04 July 2017
A recent tribunal case in which a taxpayer was given a hefty penalty despite there being no tax due suggests the system is in need of urgent reform.
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?
31 January 2017
A recent Public Accounts Committee report seems to suggest that HMRC is not taking a hard enough line with high net worth individuals. Is this the reality on the ground?
25 January 2017
New figures obtained by RSM under the Freedom of Information Act show a huge rise in penalties for those deemed to have deliberately understated their income. But is this new approach a sign of ‘penalty farming’ and are innocent people being unfairly penalised?
05 January 2017
The first of HMRC’s 13 new large regional contact centres is due to open in 2016-17, part of a major reorganisation of services. But will this modernisation programme help HMRC become a tax authority ‘fit for the future’ and will bigger necessarily mean better?
Justin is a private client specialist providing tax (income, capital gains and inheritance) advice to international high net worth clients including their residence and domicile positions.