They think it’s all over ….

… well it is now (possibly). This week the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Murray Group Holdings tax…

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EMI scheme trap for the unwary

EMI Schemes Enterprise Management Incentives (‘EMI’) are a very tax efficient way of rewarding key employees with equity based rewards.  Under…

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Trivial benefits in kind exemption may not be so trivial

The issue ‘It’s Christmaaaaas!’ as Noddy Holder would say. With Christmas comes an opportunity for generous employers to bestow gifts on…

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Corporation tax deductions for pensions are not restricted to limits

The issue A limited company is able to make larger pension contributions than the director’s contribution allowance of £40K per year….

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HMRC to sacrifice salary sacrifice!

Last week, HMRC published a consultation document which sets out its proposals to tax benefits-in-kind provided through salary sacrifice schemes. Salary…

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New tax rules affecting users of EBT schemes

Tucked away in the March Budget were two significant changes affecting users of Employee Benefits Trusts (EBT) schemes.   New tax charge…

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Tax rules on entertaining when there is a staff and client element

Existing rules HMRC have a strict view regarding client entertaining with no tax deductions generally being allowed. This applies regardless of…

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Good sense prevails on Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) joint venture rules

The Issue Finance Act 2015 introduced anti-avoidance measures which were aimed at countering perceived abuse of the ‘joint venture rules’. Before…

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Deferred shares and Entrepreneurs’ Relief

There’s an old saying about London buses. You wait a while and then … Following on from our recent Tax Bite,…

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Less haste, more Entrepreneurs’ Relief

A recent Tribunal case (John Kenneth Moore v HMRC [2016] TC04903) illustrates how forgetting small details can lead to very costly…

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