HMRC publishes festive tax defaulters list

The issue I was interested to stumble upon the following list which has recently been updated on 16 December 2019: www.gov.uk/government/publications/publishing-details-of-deliberate-tax-defaulters-pddd/current-list-of-deliberate-tax-defaulters…

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Take another look at company cars

After the bitter disappointment of no free Wi Fi (!) you may want to take a look at the benefit of…

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Corbyn’s shares for workers scheme

The issue Jeremy Corbyn has made much of his proposal to introduce a scheme whereby employees will receive 10% of a…

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Discharge of a director’s loan account on liquidation is not a write-off!

The issue There have been various rumours circulating about a HMRC ‘test case’ with the following key points: A director’s loan…

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How is Airbnb taxed?

The issue Airbnb is now a fundamental part of the short-term letting industry. Broadly it works by using the internet to…

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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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