Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) 3% transitional rules could be your friend

Background The 3% SDLT surcharge broadly bites when a purchaser owns more than one residential property at the end of the…

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Does home working affect Principal Private Residence Relief (PPR)?

Background There seems to be something of a ‘tax myth’ about the capital gains tax position if a home worker sells…

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Countdown to the offshore tax disclosure deadline

Urgent action to be taken You will have seen previous tax bites explaining the benefit of coming clean on any previously…

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New cash basis for landlords

As we approach the 2017/18 tax return season, it is worth recalling that it is the first tax year in which…

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When will HMRC pull their finger out on ‘phoenixing rules’?

On 25 July HMRC amended their guidance on the much maligned targeted anti-avoidance rule (or ‘TAAR’). When I heard this I…

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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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No 3% SDLT surcharge for inter-spouse property transfers

The issue A common way to mitigate tax on rental income is to transfer a rental property to a lower tax-paying…

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Company share purchase connection trap

Company purchase of own shares As anyone who has dipped their toes into the waters of tax will know, a purchase…

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Offshore tax disclosure deadline looms

Three months remain… There are now only three months remaining for clients to tidy up their offshore tax affairs before the…

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