Weekly Tax Brief - 8 September 2015

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

Tax avoidance and the law of unintended consequences

08 September 2015

From the perspective of tax authorities worldwide, tax avoidance is a massive example of the operation of the law of unintended consequences. When they enact legislation, the last thing that governments want is for tax avoiders to use the law for unintended purposes or to get round it in ways which were not foreseen.

Digital exclusion to digital excluded - have the self-employed been overlooked?

08 September 2015

HMRC’s digital strategy? Most PAYE taxpayers have straightforward tax affairs and may be relatively unaffected.

Tipped Off

08 September 2015

Could it really be that the taxman is skimming off the tip and not the restaurant owner?

The inexorable advance of HMRC

08 September 2015

HMRC has been upfront about its desire to grow the market for software products as well as encourage new entrants into the marketplace. So will its so-called ‘API strategy’ be the answer that software developers have been waiting for?