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RSM at SuiteWorld

13 April 2017

RSM is proud to be gold sponsors at SuiteWorld 2017 - the number one cloud Enterprise Resource Planning global conference. With over 6000 expected attendees, this is the largest gathering of NetSuite users, partners and developers.

Basic administration failures leave HMRC with no evidence to stand on

12 April 2017

A recent tax tribunal has highlighted a gap in procedure at HMRC regarding the basic administration of documents to effectively log key tax return information deliver by hand. This may seem like a small, almost insignificant issue in the grand scheme of things, but when the majority of tax tribunals deal with bread and butter issues, does HMRC need a more robust system to help reduce the number of cases?

Weekly tax brief - 12 April 2017

12 April 2017

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

Late Easter dampens March sales for restaurant and pub operators

12 April 2017

Britain’s restaurant and pub groups saw collective like-for-like sales fall back 0.5 per cent in March, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker – with the late Easter holiday break being the chief culprit.

How quickly can you get your hands on relevant data to inform your decision-making?
Pelle Langli

12 April 2017

Organisations the world over are swimming in pools of data, but many waste the opportunity to marshal this data into understandable, insightful KPIs, with useful commentary, to make sure that management can measure success and implement corrections where required.

When will government pull the plug on tax incentives for alternative fuel vehicles?

12 April 2017

With registrations of electric vehicles running at an all-time high, we are reminded of the important part which tax reliefs and incentives will play in bringing this new technology to a position where it can make a significant difference to air quality and lower emissions.

PRINCE2 project management – can this be applied to the private sector?
Nigel Bennett

12 April 2017

The new edition of PRINCE2 may now appeal more, and be better suited to, delivering projects within the private sector. In this article RSM looks at why this may be the case.

When it comes to tax disputes, is it right to give celebrities anonymity?

05 April 2017

When a dispute between HMRC and a taxpayer cannot be resolved without recourse to an independent tax tribunal, what happens then to the balance between confidentiality and open justice? And is there a case to grant celebrities anonymity?

HMRC’s digital woes – time to press the panic button?

05 April 2017

Three critical HMRC digital projects are running into problems. The obvious solution is to increase HMRC’s budgets, and to ensure that it has plenty of skilled, experienced IT experts. Unfortunately, precisely the reverse is happening. We review the implications.

Why are HMRC being so coy about the data they hold on taxpayers?

05 April 2017

An OECD report this week highlighted the ways in which tax jurisdictions around the world are using technology to prevent, identify and tackle those perceived to be cheating the system. HMRC uses its own supercomputer system called Connect to find out about taxpayers’ financial affairs but is strangely coy about revealing how much it knows.