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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Another Entrepreneurs’ Relief blunder!

The issue This week we report on another tale of Entrepreneurs’ Relief woe that has arisen in the case of Philip…

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Can an EIS investment ‘convert’ residential capital gains tax rates into non-residential rates?

The issue It is well known that EIS investments provide the ability for capital gains to be deferred until the EIS…

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Take stock of your provisions

The issue As far as stock is concerned, the accounting treatment will generally drive the tax treatment and HMRC is happy…

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SDLT on incorporation?

The issue When a business is incorporated, people are generally aware of the various capital gains tax reliefs available (e.g. section…

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HMRC threatens follower notices on loan write-offs

The issue Before Finance Act 2010 made amendments to the legislation there was a fairly widespread piece of tax planning in…

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Bank your tax-free perks before 6 April

The issue Since April 2016 employers have been able to provide any number of small (limited to £50) perks to their…

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Homelessness no excuse for failing to file a tax return!

The case HMRC’s decision to fine a homeless man for failing to complete his tax return on time has been described…

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HMRC put a spotlight on phoenixing

The issue On Monday HMRC issued the following ‘spotlight’: Key points are as follows: This is quite general and is…

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Prepare for VAT issues before property auctions

The issue If you get involved in buying a commercial property at auction then there is a good chance that such…

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Avoid Christmas party BIK hangovers

The issue Christmas parties are not a taxable benefit for employees if the costs are kept within £150 per head. Actually,…

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