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  1. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    HMRC recently announced that nine businesses are under criminal investigation for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/hmrc-recently-announced-that-nine-businesses-are-under-criminal-investigation

    The press release also disclosed that a further 21 businesses across 10 different sectors have cases under review by HMRC. We are told that the investigations relate to businesses of all sizes some of whom are amongst ...

  2. Legal news
    01 February 2018
    Will Retail & Consumer businesses need to overhaul their international group structures in light of change to the international tax landscape?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/will-retail-and-consumer-businesses-need-to-overhaul-their-international-group-structures

    An issue facing retail and consumer companies is that international tax principles have been based upon a way of doing business that has its background in the early 20th century.

  3. Legal news
    30 June 2020
    UK: Crisis driven changes to trading activity
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/crisis-driven-changes-to-trading-activity

    Businesses grappling with the broad range issues brought about by the pandemic will be conserving cash wherever possible. In the UK, they may have taken advantage of the Job Retention Scheme to continue paying staff or ...

  4. Legal news
    16 November 2021
    Plastic Packaging Tax Alert – Prepare for April 2022
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/plastic-packaging-tax-alert-prepare-for-april-2022

    A new green tax on plastic packing will come into force in the UK from 1 April 2022.

  5. Legal news
    30 January 2019
    Key considerations for hotels in light of recent HMRC announcements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/key-considerations-for-hotels-in-light-of-recent-hmrc-announcements

    HMRC recently made two announcements which should be taken into consideration by hotel businesses. The first is a policy change regarding the VAT treatment of retained payments, and the second is a new voluntary ...

  6. Legal news
    15 April 2021
    DAC7 – Reporting obligations for digital platform operators
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/belgium-dac7-reporting-obligations-for-digital-platform-operators

    On 22 March 2021, the EU Council adopted a seventh Directive on Administrative Cooperation between EU Member States in the field of taxation (2021/514/EU) (“DAC7”). It imposes digital platform operators to collect and ...

  7. Legal news
    12 April 2021
    Logistics, Fulfilment, and VAT in the UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/logistics-fulfilment-and-vat

    Despite the challenges posed by Brexit and COVID-19, there has been an increase in interest in the urban warehousing market in response to an increased demand for storage space. This presents major opportunities for the ...

  8. Legal news
    04 March 2021
    UK Spring Budget 2021: Buy homes, raise tax, save the economy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/spring-budget-2021

    With an unprecedented economic challenge resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic (having finally got Brexit done), Chancellor Rishi Sunak faced his second Budget with the unenviable task of seeking to support the economy ...

  9. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    HMRC v Fortyseven Park Street
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/hmrc-v-fortyseven-park-street

    Timeshare apartments are not always exempt from VAT according to a recent decision from the Court of Appeal (CoA). In the past, suppliers have treated timeshares as supplies of land which are exempt from VAT. By finding ...

  10. Legal news
    27 May 2020
    HMRC Ramps up criminal Investigations for Failing to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/hmrc-ramps-up-criminal-investigations-for-failing-to-prevent-the-facilitation-of-tax-evasion

    In February HMRC announced that nine businesses were under criminal investigation for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion with a further 21 businesses across 10 different sectors under review. We are told ...