Zachary Tan | Forbes Dawson

Articles by Zachary Tan

Zach joined Forbes Dawson as a tax trainee in 2015. He is originally from Singapore and moved to the UK to study at the University of Manchester, where he obtained a degree in Law. Zach is currently studying for the CTA qualification.

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No 3% SDLT surcharge for inter-spouse property transfers

The issue A common way to mitigate tax on rental income is to transfer a rental property to a lower tax-paying…

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HMRC attack property leaseholders who buy the freehold

The issue As stories of homeowners being caught out by unfair leasehold practices become more common, it is likely that many…

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Good sense prevails in PPR claim!

From time to time, HMRC has sought to apply tax legislation and their own guidance in an extremely literal and non-commonsensical way. This…

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Lower SDLT for mixed use properties

The issue With more people looking to escape to the country,  we have been seeing more clients who purchase rural properties…

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HMRC postpones deadline for registration of new trusts to 5 January 2018

The issue HMRC’s online Trusts Registration Service (TRS) for agents has finally arrived after months of delay, but the latest hurdle…

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What a relief for investors!

Announced in last year’s Budget, Investors’ Relief (‘IR’) is a new relief available to shareholders who sell shares of unlisted companies….

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Building a Home? Less (VAT) is more!

The issue When the father of modern architecture Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe said ‘less is more’, little did he know…

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Hefty penalties for failure to report employment-related securities schemes

The issue Most people are familiar with the two major tax reporting deadlines: For individuals – the 31 January following the…

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Big fines for non UK residents in respect of late capital gains returns

The Issue Since 6 April 2015 any disposal of UK residential property falls within the UK tax regime. There is now…

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Tax rules on entertaining when there is a staff and client element

Existing rules HMRC have a strict view regarding client entertaining with no tax deductions generally being allowed. This applies regardless of…

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