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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 government’s response to the Office of Tax Simplification’s recent publication on simplifying Value-Added 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 government’s response to the Office of Tax Simplification’s 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 government’s response to the Office of Tax Simplification’s recent publications on simplifying the computation of corporation tax and stamp duty on paper documents and set out the government’s 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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Office of Tax Simplification: Annual Report 2016 17

Office of Tax Simplification: Annual Report 2016 17

Challenging tax complexity to help all users of the tax system: the OTS looks ahead to a full and challenging agenda.

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OTS welcomes new Tax Director

OTS welcomes new Tax Director

Paul Morton takes up post as the OTS's new Tax Director.

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OTS welcomes new Tax Director

OTS welcomes new Tax Director

Paul Morton takes up post as the OTS's new Tax Director.

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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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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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OTS letter to the Chancellor

OTS letter to the Chancellor

OTS publishes a letter to the Chancellor on the timing of its reviews

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OTS responds to corespondence from the FST and Chancellor

OTS responds to corespondence from the FST and Chancellor

OTS publishes letters to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and the Chancellor following their Autumn Statement correspondence.

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OTS legislation goes live

OTS legislation goes live

OTS gains wider remit with the triggering of legislation in Finance Act 2016

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OTS Tax Director awarded CBE in Queen’s Birthday honours

OTS Tax Director awarded CBE in Queen’s Birthday honours

OTS recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours

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OTS looks to recruit senior policy advisors

OTS looks to recruit senior policy advisors

OTS invites applications for posts

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OTS Stakeholder Conference – 18 July 2016

OTS Stakeholder Conference – 18 July 2016

Forthcoming OTS conference

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Aligning national insurance and income tax

Aligning national insurance and income tax

The OTS has published the findings of a detailed review into bringing the two payroll taxes closer together.

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Simplifying tax for small companies

Simplifying tax for small companies

Recommendations published aimed at making the tax system simpler and easier to use for small companies.

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OTS legislation

OTS legislation

The legislation to put the OTS on a permanent, statutory basis has been published as part of the draft Finance Bill

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Proposals to simplify tax complexities of employment status published

Proposals to simplify tax complexities of employment status published

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) today published its report into simplifying the difficult issue of how to determine whether a worker is employed or self-employed for tax purposes.

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Simpler rules for accommodation benefits and termination payments recommended

Simpler rules for accommodation benefits and termination payments recommended

Latest report on employee benefits and expenses.

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