More ways to ‘Skinner’ capital gain

The issue HMRC have recently successfully appealed a decision of the First Tier Tribunal in respect of a trust’s ability to…

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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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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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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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Oh no! We have a 54.5% marginal tax rate!

The issue Although I apologise for the slightly sensationalist title, hopefully I have got your attention. You will no doubt be…

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What about Principal Private Residence losses?

The issue Most people are aware that gains on the sale of a main residence are not generally subject to capital…

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Sell to company to avoid the 3% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) surcharge?

The issue Since 1 April 2016 second houses have generally triggered a 3% SDLT surcharge and although we are in an…

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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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