Articles by Andrew Marr

Andrew’s expertise lies in bespoke tax planning for owner managed businesses and non-domiciled individuals and he has a successful record of dealing with a number of complex tax enquiries and HMRC negotiations. He also has extensive experience of offshore tax structures which he advises on and implements. He trained in tax with Deloitte in London before moving to the North West and spending nearly seven years at BDO LLP in Manchester before becoming one of the founder partners of Forbes Dawson in early 2012.

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Change in tax basis periods for the self-employed

The issue On 20 July 2021, the government announced a consultation (with draft legislation) for reforming the basis period system for…

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Don’t forget about Multiple Dwellings Relief claw-back

Background The issue The valuable stamp duty land tax (SDLT) relief know as Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR) is relatively well known…

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Don’t forget research and development (R&D) capital allowances!

The issue R&D tax credits have been around for over 20 years now.  However, many people are unaware that the regime…

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How will tax rates on pensions compare to dividends?

The issue Broadly speaking, company shareholders have the option of extracting profits as either a dividend or a pension contribution (once…

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Spouse rules for the 2% SDLT surcharge

In this week’s Tax Bite we discuss some of the nuances of the spouse rules contained within the new non-resident SDLT…

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Capital loss for lost deposits?

The issue One issue which sadly crops up  sometimes is the question of whether tax relief can be claimed on a…

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A discovery cannot get too long in the Tooth

The issue On 14 May the Supreme Court finally stuck a dagger in the concept of ‘staleness’ when applied to tax…

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Don’t fall into this SEIS trap!

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (‘SEIS’) was introduced in 2012 as the ‘younger child’ to the venture capital family, sitting alongside…

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Why are holding company tax clearances being denied?

The issue HMRC have been taking a particularly hardline view on what transactions they consider to be carried out for bona…

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Justifying residential stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rates

The issue The heading is not a typo! There has been much recent commentary and many cases where taxpayers have sought…

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