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OTS webinar video and slide pack

OTS webinar video and slide pack

OTS provides a recording of its webinar held on 15 September 2021.

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Policy paper: Exploring a change to the UK tax year end date

Policy paper: Exploring a change to the UK tax year end date

OTS publishes analysis of the potential benefits, costs and implications of a change to the tax year.

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OTS online webinar

OTS online webinar

The OTS is holding a webinar on 15 September 2021.

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Corporate report: Office of Tax Simplification publishes 2020 21 Annual Report

Corporate report: Office of Tax Simplification publishes 2020 21 Annual Report

Simplifying the tax system to make it easier for taxpayers.

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Policy paper: Evidence for HM Treasury’s five yearly review of the OTS

Policy paper: Evidence for HM Treasury’s five yearly review of the OTS

The OTS has published its evidence for the review.

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Policy paper: Making better use of third party data: a vision for the future

Policy paper: Making better use of third party data: a vision for the future

This new OTS report explores ways to use third party data to make tax easier for millions of people.

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Policy paper: OTS to explore potential for moving the end of the tax year

Policy paper: OTS to explore potential for moving the end of the tax year

OTS outlines scope of a review about the potential for moving the end of the tax year

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Five yearly review of the Office of Tax Simplification

Five yearly review of the Office of Tax Simplification

HM Treasury has published a call for evidence as part of its five-yearly review of the OTS.

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Policy paper: OTS Capital Gains Tax Review: Simplifying practical, technical and administrative issues

Policy paper: OTS Capital Gains Tax Review: Simplifying practical, technical and administrative issues

This second report considers key practical, technical and administrative Capital Gains Tax issues.

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Policy paper: OTS Guidance Review update paper

Policy paper: OTS Guidance Review update paper

OTS publishes an update paper on its 2018 Guidance Review.

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Press release: Office of Tax Simplification: Board changes

Press release: Office of Tax Simplification: Board changes

Paul Aplin OBE appointed as an OTS Board member

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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 tax professionals to join its team.

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Open consultation: Making tax easier through smarter use of third party data

Open consultation: Making tax easier through smarter use of third party data

The OTS is seeking views to inform its new review.

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Open consultation: Making tax easier through smarter use of third party data

Open consultation: Making tax easier through smarter use of third party data

The OTS is seeking views to inform its new review.

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Policy paper: OTS to review smarter ways to use third party personal tax data

Policy paper: OTS to review smarter ways to use third party personal tax data

OTS outlines scope of a new review looking at the considerations, impacts and priorities HMRC should focus on in this area.

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Research and analysis: Index of OTS reports and government responses

Research and analysis: Index of OTS reports and government responses

A list of published OTS reports and papers since 2010, with links to official government responses.

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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 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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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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