An Entrepreneurs’ Relief muddle … resolved

Conflicting tax cases In May we highlighted two Tribunal decisions which looked into the issue of whether certain types of share…

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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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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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No tax clarity on liquidations – therefore sell!

The issue We have been eagerly awaiting clarity from HMRC on the ‘new’ targeted anti-avoidance rules in relation to the tax…

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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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Time running out for disincorporation relief

The issue Some people have mentioned that time is running out for applying disincorporation relief, and they are right.  However, if…

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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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Company trading losses can be offset against goodwill gains

The issue Trading losses can only be carried forward against profits of the same trade. This means that brought forward losses…

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Are the two year liquidation rules as strict as they sound?

By now many people will know that where a liquidation is carried out after 5 April 2016, capital gains tax treatment…

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Remember that some intangibles still get amortisation tax relief

The issue It was quite a surprise when amortisation relief was stopped for all purchased goodwill from 8 July 2015 (which…

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