NEWS & MEDIA

The Chancellor’s announcement of a “super-deduction” on purchases of capital goods by businesses was one of the largest single-year tax giveaways ever enacted by a government.

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TaxWatch’s latest report reveals the huge disparity between the way in which benefits crime is treated when compared to tax crime. 

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TaxWatch has been listed in ITR’s Global Tax 50 2020-21, which highlights “the most influential figures and events in fiscal policy over the past year, while noting who and what will be particularly important in 2021.”

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WHAT WE DO

TaxWatch is a UK charity dedicated to compliance and sound administration of the law in the field of taxation. We are an investigative think tank which conducts forensic research and analysis on tax avoidance, tax policy, and tax law, publishing our research to improve public understanding of tax issues.
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TAXWATCH INVESTIGATIONS

Paying in Equally

Governments that wish to restrict bailouts going to tax avoiders should insist that companies sign up to new rules on their tax behaviour.

No Time To Pay Tax?

The UK companies behind the James Bond films have minimised tax for decades whilst receiving tens of millions of pounds in subsidy from the UK taxpayer.

Around the world with $5bn

HMRC have alleged that General Electric fraudulently obtained a tax advantage in the UK worth US$1bn by failing to disclose documents relating to the groups financing arrangements.