Press releases


The Chartered Institute of Taxation has warned that a bid to exclude one-person businesses from claiming the national insurance Employment Allowance will be too easy to dodge.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is calling on the financial and pension industries to urgently create two new financial advice services to help those with low incomes.

The Scottish Government’s Finance Minister, John Swinney, has today delivered Scotland’s Budget, the first in which Scotland assumes the power to set its own income tax rate. Although the overall income tax will remain in line with the rest of the UK, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is calling for greater awareness of Scottish taxpayer status and greater transparency around how their tax is being distributed.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has welcomed a change to the Government’s approach1 to improve tax compliance by large companies but remains sceptical about the effectiveness of a ‘special measures’ regime to target tax abuse.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), the Irish Tax Institute (ITI) and The Tax Institute  of Australia (TTI) have published guidance for tax institutes seeking a licence from the CIOT to grant the designations ‘Chartered Tax Adviser’ and ‘CTA’ subject to conditions1.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is troubled by HMRC’s decision not to include a helpline number on letters sent to Scottish taxpayers, which risks leaving people unable to get answers to their questions.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is concerned that many sports persons will miss out on exemptions that are supposed to guarantee they will receive money from testimonials without tax.

Tax advisers have welcomed the Government’s decision, announced today, to restrict the use of a new ‘strict liability’ offshore tax evasion criminal offence to situations where the amount of tax underpaid is £25,000 or more.

In implementing the digital tax account and other aspects of their ‘Making Tax Digital’ programme, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has called on HMRC to respect the rulings of the courts and make proper provision for those who find it difficult or impossible to use computers.

Tax advisers have questioned the need for two new tax evasion offences, following the Government’s announcement that it will go ahead with them.