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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Guard against VAT on private school fees

The issue It is now being widely rumoured that VAT will be applied to public school fees, which is currently generally…

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SME R&D relief and private equity firms

The issue As mentioned in numerous previous tax bites, research and development (R&D) relief continues to be massively generous, particularly for…

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Banking Entrepreneurs’ Relief on a dilution

The issue In Spring 2018, the Government published a consultation setting out its proposal for allowing shareholders to retain the benefit…

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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) 3% transitional rules could be your friend

Background The 3% SDLT surcharge broadly bites when a purchaser owns more than one residential property at the end of the…

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Does home working affect Principal Private Residence Relief (PPR)?

Background There seems to be something of a ‘tax myth’ about the capital gains tax position if a home worker sells…

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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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