European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said an extension of the Brexit transition period “probably will happen,” after UK Prime Minister Theresa May said it was an option that had emerged in the Brexit talks.
My news story for Worldwide Tax Daily, published by Tax Analysts on October 19 (paywall). This story was also published in the October 22 edition of Tax Notes International:
EU, U.K. Leaders Willing to Extend Brexit Transition Period
A tax barrister has told a House of Lords committee that HM Revenue & Customs takes “a bullying approach” to taxpayers, and called for the repeal of a controversial tax charge on disguised remuneration.
My news story for Worldwide Tax Daily, published by Tax Analysts on October 19 (paywall):
U.K. Tax Barrister Calls for Repeal of Controversial Loan Charge
Digital VAT record-keeping and reporting will help businesses to get their tax right the first time, HM Revenue & Customs said as it extended a pilot scheme to half a million businesses.
My news story for Worldwide Tax Daily, published by Tax Analysts on October 18 (paywall):
HMRC Urges Businesses to Join Digital VAT Pilot
Measures presented as anti-avoidance legislation may receive less detailed scrutiny than other measures because they are difficult to challenge politically, a leading tax professional told the House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Subcommittee.
My news story for Worldwide Tax Daily, published by Tax Analysts on October 17 (paywall):
Tax Law Rhetoric Affects Scrutiny, U.K. Peers Told
UK business leaders urged Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to use the upcoming budget to increase tax reliefs to support business investment, while campaign groups recommended tax increases to fund public services.
My news story for Worldwide Tax Daily, published by Tax Analysts on October 15 (paywall):
Hammond Urged to Increase Tax Breaks for Business Investment