A Christmas gift from the VAT man

In the run up to the festive period, many businesses will be facing the usual tax questions associated with entertaining and…

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When does property ownership start for the purposes of Principal Private Residence (‘PPR’)

A deciding case ……… Today’s Tax Bite looks into the facts and judgement issued recently by the Court of Appeal for…

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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) transitional rule reclaims

The issue Each time that there is a hike in SDLT rates buyers have the ‘option’ to apply the lower rates…

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Don’t lose out on tax relief on loans to companies

The issue Generally if you borrow funds to help out your company then you should be able to benefit from tax…

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Offshore property companies need to review UK tax reporting requirements

The issue Not so long ago offshore companies did not have too much UK tax to worry about. If they received…

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Don’t forget about investors’ relief!

The issue Investors’ Relief (IR) came in to effect for disposals from 6 April 2019 and people are forgetting about it!…

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Make treaty claims on interest payments

The issue UK companies often have interest bearing loans from offshore entities. Although as a default position withholding tax is accountable…

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Will the loan charge be scrapped?

The issue Outstanding loans made to individuals from EBTs, EFRBS and other similar ‘disguised remuneration’ arrangements on 5 April 2019 became…

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Potter case and non-trading activities for Entrepreneurs’ Relief purposes

The issue A key requirement for Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) to be available in respect of a share disposal is that the…

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Skinner’s an Entrepreneurs’ Relief winner!

Background This week we report upon a welcome defeat for HMRC in the case of The Quentin Skinner 2005 Settlement L…

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