Archive for April, 2011

Swiss Close to Agreement with HMRC on Offshore Accounts

I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have to keep finding ways to scare myself – M. Night Shyamalan. Switzerland, that bastion of banking secrecy and supposed facilitator of all things “tax evasion”, is apparently close to signing a deal with...

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New UK Penalty Regime

A penalty is a cowardly way to score. - Pele Just a reminder for all you self-assessed taxpayers: The new penalty regime (detailed in FA 2009) is applicable for the tax year 2010/11 onwards. The tax year 2010/11 ended on 5 April 2011 and you now have...

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HMRC Step Up Attack on Evaders

Bad humour is an evasion of reality; good humour is an acceptance of it. - Malcolm Muggeridge. Those of you following this blog will be aware that HMRC have been gearing up for a crackdown on tax evasion. As we’ve posted previously: New penalties of...

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Pay and File extension for Irish self assessed taxpayers

Revenue have confirmed an extension for self assessed tax payers who pay and file through the Revenue Online Service (ROS). The standard filing deadline for 2010 tax returns is 31st October 2011. Revenue have now confirmed that the due date is extended to Tuesday, 15th...

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UK Small Business Crackdown

It’s about time law enforcement got as organised as organised crime - Rudy Giuliani It’s been a while since we blogged here with all things being at bit hectic post Budget 2011. We’re back now though and alas, not with good news. As the Telegraph...

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Taxback.com launches international payroll service

The world has become an international market place with both established multinationals and small firms expanding into new international markets. This in turn has led to the mobilisation of staff worldwide. Many firms are now experiencing great difficulty with understanding foreign tax compliance for employees,...

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Irish Civil Partnership Act Update

  On 19 July 2010 the “Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitant Act 2010″ was signed into law. This was followed by a ministerial order on 24 December 2010. The Act, which serves to confer certain rights, obligations and protections to same...

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