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Government tenders and tax: behind the headlines

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Summary: You should read this if you want to know more about the government's tax compliance requirements for tenders.John Overs and Katherine Calder explain the government’s tax compliance requirements for tenders for public sector contracts, and the practical steps that businesses can take to comply.

John Overs and Katherine Calder explain the government’s tax compliance requirements for tenders for public sector contracts, and the practical steps that businesses can take to comply.

On 25 July 2013, the government issued Policy Action Note 06/13 (the policy document) and, in so doing, finalised its controversial policy designed to prevent any organisation caught trying to avoid, or improperly reduce, its tax bill from winning government contracts.

This article examines the detail behind the headlines and what it really means for organisations that are looking to tender for government work, including what practical steps organisations that may tender for public sector contracts should be taking now. If you would like to read more you can view the full article.

First appeared in PLC magazine in January 2014.

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