Weekly tax brief - 5 January 2016

Happy New Year! In this edition of RSM’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we cover the latest developments…

Errors show online government forms need independent quality control

05 January 2016

In RSM’s Weekly Tax Brief dated 22nd December 2015, I looked at the tax consequences of an error which had been exposed in an online form provided by the Ministry of Justice for use in connection with divorces.

The mystery of the disappearing footnote - a reminiscence by Dr John Watson

05 January 2016

This week, Andrew Hubbard adopts the persona of Dr John Watson to chronicle Sherlock Holmes’ attempt to understand the tax system and the true intentions of parliament. But will the clues in the latest annual report on The Code of Practice on Taxation for Banks lead him down a blind alley?

January deadline: do not ruin your weekend!

05 January 2016

This week we learned that tens of thousands of people submitted their tax returns over the Christmas break.