Weekly tax brief - 15 February 2017

In this edition of RSM’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we cover the latest developments.

Lessons for UK from Swiss tax referendum

15 February 2017

Swiss voters recently rejected their government’s proposals to clamp down on corporate tax avoidance. What’s going on and what are the lessons for the UK?

HMRC's step in the right direction to support mid-sized businesses

15 February 2017

Whether it’s transitioning from a smaller business to a larger operation, international expansion or accessing investment, mid-sized businesses can often have complex tax needs. In the past these same businesses have struggled to get the right support from HMRC; however could a new dedicated contact service offer a solution to bridge the gap?

Tougher stance on EU country-by-country reporting

15 February 2017

This week the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs put forward plans to reduce the turnover threshold for country-by-country reporting from €750m to €40m – highlighting a much tougher stance on tax avoidance, but will we see the plans in law?

Unlock pension pot to seek advice

15 February 2017

The pension landscape is constantly changing and navigating the best option to support retirement plans can be tricky, but will the new scheme from the Government help individuals seek the advice they need?