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UK Tax Loan Scheme for Pilots Still Up in the Air

Following on from my article on Ryanair and the pilots loan schemes the chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Loan Charge group Jim Harra, has now told campaigners that “tax officials were breaking the rule of law” in sending out tax demands for alleged unpaid tax on payments made under the guise of “loan schemes”. Two of those cases that …

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Tax Avoidance Schemes

The revelations that Ryanair pilots have become embroiled in tax avoidance schemes are just the latest in a long line of workers who signed up to be paid part of their salary through loan schemes which allowed them to take home 85% of their pay. IT contractors, doctors, nurses, and even social workers were getting paid via schemes run by offshore …

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Gig Economy, Income Tax and HMRC – Are people hiding without Halloween masks?

The gig economy probably existed before William Pitt introduced Income Tax in 1798 and gradually evolved from musicians travelling around doing gigs to the present day enigma termed ‘the gig economy’. Now with The Revenue’s spyware and a record number of snitches around, even the rich singers and comedians who sometimes fit in a private party or a 30 minute “cash” appearance …