Don’t fall into the 15% SDLT trap!

The issue There is a punitive 15% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rate for purchases of residential properties by companies for…

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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) reclaims on rescinded contracts?

The issue It is fairly common for contracts involving land purchases to be rescinded, meaning that in practical terms the contract…

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Trust Registration Service – are you in the know?

For any private clients who have established trusts, or for professional advisers who handle/administer trusts you need to be aware of…

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How would a wealth tax look?

The issue Last week the Wealth Tax Commission completed it’s findings and concluded that a wealth tax would meet with general…

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New rules for inter-spouse transfers of main residence

The issue With all the chaos that was going on, you may have missed a rather subtle change that was introduced…

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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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Is your HMRC enquiry in time?

The issue HMRC have had a lot on their plate recently with all the coronavirus support initiatives and this may have…

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Retained income and ten year charges

The issue In general terms, most trusts established on or after 22 March 2006 are subject to the ‘relevant property’ regime…

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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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Spanish property tax traps

The issue Many UK individuals own Spanish property and for many this has been a dream, the realisation of which proves…

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