Articles by Andrew Marr

Andrew’s expertise lies in bespoke tax planning for owner managed businesses and non-domiciled individuals and he has a successful record of dealing with a number of complex tax enquiries and HMRC negotiations. He also has extensive experience of offshore tax structures which he advises on and implements. He trained in tax with Deloitte in London before moving to the North West and spending nearly seven years at BDO LLP in Manchester before becoming one of the founder partners of Forbes Dawson in early 2012.

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When will HMRC pull their finger out on ‘phoenixing rules’?

On 25 July HMRC amended their guidance on the much maligned targeted anti-avoidance rule (or ‘TAAR’). When I heard this I…

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Liquidation loan account woes continued

The last Tax Bite prompted an unprecedented response from liquidator Tax Biters! By way of quick recap, we were discussing a…

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Company share purchase connection trap

Company purchase of own shares As anyone who has dipped their toes into the waters of tax will know, a purchase…

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Rights issues and business property relief (BPR)

The issue Business property relief (BPR) is an important relief which fully exempts certain assets from inheritance tax (IHT). One of…

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Can sellers benefit from stamp duty land tax (SDLT) planning?

The issue In literal terms SDLT is a cost for a buyer of property, but this is overly simplistic. In economic…

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Where are we with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)? In a tax context, ADR has now been around for a few years but is…

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Employee Shareholder Status (ESS) shares not pooled

The issue ESS was an arrangement under which employees entered into agreements to vary their employment rights in consideration for the…

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Spread betting unremitted funds could be a winner!

The issue Many non-domiciled individuals have been subject to the remittance basis of taxation. Put simply that means that offshore earnings…

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SDLT exemption for when employer buys employee’s house!

Attempting to relocate a key employee can often run the risk of losing that employee altogether. What can appear to be…

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Take care with Employee Shareholder Status (ESS) shares

The issue ESS was an arrangement under which employees entered into agreements to vary their employment rights in consideration for the…

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