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The OTS wants to know what companies and their advisers find difficult or time consuming about corporation tax, says its tax director John Whiting.

HMRC has outlined its current thinking on options to change the UK tax treatment of leased plant and machinery to ensure the tax rules in this area remain fit for purpose after the adoption of IFRS 16. Michael Everett and Peter Casey (KPMG) consider the background and the various proposals.

Chris Sanger (EY) considers the Forum’s key recommendations on the coalition government’s handling of the tax policy making process in the period up to the election. 

We need a bolder approach on tax simplification, writes Chris Sanger. Rather than seeking to simplify elements of existing tax law, we should adopt a broader taxpayer perspective – and focus on enabling different categories of taxpayer to pay the right amount of tax with the least amount of effort.

The government should create two new institutions – a new Office of Tax Policy and a Joint Parliamentary Select Committee on Taxation – to inform its policy making, writes Judith Freedman (Oxford University).

The penalty for late self-assessment filing needs rethinking. HMRC's recent discussion document looks promising, writes Paul Aplin.

What might the UK legislation look like if it was rewritten to follow a more accounts-based approach to business tax, asks David Martin (Centre for Policy Studies)

Is it time to replace the £30k tax exemption, as the OTS suggests, asks Peter Doyle, senior partner, Doyle Clayton

John Whiting calls for evidence on UK tax competitiveness.

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