New way for preference shares to jeopardise Entrepreneurs’ Relief

The issue A key requirement for shareholders to enjoy Entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) is that they have owned 5% of the ordinary…

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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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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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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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HMRC put a spotlight on phoenixing

The issue On Monday HMRC issued the following ‘spotlight’: www.gov.uk/guidance/attempts-to-avoid-an-income-tax-charge-when-a-company-is-wound-up-spotlight-47 Key points are as follows: This is quite general and is…

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Entrepreneurs’ relief withdrawn for alphabet shares?

The issue Before 29 October 2018 (budget day) it was fairly common knowledge that various conditions needed to be met for…

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Banking Entrepreneurs’ Relief on a dilution

The issue In Spring 2018, the Government published a consultation setting out its proposal for allowing shareholders to retain the benefit…

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Does home working affect Principal Private Residence Relief (PPR)?

Background There seems to be something of a ‘tax myth’ about the capital gains tax position if a home worker sells…

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Company share purchase connection trap

Company purchase of own shares As anyone who has dipped their toes into the waters of tax will know, a purchase…

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The new improved Substantial Shareholdings Exemption

The Substantial Shareholdings Exemption (‘SSE’) was introduced in 2002 as part of the government’s drive to make the UK a better…

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