The government and HMRC continue to clamp down on what they regard as tax avoidance and unacceptable tax planning. This can have unfortunate and unexpected consequences for taxpayers, and is soon likely to have unpleasant implications for 'enablers' of defeated tax avoidance.
There is still much that can legitimately be done to save or reduce tax. Bloomsbury's Tax Planning annual aims to point out some of the areas where such planning opportunities still exist. Indeed, many clients of professional firms expect prompt, appropriate and up-to-date advice from their advisers on minimising tax liabilities.