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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Residential properties and SDLT: practical issues

Please follow this link to read Andrew Marr’s latest Tax Journal article. In this article Andrew looks at particular SDLT opportunities…

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What is a capital gains group?

The issue Broadly speaking, when assets are transferred from one party to the other, there will be a capital gains tax…

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Entrepreneurs’ relief when an EMI option holder leaves

The issue Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) option schemes are well known as a tax-efficient incentivisation tool for management. If implemented correctly,…

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Should a company accelerate investment to get the ‘super-deduction’?

The issue One of the big ‘carrots’ of the 2021 budget was the new ‘super-deduction’. In broad terms this gives an…

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2% SDLT surcharge about to kick in

The issue From 1 April 2021 non-UK residents will face a 2% hike in SDLT for purchases of residential property. This…

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Capital losses in a company purchase of own shares

The issue A company purchase of own shares (CPOS) can be a very good way of a shareholder extracting value from…

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Budget review: The key impacts on SMEs

To read Andrew Marr’s excellent piece of journalism that recently featured in the 6th March issue of Tax Journal follow this link.

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