£1 elections may not take capital allowances off the table

The issue When a property is sold it is quite common for the vendor to insist on a £1 ‘section 198…

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Transfer pricing rules are no longer automatic for tax havens

The issue Generally transfer pricing rules only apply to UK companies which are in small or medium groups by reference to…

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Liquidation loan account woes continued

The last Tax Bite prompted an unprecedented response from liquidator Tax Biters! By way of quick recap, we were discussing a…

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Liquidation loan account woes

The issue HMRC are running a test case to challenge one of the traditional approaches of dealing with an overdrawn directors’…

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When does the transfer (pricing) window open?

The UK’s transfer pricing rules govern the prices charged in transactions between connected parties, the rationale being that in such circumstances…

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The new regime for corporation tax losses

Happy New Tax Year to everyone! We start the first tax bite of 2018/19 on a positive note, with a look…

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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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Consider ten year tax spreading when accounting treatment changes

The issue For periods commencing on or after 1 January 2015 UK medium and large companies were not permitted to prepare…

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Capital allowances on websites

The issue Website costs can be significant and are often capitalised in a company’s accounts. Traditionally HMRC has viewed such capital…

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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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