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Tax avoidance scheme beaten in court

A tax avoidance scheme which claimed to license newspaper mastheads has been defeated in court by HMRC.

HMRC set to lose up to £7bn

HMRC may have to pay back up to £7 billion in taxes after a European court found it guilty of breaching EU rules.

HMRC awards tax winners

Winners of the HMRC External Engagement Awards 2012 have been announced.

Apple paid only 1.9% tax

Tech giant Apple only paid 1.9 per cent of tax outside of the US in the past year, it has been discovered.

Last gang member jailed

The last member of a gang who helped set up a fake company to defraud HMRC of £131 million in tax has been jailed.

Business records checks re-launched

HMRC has decided to re-launch business records checks following an extensive redesign of the system.

International arms smuggler jailed

An international arms dealer has been found guilty for illegally supplying ammunition to Nigeria from China.

Foreign companies face tax crackdown

David Cameron has demanded an investigation into large-scale tax avoidance enjoyed by international conglomerates.

eBay also pays little UK tax

The online auction site is the latest in a string of US companies to pay virtually no corporation tax in the UK.

2010/11 tax gap figures published

HMRC has released figures detailing the tax gap for the financial year 2010/11 at £32 billion or 6.7 per cent of tax due.

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