Weekly tax brief - 12 October 2016

Pensions tax the new Chancellor must fix past failings

12 October 2016

Nobody will ever criticise former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne for bringing forward too few new tax laws.

BBC case brings role of third parties in tribunal proceedings under scrutiny

12 October 2016

During a recent tax tribunal hearing, it emerged that the tax affairs of 100 BBC personalities are being investigated by HMRC. The BBC has been keen to provide input to the case as the outcome will impact on the way that it engages people, but how far should third parties be getting involved in tax disputes to which they are not a party?

Trustees warned over tax return requests

12 October 2016

RSM has become aware of a number of incidences in which HMRC’s gateway system shows a tax return has been issued to a trust, even if no corresponding notice to complete a tax return has been issued to trustees.