Eastenders in Supreme Court: A1P1 filling in the gaps – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Not Albert Square, but it could be. The Crown Prosecution Service suspect two individuals of a massive duty/VAT fraud in their cash and carry businesses. The CPS go to the Crown Court (in the absence of the individuals) and get an order to appoint a receiver (i.e. a paid manager) to run the affairs of companies (Eastenders) in which the individuals are involved, as well as a restraint order against the individuals. Both receivership and restraint orders are set aside some months later by the Court of Appeal, on the basis that the HMRC investigator’s statements were largely “broad and unsupported assertions”. Problem: by then the receiver had run up £772,547 in fees.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th May 2014

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Barnes (as former Court Appointed Receiver) (Appellant) v The Eastenders Group and another (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Barnes (as former Court Appointed Receiver) (Appellant) v The Eastenders Group and another (Respondents) [2014] UKSC 26 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 8th May 2014

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Take That stars could face tax bill of millions after court decision – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2014 in artistic works, HM Revenue & Customs, news, tax avoidance by sally

‘Three members of the band Take That may have to pay back millions of pounds in tax after a tribunal ruling.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2014

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Roald Dahl museum wins tax case – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2014 in artistic works, HM Revenue & Customs, news, taxation, tribunals, VAT by sally

‘The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, dedicated to celebrating the life and work of the author, has won a tax case against HM Revenue and Customs.’

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The Independent, 9th April 2014

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Littlewoods Retail Ltd and others v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted April 8th, 2014 in EC law, HM Revenue & Customs, interest, law reports, repayment, VAT by sally

Littlewoods Retail Ltd and others v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (No 2) [2014] EWHC 868 (Ch); [2014] WLR (D) 154

‘Sections 78 and 80 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 could not be construed in such a way as to conform with European Union law and therefore had to be disapplied so as to allow the claimant companies to pursue their claims to recover the full value of overpaid value added tax.’

WLR Daily, 28th March 2014

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HMRC to appeal against high court award to Barclay brothers of £1.2bn – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2014 in appeals, compensation, HM Revenue & Customs, interest, news, VAT by sally

‘HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has insisted it will appeal against a high court decision to award Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay’s Littlewoods catalogue shopping business £1.2bn in a top-up settlement relating to a long-running legacy VAT dispute.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2014

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APIL granted permission to challenge HMRC policy on mesothelioma victims’ work records – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court is this week hearing a judicial review that claimant lawyers hope will strike down the deeply unpopular policy of HM Revenue & Customs that means it will only release the employment history of a mesothelioma victim to their lawyer with a High Court order.’

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Litigation futures, 12th March 2014

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Bridge is a game not a sport, tribunal rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2014 in fees, HM Revenue & Customs, news, sport, tribunals, VAT by sally

‘The English Bridge Union loses legal challenge against HM Revenue and Customs aimed at reclaiming VAT on competition entry fees.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2014

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Reed Employment Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs – WLR Daily

Posted January 27th, 2014 in appeals, equality, HM Revenue & Customs, law reports, repayment, time limits, tribunals, VAT by sally

Reed Employment Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2014] EWCA Civ 32; [2014] WLR (D) 23

‘Section 80(3) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994, as inserted, which gave the revenue a possible defence of unjust enrichment for claims made after 26 May 2005 for the recovery of overpaid VAT, without regard to the period in respect of which the claim was made, was not unlawful.’

WLR Daily, 23rd Janaury 2014

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Cotter (Respondent) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Cotter (Respondent) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (Appellant) [2013] UKSC 69 | UKSC 2012/0062 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 6th November 2013

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Supreme Court finds HMRC entitled to tax under dispute where taxpayer left it to HMRC to calculate the tax – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 11th, 2013 in appeals, economic loss, HM Revenue & Customs, news, Supreme Court, tax avoidance, taxation by michael

“A taxpayer must perform a calculation of the amount of tax due itself, rather than leave that calculation to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), in order to retain possession of funds under dispute, the Supreme Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th November 2013

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HMRC targets unpaid intern employers – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2013 in HM Revenue & Customs, minimum wage, news, trade unions, young persons by michael

“HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is targeting 200 employers who recently advertised internships to ensure they are paying the minimum wage.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2013

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Tax avoiders don’t have human rights – Philippa Whipple QC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 7th, 2013 in appeals, disclosure, HM Revenue & Customs, human rights, news, tax avoidance by tracey

“R (on the application of Ingenious Media Holdings plc and Patrick McKenna v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2013] EWHC 3258 (Admin).
Sales J has rejected an application for judicial review by Ingenious Media Holdings plc and Patrick McKenna, who complained that senior officials in HMRC had identified them in ‘off the record’ briefings.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th November 2013

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Pension liberation schemes were “occupational”, High Court rules, as HMRC tightens procedures – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 22nd, 2013 in HM Revenue & Customs, news, pensions by tracey

“A number of pension schemes which allowed members to access their savings before the minimum retirement age should be classed as ‘occupational’ schemes, the High Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd October 2013

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Revised Banking Code of Practice gives HMRC too much discretion, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 15th, 2013 in banking, codes of practice, HM Revenue & Customs, news, taxation by sally

“HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will be given ‘too much discretion’ to ‘name and shame’ banks that do not meet strict governance requirements in relation to tax matters under proposed changes to the industry Code of Practice, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th October 2013

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Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Sunico ApS and others – WLR Daily

Posted September 19th, 2013 in conflict of laws, damages, EC law, fraud, HM Revenue & Customs, law reports, news, VAT by sally

Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Sunico ApS and others (Case C-49/12); [2013] WLR (D) 347

“The concept of ‘civil and commercial matters’ within the meaning of article 1(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 covered an action whereby a public authority of one member state claimed, as against natural and legal persons resident in another member state, damages for loss caused by a tortious conspiracy to commit value added tax fraud in the first member state.”

WLR Daily, 12th September 2013

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Spike in criminal prosecutions for tax evasion signal middle class professionals now in HMRC firing line, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 6th, 2013 in crime, HM Revenue & Customs, news, prosecutions, tax evasion by sally

“A steep rise in the number of criminal prosecutions for tax evasion indicates that the financial affairs of middle class professionals are now subject to increasing scrutiny by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th August 2013

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Prosecutions for tax evasion double – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 5th, 2013 in HM Revenue & Customs, news, prosecutions, statistics, tax evasion by sally

“The number of criminal prosecutions for tax evasion has more than doubled in the last year as middle class professionals are increasingly targeted over tax avoidance.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2013

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Tax tribunal ruling against SDLT avoidance scheme could ensure payment of £135m tax, says HMRC – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 17th, 2013 in bills, HM Revenue & Customs, news, stamp duty, tax avoidance, tribunals by sally

“A tax tribunal has ruled against a stamp duty land tax (SDLT) avoidance scheme, under which a property developer used a sub-sale and alternative finance scheme to try to avoid paying the tax on the purchase of the Chelsea Barracks in London.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th July 2013

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The Pollen Estate Trustee Co Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs; King’s College London v Same – WLR Daily

The Pollen Estate Trustee Co Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs: King’s College London v Same: [2013] EWCA Civ 753;   [2013] WLR (D)  255

“Where a charity contributed to the purchase of a property, to be held on trust for it and other, non-charitable, contributors in proportion to their contributions, the ‘chargeable interest acquired’ by reference to which stamp duty land tax was to be levied under Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003 was the equitable estate collectively acquired by the beneficiaries under the trust. However, paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 8 to the 2003 Act was to be interpreted as exempting the land transaction from charge to the extent of the charity’s interest.”

WLR Daily. 26th June 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk