, National Head of Tax Investigations and Dispute Resolution at RSM Tenon and a member of the CIOT Council. In the interview Mr Hartnett is asked about how the agreement was reached, for his response to accusations that it ‘lets fraudsters off’ and what UK residents with Swiss bank accounts – both legitimate ones where tax has been paid and those where tax has been evaded – should do now. The interview also covers the position of non-doms, offshore life bonds and where HMRC will go from here.
- Tax Agent Strategy
John Whiting talks to CIOT President Anthony Thomas about the recent joint CIOT/ATT response to the HMRC Tax Agent Strategy consultation. This initial response summarises views from nearly 1500 CIOT & ATT members; Anthony and John confirm our broad support for the strategic direction of the HMRC proposals but highlight some of members’ key concerns. The document can be found at http://www.tax.org.uk/tax-policy/public-submissions/2011/TAS_CIOT_ATT ; we will be submitting further comments next month so more input would be welcomed.
- Webinar on HMRC's tax agent strategy
The webinar lasts for just under 60 minutes. It is hosted by John Whiting, Tax Policy Director of the CIOT and ATT, and also features: Anthony Thomas (CIOT President), Stuart McKinnon (ATT Vice President), Brian Redford (HMRC), Keith Bell (Rickard Keen), John Kimmer (John Kimmer Taxation Consultants Ltd & ATT Technical Officer). The webinar slides can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/6dauw6t.
- An introduction to iXBRL
John Whiting, CIOT Tax Policy Director, talks to Tina Riches, Director, Technical about the introduction of iXBRL and the implications on tax advisers.
- Tax and tax credit changes in 2011 and beyond summary
What does 2011 have in store on the tax front? George Crozier talks to the Institute’s Tax Policy Director, John Whiting, and the Technical Director of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, Robin Williamson, about the tax and tax credit changes due to come in in April and beyond.
- The making of tax law with Vincent Oratore
CIOT Tax Policy Director John Whiting interviews the Institute’s President, Vincent Oratore, about the Institute’s proposals for reform of the process for making tax law.
- HMRC Power - the first year
John Whiting talks to CIOT President Andrew Hubbard about the report Andrew has compiled into the way HMRC's new powers are bedding down.
- Election 2010 - key tax points from party manifestos
With all the party manifestos now published, the Chartered Institute of Taxation look at what the major parties are proposing for tax in the CIOT’s election 2010 podcast.
- March 2010 Budget overview
George Crozier, External Relations Manager of the CIOT, talks to the Institute’s Tax Policy Director, John Whiting, and Technical Director, Tina Riches, about the tax provisions in the March 2010 Budget and what they mean for tax advisers. Areas covered include stamp duty changes, tax avoidance, pensions tax restrictions and Gift Aid.
- New Disclosure Opportunity
John Whiting and Gary Ashford talk to Dave Hartnett, Permanent Secretary for Tax at HMRC, about the New Disclosure Opportunity and Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility.
- Working with tax agents
John Whiting talks to Anthony Thomas, CIOT Vice-President, about the latest state of play on the Working With Tax Agents (WWTA) debate and what are the issues likely to see more action in the forthcoming PBR.
- SAO rules and guidance
John Whiting, Tax Policy Director of the CIOT, talks to Simon Wilks, tax investigations partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and CIOT representative on the group HMRC consulted with over the SAO guidance, about the SAO rules.
- Working with tax agents consultation document
John Whiting, Tax Policy Director of the CIOT, talks to Peter Fanning, Chief Executive of the CIOT, about the CIOT’s submission on, and discussions about, the Working with Tax Agents consultation document.
- NDO update
John Whiting, Tax Policy Director of the CIOT, talks with Gary Ashford, Chairman of the CIOT's Management of Taxes Sub-Committee about the New Disclosure Opportunity and also the Liechtenstein disclosure facility.
- A look at the Budget and Small Business
John Whiting talks to Richard Mannion, Chairman of the CIOT's Owner Managed Business Sub-Committee, who reflects on Budget matters of relevance to smaller businesses and their advisers.
- HMRC Powers update
John Whiting talks to Tina Riches about the changes to HMRC Powers ahead of the Budget.
- Catching up with Peter Fanning
John Whiting interviews Peter Fanning, the new Chief Executive of the CIOT, about his time so far at the Institute.
- Foreign profits with Ian Menzies-Conacher
John Whiting talks to Ian Menzies-Conacher, Chairman of the CIOT's Technical Committee, about foreign profits.
- VAT update
John Whiting talks through the possible changes relating to VAT in the upcoming Budget with Mike Arnold, Chairman of the CIOT's VAT and Indirect Taxes Sub-Committee.
- Property Taxes (stamp duty land taxes)
John Whiting speaks to Lakshmi Narain, Chairman of the CIOT's Property Taxes Sub-Committee, about property taxes and stamp duty land taxes in particular.
- Property Taxes (capital allowances)
John Whiting speaks to Lakshmi Narain, Chairman of the CIOT's Property Taxes Sub-Committee, about property taxes and capital allowances.