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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The tax blunders of Mr Khan

The case In Bostan Khan v HMRC [2020] UKUT 0168, the Upper Tribunal (UT) rejected a taxpayer’s argument that a company purchase of…

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Are you really married?

Islamic marriage Islamic faith marriages are not valid under English law, the Court of Appeal has ruled and as a result…

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Financial meltdown creates opportunities

The issue World stock markets are in disarray and anything which could act as an enjoyable distraction is being cancelled. There…

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Offshore property companies need to review UK tax reporting requirements

The issue Not so long ago offshore companies did not have too much UK tax to worry about. If they received…

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Don’t forget about investors’ relief!

The issue Investors’ Relief (IR) came in to effect for disposals from 6 April 2019 and people are forgetting about it!…

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Potter case and non-trading activities for Entrepreneurs’ Relief purposes

The issue A key requirement for Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) to be available in respect of a share disposal is that the…

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Skinner’s an Entrepreneurs’ Relief winner!

Background This week we report upon a welcome defeat for HMRC in the case of The Quentin Skinner 2005 Settlement L…

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6 April 2019 non-resident capital gains tax can be good news!

The issue From 1 April 2019 for companies and 6 April 2019 for individuals, non-residential property was brought within the scope…

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