Weekly tax brief | 7 August 2018

Tech tax debate shines light on outdated system
Andrew Hubbard
As Amazon’s tax affairs hit the news again we look beyond the headlines: is the international tax system fit for purpose and more importantly, what information ought to be put into the public domain?

Cutting through the red tape
Nick Blundell
If HMRC spent more time supporting taxpayers to understand their obligations, could this reduce the tax gap and the resources needed for monitoring non-compliance?

What’s behind the record inheritance tax receipts?
Jackie Hall
The latest HMRC data highlights a record high of £5.2bn in inheritance tax receipts– but what’s behind the record tax take? 

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