Principles of Taxation

Word Limit: 2,000 words (Plus or minus 10%)

Learning outcomes assessed:

• Discuss the scope and operation of the UK tax system.
• Apply the statutory tax rules relating to the income tax liabilities of individuals and the taxation of single companies.
• Apply the statutory tax rules relating to chargeable gains for individuals and single companies.
• Apply the statutory tax rules relating to the main components of value added tax.

This coursework is worth 100% of the total marks for this module.

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Assignment Questions
The administrative machinery of the UK Tax system has been considered to be one of its kind. The hierarchy of the administrative system ranges from the Treasury all the way down to the Tax inspectors who deal with the contributors to the treasury covers by paying taxes on earnings. The commissioners of HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) have a section that deals with disputes between tax payers and the government representatives upholding the law.


In view of the HMRC administrative system,
a. Critically analyse the hierarchy of the administrative system from the Treasury to the Inspectors discussing their main roles 20 marks
b. Critically analyse and discuss and evaluate the roles of the Commissioners for HMRC 30 marks
c. Discuss in detail the powers of the Commissioners of the Office of Her Majesty Inspector of Taxes 30 marks
d. Discuss the scope and operations of the UK Tax Systems 20 marks
Total marks for this assignment is 100

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