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Tax officials failed to collect £9.6bn in VAT in 2010-11, auditors find

Amount of VAT that HM Revenue and Customs failed to collect is equivalent to almost one third of the total estimated tax gap<p>Tax officials have admitted that they failed to collect £9.6bn of VAT returns in 2010-11 – the equivalent of nearly a third of the overall tax gap, the government's …

Barclay twins resume £1bn VAT battle over Littlewoods catalogue business

Lawyers representing Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay return to high court over six-year battle over record HMRC settlement<p>Lawyers for tax haven-based tycoons Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay this week return to the high court in London to pursue the final leg of their six-year battle to …

European Commission challenges France over e-book VAT - Accountancy Age

<b>THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION</b> has referred France to the European Court of Justice for its use of a reduced VAT rate for e-books.<p>The action was launched …

Three held in horse racing VAT fraud inquiry

Arrests made in Essex and Buckinghamshire as part of HMRC investigation<p>Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in an estimated £2.4m VAT fraud connected with the horseracing industry. HM Revenue and Customs said on Tuesday that criminal investigators questioned a …

Golf clubs could reclaim VAT totalling thousands of pounds after EU ruling

The court ruled that VAT exemptions should include charges made to non-members as well as members<p>British golf clubs could start lining up VAT rebates worth thousands of pounds following an EU ruling regarding how they charge non-members to play.<p>Since the 1990s, charges for playing sport at …

'Walking Dead' Fans Have Had Enough of Carl, His Vat of Pudding

Carl left a message near the end of the show: "Walker inside got my shoe ... didn't get me." But so many wished it had gone the other way.<p>Read more here.

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VAT: how government can create a sustainable supply chain

The Green Deal has failed to take off but a new tax policy could breathe life into local economies and drive energy efficiency<p>The government has committed itself to reducing the UK's carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. Arguably the most challenging part of this will be tackling our leaky and …

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More for Your Money: VAT refunds and other ways to save when traveling

On a recent three-week vacation, I was reminded — forced to remember, perhaps — that there are plenty of ways to save: There are cheaper alternatives or ways to get discounts for almost anything. You can even get money back on that extravagant pair of boots or replacement lens you just had to</b> …

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