The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) is to join forces with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and others to provide a higher apprenticeship in tax.

The CIOT and ATT have prepared a briefing note on some of the Professional Standards issues which arise out of the UK/Swiss Tax Deal.

The European Commission has published its controversial proposals for an Audit Directive and Regulations, details of which are available here.

The ATT invites comments on HMRC's discussion document 'Modernising the administration of the personal tax system: Tax Transparency for Individuals’ which seeks feedback and ideas for how the administration of the personal tax system could be

The latest version of the Pension Schemes newsletter is available here.

HMRC have provided a special midweek update on PAYE related matters for sharing. The update covers Real Time Information (RTI).

HMRC have issued a short briefing note with information for self assessed taxpayers or agents acting on their behalf about the increased limit for coding underpayments. This briefing note is reproduced here.

Agent Update 26, October - November 2011, has been published. This is available to download here in PDF format.

When HMRC decided to cease sending copy Notices of Coding to agents they promised to make these available on-line for SA taxpayers. This required an update to the HMRC system which has been carried out and full details of the new service can be

HMRC have issued a statement concerning the increased use of online filing for VAT purposes. This is reproduced here.