Articles by Tom Minnikin

Tom is a Chartered Tax Adviser specialising in tax issues facing owner managed businesses and entrepreneurs. He can advise on all types of issues regarding business and share ownership structures, corporate reorganisation and exit planning. Tom is also our in-house capital allowances expert, and has built up a number of links with local surveying firms to maximise claims.

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Mind the Gap: EMI options cannot be granted now!

Last week HMRC published an Employment Related Securities bulletin that could have important consequences for companies which offer EMI options, and…

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The new regime for corporation tax losses

Happy New Tax Year to everyone! We start the first tax bite of 2018/19 on a positive note, with a look…

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Pension planning where the high income restriction bites

The general rule for pension contributions is that each individual is entitled to an annual allowance of £40,000.  Pension contributions of…

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Consider ten year tax spreading when accounting treatment changes

The issue For periods commencing on or after 1 January 2015 UK medium and large companies were not permitted to prepare…

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Capital allowances on websites

The issue Website costs can be significant and are often capitalised in a company’s accounts. Traditionally HMRC has viewed such capital…

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When to join the section 169 Q(ueue)

“It would be no exaggeration to say that Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) has been the most valuable tax relief in recent times.”…

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Safeguard Entrepreneurs’ Relief by carrying out investment activity in different company

The issue Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) can be jeopardised if a company/group has substantial non-trading activities, which are generally taken to be…

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They think it’s all over ….

… well it is now (possibly). This week the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Murray Group Holdings tax…

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The 3% SDLT surcharge – a trap for the unwary

The issue With an ageing population, families are increasingly looking to ‘granny flats’ as a way of caring for parents in…

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Early Election affects Budget 2017 measures

The issue The triggering of an early general election by Theresa May has resulted in a rush to try to get…

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