Can a section 455 loan charge be a cheap option?

The issue Generally accepted wisdom dictates that directors’ loan accounts need to be repaid within nine months of a company’s year…

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Show all your cards in a tax clearance

The issue There are various clearance mechanisms whereby HMRC will provide assurance that they will not impose penal legislation to deny…

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Convert a property to a furnished holiday let?

The issue Normally a residential rental property would be subject to a 28% capital gains tax (CGT) rate on its disposal….

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Main residence dilemmas in divorce cases

The issue Normal ‘no gain, no loss’ inter-spouse transfer rules still apply in the year that a couple separates. In subsequent…

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A badly structured SPA can harm your capital gains tax position!

The issue Would you rather sell your company for £8 million with the obligation to repay its £1 million debt, or…

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Inheritance tax – Post-mortem relief for quoted shares

The issue With the cost-of-living crisis, the war in Ukraine and the prospect of a global recession, the UK stock markets…

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Are my dividends tax-free now that I am non-UK resident?

The issue Non-UK resident individuals can choose for their UK sourced investment income, including dividends and interest, to be disregarded for…

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Remember the EMI grant notification deadline

The issue Most of you will know about the tax benefits of EMI options. As a quick recap these ‘special’ options…

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Section 455 loan charges in MBOs

The issue Many of you will know about the CTA 2010 section 455 charge which kicks in when a company has…

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10% rates of tax on incorporations

Remember the good old days, a decade ago?  Back then, it was possible for business owners operating outside of a limited…

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