Rebase assets in offshore companies by moving to the UK

The issue Generally, the last few years have seen a strengthening of UK tax measures for property held by non-resident individuals…

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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) window of opportunity for inter-spouse transfers

The issue Spouses often want to transfer property between themselves for a variety of reasons. These can include: 1. Splitting assets in…

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Divorce and capital gains tax (Should I stay or should I go now?)

The issue When spouses separate, probably the last thing on their minds is tax. However, a considerable capital gains tax liability…

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When does a house become a home?

The issue The principal private residence (‘PPR’) exemption is a valuable tool which gives relief from capital gains tax for a…

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Rishi’s coronavirus capital gains tax hike

It has already been widely reported that the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, intends to raise more money from capital gains tax (‘CGT’)…

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Can abortive deal costs ever be allowable?

The issue Whenever a transaction completes there are usually sellers who need to calculate their capital gains and pay tax in…

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Will capital losses have more value in the future?

The issue As a general rule when an individual makes a gain in a tax year he or she will offset…

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Simple debts are not as simple as you think!

The issue There seems to be a fairly common misconception that an individual can claim a capital loss for a debt…

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What exactly will Sajid Javid do with Entrepreneurs’ Relief?

The issue While many entrepreneurs are still in celebration mode after the resounding defeat of Jeremy Corbyn, there may still be…

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Discharge of a director’s loan account on liquidation is not a write-off!

The issue There have been various rumours circulating about a HMRC ‘test case’ with the following key points: A director’s loan…

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