cars
London’s £10 Banger Tax Arrives in October

London's pressing ahead with plans to introduce its "Toxicity Charge" later this year, with the scheme adding an extra £10 to the cost of driving some older models of car into the city from October 23. Read More >>

money
HMRC Told to Stop Cosying up to the Super Rich

A group of MPs operating as part of the public accounts committee has had a good old look at how HMRC handles the bloated tax affairs of the super rich, and has come up with a list of ways the national tax collector needs to toughen up. Read More >>

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One Third of the “Super-Rich” are Being Investigated for Tax Fiddling

The National Audit Office has released a collection of data covering the tax affairs of the super-rich in the UK, saying that around one third of all people in the richest of the rich category are being investigated by the tax department in some way or another due to the complicated tax worlds they live in. Read More >>

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Facebook Still Liking the UK’s Soft Tax Regime

The Facebook accountants have been working their magic around the fringes of UK tax law again, with the biggest internet thing in the entire world somehow ending up with a tax credit of £11m for the last year -- a windfall that can be used to offset any taxes in the future, should it ever actually declare anything taxable. Read More >>

politics
How an IBM Typewriter and Snail Mail Lead to the Release of Trump’s Tax Returns

In a fine example of vintage journalism, New York Times reporter Susan Craig landed a scoop that every newshound in the world wanted—a copy of Donald Trump’s tax returns. For that, we have old fashioned mail and an IBM Selectric typewriter to thank. Read More >>

money
Wales Prepares to Go it Alone on Taxes for the First Time in 800 Years

The Welsh Assembly is making its poor members read a 220-page document all about property tax, as Welsh authorities push ahead with a plan to ditch stamp duty on property sales and replace it with a new tax. A tax that'll stay in Wales and become part of their budget to do with as they please. Read More >>

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Tim Cooks Says Apple’s EU Tax Bill is “Maddening”

Apple's Tim Cook has been saying "OH YES PLEASE GIMME DAT GODDAMN PHONE" to media interview requests for once, taking any opportunity to have a go at the EU for branding it's bespoke tax deal with Ireland as a rule-breaking form of state aid. Read More >>

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Police Stage Major Raid of Google’s Paris Offices Amid Tax Fraud Allegations

Google’s offices in Paris have been raided by the police over investigations relating to tax fraud. Read More >>

money
How Will the UK Tax Changes for 2016/2017 Affect You?

Today's the New Year's Day for people who work in banks, accountant firms and tax offices, as we tick over into the 2017 tax year and loads of new forms have come into being. Some rules have changed too, most notably the loophole that says being on the internet all day counts as a job. Here are the key changes that might make your finances turn out marginally different. Read More >>

money
Council Tax Rises Coming to Band D Houses

The average middle-of-the-road house in Wales will end up costing its residents an extra £47 a month from April of this year, as council tax rises kick in and everyone has to contribute a little bit more to help pay for the bins, schools, street lights, council IT departments and so on. Read More >>

cars
Policy Planners Want £800 “Diesel Tax” to Force Switch from Dirty Engines

A thinktank has emerged from its tank with a damp list of ideas on how to clean up the UK's urban air quality, with the key suggestion being a new scrappage scheme for the most polluting cars -- funded by an £800 one-off car tax bill for buyers of new diesels. Read More >>

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France’s Google Tax Demand Makes the UK One Look A Pittance

France would also like Google to do what it did in the UK and hand over a bit of extra tax revenue, please, although it would like quite a bit more than the sum that was recently agreed with UK tax inspectors -- nearly ten times as much, in fact. Read More >>

internet
Looks Like Airbnb Manipulated its Own Data to Appear Less Evil

Airbnb decided to voluntarily release data in December to show just how much of a boon to the local economy the service can be. The problem: Airbnb apparently tampered with the data before they released it. Read More >>

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London Cabbies Consider Court Action over Uber’s Tiny Tax Bill

The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, a group that represents black cab drivers in London, is thinking of pushing for a judicial review of Uber's license to operate in London, claiming that the fact it only paid as much tax as "four black-cab drivers" means it's not fit to be allowed to ferry people about the capital. Read More >>

gaming
Watch Minecraft Boris Johnson Put £1.2m into London Games Development

A Minecraft version of London's divisive mayor Boris Johnson has made a virtual announcement about funding for the city's creative industries, with a £1.2m pot magicked into existence to help game development incubator Games London. Read More >>