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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Watch out for long warranty periods in deals!

The issue Nearly all business sales will include warranties. A warranty broadly means that a seller states that something is or…

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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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Deathbed tax planning from HMRC!

GAAR HMRC’s guidance on the tax general anti-abuse rules (‘GAAR’) makes interesting reading because they kindly set out certain juicy bits…

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Bank customer reward…not as rewarding as you may think!

Many of you will have a current account that rewards you with a monthly payment for paying in a certain amount…

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The New Trust and Estate Register – a further untimely headache for professional advisers

Previously when new trusts were created they only had to be registered with HMRC if they had a UK tax reporting…

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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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