Articles by Laura Hutchinson

Laura is one of the founding members of Forbes Dawson. She has been working in the field of private client tax for over 20 years, specialising in inheritance tax planning, UK and offshore trusts and tax advice for non-UK domiciliaries. She provides proactive, bespoke advice in an easy to understand way, despite the complexity of the tax system in these areas.

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Deathbed tax planning from HMRC!

GAAR HMRC’s guidance on the tax general anti-abuse rules (‘GAAR’) makes interesting reading because they kindly set out certain juicy bits…

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Changes to the taxation of non-domiciliaries post 6 April 2017

As announced in Summer Budget 2015 there will be a significant change to the tax treatment of non-UK domiciliaries and their…

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Not all U.K. bank accounts subject to inheritance tax

The Issue Although UK domiciled and UK deemed domiciled individuals are subject to inheritance tax (IHT) on their worldwide assets, individuals…

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Elect to pay less tax on a ‘failed PET’

The Issue Perhaps the most straightforward form of IHT planning is to make a gift of assets and then survive 7…

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Benefit of existing trust under new non-dom rules

After an initial consultation, HMRC have published their comments on the changes to the taxation of non-UK domiciliaries from 6 April…

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Some good news at last for non-UK domiciled individuals

Budget 2015 put a stop to many of the favourable tax rules for individuals who are currently treated as not domiciled…

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The 3% additional SDLT charge on residential property

You may be aware of the recent increase in Stamp Duty Land Tax (‘SDLT’) rates affecting purchases of residential property; typically…

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ATED – Does it apply to your company?

One of the administrative burdens relating to the attack on UK residential properties is rearing its head this month – the…

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Don’t fall into the EIS trap!

With the 31 January tax return filing deadline fast approaching, tax agents and their clients will be finalising the various claims…

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The Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) is closing

In recent years HMRC has successfully operated a number of different disclosure facilities through which individuals could come clean on undisclosed…

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