Weekly tax brief - 27 April 2016

In this edition of RSM’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we cover the latest developments.


When is tax not a tax? When it's a 'Brexit tax'

27 April 2016

As today’s OECD report raises the spectre of a 'Brexit tax' but fails to address tax in any meaningful way, we look at how the structure of the UK tax system might change after Brexit.

Are Panama Papers delaying the new tougher offshore disclosure facility?

27 April 2016

Following the closure of the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) at the end of 2015, we were anticipating a new “last chance” opportunity for those wishing to regularise offshore tax issues. So far, however, there has been nothing. Could this be related to the Panama Papers revelations?

Talking about international collaboration on tax is easy. Doing it is harder.

27 April 2016

There has much talk in recent weeks about improved cross-border cooperation but it’s a tough ask for tax authorities to work together. Despite various mechanisms for mutual agreement being in place, authorities have to date pursued a wholly domestic agenda to increase their own share of the tax take. So will the latest international initiatives make any difference?

The tax choices facing Scottish voters

27 April 2016

Ahead of the imminent Scottish Parliamentary election, we summarise the tax policies being proposed by the main parties. Confused? You will be…