HMRC will repay penalties for non-resident capital gains tax returns

The issue From 6 April 2015, all non UK residents are required to report the disposal of any UK residential property…

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The end of the Swiss/UK bi-lateral agreement and what it means for UK residents with assets in Switzerland

The agreement The Swiss/UK Tax Cooperation Agreement applied in the UK from 1 January 2013. The agreement was designed to be…

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Do not bring Personal Portfolio Bonds into the UK!

The issue In recent years there has been an increase in the number of off-shore bonds and based on assets owned…

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UK rejects EU plans combatting multinational tax avoidance

Currently it seems likely that Britain will not ‘play ball’ in introducing common anti-avoidance tax rules with the rest of Europe….

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Tax after Brexit

So what happens if we leave the EU from a tax perspective? This is a very difficult question to answer without…

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Autumn Statement 2015

There was much negative speculation about today’s Autumn Statement. This was fed in part by the fairly dramatic budget in July…

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Don’t forget the non-residence option

Although it is rather an extreme measure, one way for individuals to limit their tax exposure can be for them to…

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New US reporting for foreign entities (FATCA)

We are receiving more and more queries on the new US reporting for foreign entities, FATCA, as banks, insurance bond providers…

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Withholding tax is not an issue for loans of less than a year

Withholding tax is not an issue for loans of less than a year The Issue Interest payments from UK companies to…

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Using tax haven countries to avoid capital gains tax

The Issue There has always been much talk in pubs about how UK tax can be avoided by simply running an…

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