Tax Bite: Relaxation of property TOGC rules – potential SDLT reclaims

There is a potential opportunity for reclaims of SDLT (and possibly irrecoverable VAT) in respect of the acquisition of leasehold interests…

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Tax Bite – Companies should not dismiss research and development tax claims so easily

We are seeing lots of companies who are throwing money away by not claiming research and development reliefs that they are…

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Forbes Dawson Tax Bite – Incorporation of property investment businesses

This idea is relevant for individuals or partnerships with property investment businesses. The main issue is that these individuals could currently…

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Landfill tax – HMRC forced to reconsider new guidance in light of industry feedback

We write to report on the outcome of a recent HMRC consultation on various issues concerning the landfill tax. In September…

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Double Taxation for individuals – Don’t get caught in the trap!

Double taxation occurs when an individual receives foreign income and pays tax on this income in the foreign country.  As the…

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Forbes Dawson Tax Bite – HMRC letter to UK persons with Swiss Bank Accounts

In the past few weeks, HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) has issued letters to thousands of UK resident holders of Swiss…

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Forbes Dawson Tax Bite – Save IHT on Rental Property

Investment property held directly by individuals can considerably increase the estate for inheritance tax.  If the property has been held for…

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