Eamonn hopes to score a Holmes run in HMRC battle

The issue This admittedly cringeworthy title alludes to the fact that Eamonn Holmes is set to appeal his defeat earlier this…

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Dividend tax confusion

The issue Dividends are generally taxable on the basis of when they are received. This is a basic but important point…

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The Battle of Bosworth and Entrepreneurs’ Relief

For history buffs, the Battle of Bosworth was the last significant battle of the War of the Roses, marking the beginning…

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Tax treatment of repaying CJRS money

The issue There have been many reports of widespread CJRS fraud whereby companies have been making false claims for CJRS or…

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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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HMRC clarification on corporation tax loss carry-back claims

The issue Last week saw more businesses open their doors and adjust to the ‘new normal’ on our high streets. Despite…

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Debt restructuring for businesses in financial distress

The issue Sadly many companies will get into financial difficulty as a result of lockdown. For example, Debenhams appointed administrators in…

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Lap dancers and dog breeders narrow the coronavirus tax deficit

Less tax for HMRC According to AJ Bell, HMRC received 42% less in tax payments in April 2020 than April 2019….

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HMRC secret unit targets family investment companies!

The issue There have been a few articles in the press over the recent weeks about a secret HMRC unit working…

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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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