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Andrew Goodall

Facebook’s UK Results Stir Digital Services Tax Debate

Facebook UK Ltd. has defended its tax position after the company’s 2017 results prompted critics to urge Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to introduce a digital services tax, despite tax professionals’ misgivings.

My news story for Worldwide Tax Daily, published by Tax Analysts on October 10 (paywall). This story was also published in the October 15 edition of Tax Notes International:

Facebook’s U.K. Results Stir Digital Services Tax Debate

UK tax initiatives can wait, professionals say

The UK government should avoid introducing any tax policy initiatives in the October 29 budget and focus instead on addressing the implications of Brexit, tax professionals said.

My news story for Worldwide Tax Daily, published by Tax Notes on October 6 (paywall)

Budget 2018: tax reliefs under scrutiny

Now that the party conferences are over, what changes to the UK tax landscape can we expect to see in the coming months?

It is not yet clear how the government will meet the prime minister’s commitment, announced in the summer, to increase National Health Service funding by £20.5bn a year in real terms by 2023. Theresa May has vowed that a post-Brexit Britain will offer the lowest rate of corporation tax in the G20, and the Conservatives pledged at the 2017 general election not to increase the level of VAT.

My article for AAT Comment, published by AAT on October 5

Office of Tax Simplification urges HMRC to remodel tax guidance

HM Revenue & Customs should adopt a new model for published guidance that meets taxpayers’ needs and make “transforming the user experience” a priority, according to the Office of Tax Simplification.

My news story for Worldwide Tax Daily, published by Tax Notes on October 6 (paywall). This story was also published in the October 15 edition of Tax Notes International.