Avoid discovery assessments with proper disclosure

Discovery assessments Generally a tax payer should have certainty about their tax affairs and this means that HMRC should not be…

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Social media used in tax residency cases

The issue Since Johnny Hallyday, the famous French singer, died in 2017, there has been a battle over his £89 million…

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Supreme Court says capital gains tax payable on bond disposal

The issue In the case of Hancock v HMRC taxpayers sold their company in return for loan notes of £9.27 million,…

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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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Top slicing relief – latest developments

Those of you who deal with insurance bond encashments will know the legislation is extremely complex.  If you read the provisions…

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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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Can an EIS investment ‘convert’ residential capital gains tax rates into non-residential rates?

The issue It is well known that EIS investments provide the ability for capital gains to be deferred until the EIS…

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Year-end tax planning 2019 – reducing your tax bill

With the end of the 2018/19 tax year a little over a week away, the period leading up to 5 April…

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Homelessness no excuse for failing to file a tax return!

The case HMRC’s decision to fine a homeless man for failing to complete his tax return on time has been described…

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Are Furnished Holiday Lets (FHLs) more valuable than ever?

The issue Many people already know that Furnished Holiday Lets (FHLs) benefit from many tax advantages when compared to long-term rental…

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