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Tax Avoidance

Treasury written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour, North West Leicestershire

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effects of clause 37 of Schedule 17 to the Finance Bill will have on HM Revenue and Customs' ability to prevent tax avoidance.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Financial Secretary (HM Treasury) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

Clause 37 and Schedule 17 introduce a reporting requirement for business that replaces the current Treasury Consent rules. This will provide HM Revenue and Customs with early notice of high value cross-border transactions that change the capital structure of multinational groups. This information will be used in considering whether these transactions may have been put in place to avoid tax, and complements other existing anti-avoidance measures. The information provided will also inform policy making, enabling legislation to be introduced where necessary to close down avoidance schemes.

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Michael Hallam
Posted on 12 Jun 2009 12:48 pm (Report this annotation)

Simple - they wont bring the cpital to Britain in the first place - fewer jobs, less investment, more misery