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Policy paper: OTS Capital Gains Tax Review: Simplifying by design

Policy paper: OTS Capital Gains Tax Review: Simplifying by design

This new report highlights ways Capital Gains Tax can distort behaviour, and sets out a framework of policy choice about the design of the tax for government.

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Policy paper: OTS Capital Gains Tax Review: Simplifying by design

Policy paper: OTS Capital Gains Tax Review: Simplifying by design

This new report highlights ways Capital Gains Tax can distort behaviour, and sets out a framework of policy choice about the design of the tax for government.

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Policy paper: OTS Claims and Elections review

Policy paper: OTS Claims and Elections review

This new report explores ways of simplifying the process of making claims and elections across the tax system.

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Policy paper: OTS Claims and Elections review

Policy paper: OTS Claims and Elections review

This new report explores ways of simplifying the process of making claims and elections across the tax system.

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Open consultation: OTS Capital Gains Tax review call for evidence and survey

Open consultation: OTS Capital Gains Tax review call for evidence and survey

The OTS has published an online survey and a call for evidence to seek views on capital gains tax

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OTS celebrates tenth anniversary with online conference

OTS celebrates tenth anniversary with online conference

OTS provides a link to the recording of its conference.

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OTS celebrates tenth anniversary with online conference

OTS celebrates tenth anniversary with online conference

OTS provides a link to the recording of its conference.

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Online conference to mark OTS tenth anniversary

Online conference to mark OTS tenth anniversary

The OTS is holding a webinar on 7 September 2020 to mark its tenth anniversary

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Corporate report: Office of Tax Simplification publishes 2019 20 Annual report

Corporate report: Office of Tax Simplification publishes 2019 20 Annual report

Simplifying the tax system to make it easier for taxpayers

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Policy paper: OTS evaluation and stock take note

Policy paper: OTS evaluation and stock take note

The OTS has published a note evaluating its work on corporation tax and providing a stock take of its work on the taxation of self-employed people

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Open consultation: OTS Capital Gains Tax review call for evidence and survey

Open consultation: OTS Capital Gains Tax review call for evidence and survey

The OTS has published an online survey and a call for evidence to seek views on capital gains tax

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Policy paper: OTS Capital Gains Tax review scoping document

Policy paper: OTS Capital Gains Tax review scoping document

Details of the scope of the OTS review into Capital Gains Tax are published

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Correspondence: Chancellor requests OTS review of Capital Gains Tax

Correspondence: Chancellor requests OTS review of Capital Gains Tax

The Chancellor writes to the OTS to commission a review of Capital Gains Tax

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Claims and elections call for evidence   update

Claims and elections call for evidence update

OTS extends discussion period for claims and elections review.

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OTS seeks a new board member

OTS seeks a new board member

Applications are welcome from those interested in joining the OTS board.

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Guidance: Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 representations: guidance

Guidance: Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 representations: guidance

How to submit representations to Comprehensive Spending Review 2020.

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Guidance: Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 representations: guidance

Guidance: Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 representations: guidance

How to submit representations to Comprehensive Spending Review 2020.

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Guidance: Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 representations: guidance

Guidance: Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 representations: guidance

How to submit representations to Comprehensive Spending Review 2020.

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Open consultation: Claims and elections call for evidence

Open consultation: Claims and elections call for evidence

The OTS is seeking views from those with experience of making claims and elections to inform its current review.

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Policy paper: OTS to review claims and elections

Policy paper: OTS to review claims and elections

OTS outlines scope of a new review about people's experience of making claims and elections.

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Correspondence: Chancellor responds to OTS report on simplifying everyday tax for smaller businesses

Correspondence: Chancellor responds to OTS report on simplifying everyday tax for smaller businesses

The Chancellor and Financial Secretary to the Treasury thank the OTS and to respond to its report.

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Policy paper: OTS Tax reporting and payment arrangements review

Policy paper: OTS Tax reporting and payment arrangements review

This new report explores ways to simplify tax for self-employed people and residential landlords.

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Policy paper: OTS Life Events review: Simplifying tax for individuals

Policy paper: OTS Life Events review: Simplifying tax for individuals

This new report looks at ways to improve people's experience of the tax system at key events in their lives

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Policy paper: OTS publishes an evaluation update on its VAT report

Policy paper: OTS publishes an evaluation update on its VAT report

OTS outlines and evaluates responses to its VAT review

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New vacancies in the Office of Tax Simplification

New vacancies in the Office of Tax Simplification

The OTS is looking for people to join its team

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Open consultation: OTS tax reporting and payment surveys

Open consultation: OTS tax reporting and payment surveys

The OTS seeks views on tax reporting and payment arrangements for self employed people and landlords of residential property to inform its work

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Corporate report: Office of Tax Simplification publishes 2018 19 Annual Report

Corporate report: Office of Tax Simplification publishes 2018 19 Annual Report

Simplifying the tax system to make it easier for taxpayers

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Policy paper: OTS to explore self employed tax reporting and payment

Policy paper: OTS to explore self employed tax reporting and payment

OTS outlines scope of new project on practical tax reporting and payment arrangements

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Policy paper: OTS Inheritance Tax review: Simplifying the design of the tax

Policy paper: OTS Inheritance Tax review: Simplifying the design of the tax

This second report makes recommendations to make substantive aspects of the design of Inheritance Tax simpler, more intuitive and easier to operate.

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Policy paper: Simplifying everyday tax for smaller businesses

Policy paper: Simplifying everyday tax for smaller businesses

New OTS report calls on government to prioritise action to address long-standing concerns about the experience of smaller businesses

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Kathryn Cearns OBE appointed as new Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification

Kathryn Cearns OBE appointed as new Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification

Kathryn Cearns OBE will be the new Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS), commencing 18th March 2019.

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The Chancellor and the Office of Tax Simplification announce Bill Dodwell as new Tax Director

The Chancellor and the Office of Tax Simplification announce Bill Dodwell as new Tax Director

Bill Dodwell to succeed Paul Morton as Tax Director for the OTS.

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Chancellor responds to OTS review on tax relief for fixed assets

Chancellor responds to OTS review on tax relief for fixed assets

The Chancellor has written to thank the OTS and respond to its review on simplifying tax relief for fixed assets.

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Chancellor writes to OTS following first Inheritance Tax report

Chancellor writes to OTS following first Inheritance Tax report

The Chancellor has written to thank the OTS for its recently published report on Inheritance Tax simplification

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OTS Board changes taking place in the next few months

OTS Board changes taking place in the next few months

Paul Morton, the Tax Director of the OTS, has today announced his decision to step down once a successor is in place, for personal reasons. Angela Knight CBE, Chair of the OTS, has also confirmed that the pressure of other commitments means she will be stepping down in due course, once the new Tax Director and Chair are in place.

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Chancellor requests further OTS review of the Business Lifecycle

Chancellor requests further OTS review of the Business Lifecycle

Chancellor writes to the OTS to commission a further review into the life of small businesses

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Vacancies in the Office of Tax Simplification

Vacancies in the Office of Tax Simplification

The Office of Tax Simplification is looking for people to join its team.

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Chancellor requests OTS review of Inheritance Tax

Chancellor requests OTS review of Inheritance Tax

Chancellor writes to the OTS to commission review of Inheritance Tax

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Letter from the Chancellor to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS)

Letter from the Chancellor to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS)

This letter details the governmentís response to the Office of Tax Simplificationís recent publication on simplifying Value-Added Tax.

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OTS's first review of VAT triggers debate

OTS's first review of VAT triggers debate

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) report, published today, offers a range of proposals for simplifying the tax.

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OTS publishes its first review of VAT

OTS publishes its first review of VAT

OTS soon to publish its first review of VAT containing a number of recommendations towards simplification.

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Office of Tax Simplification: Vacancies

Office of Tax Simplification: Vacancies

The Office of Tax Simplification is looking for people to join its team

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Correspondence between the Chancellor and the Office of Tax Simplification regarding recent OTS publications

Correspondence between the Chancellor and the Office of Tax Simplification regarding recent OTS publications

These letters detail the governmentís response to the Office of Tax Simplificationís recent publications on simplifying the computation of corporation tax and stamp duty on paper documents and set out the governmentís requests for new work.

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OTS says it is high time to digitise paper stamp duty on shares

OTS says it is high time to digitise paper stamp duty on shares

The OTS's wide ranging report addresses taxpayers' practical frustrations with paper stamp duty on shares

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The OTS points the way to simplify corporation tax

The OTS points the way to simplify corporation tax

The OTS responds to calls for a corporation tax overhaul, with bold recommendations to improve the experience of small and large businesses

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