Mark Davies’ observations on Spain’s IHT reversal for non-EEA residents

Spanish court throws out Spain’s higher IHT for non-EEA residents In a landmark case, the Spanish court has ruled that a long-standing and controversial practice of charging non EEA-residents of Spain inheritance tax is discriminatory and therefore, unlawful. Potentially, this sets the stage for those who have paid inheritance tax in the past to file…

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Mass UK wealth exodus follows non-dom uncertainty

A flight of wealthy individuals leaving the United Kingdom is blamed on growing uncertainty regarding the legal status of non-doms. The trend was discussed by experts at a wealth mobility event in London last month, sponsored by Locate Guernsey, which was attended by more than 100 private wealth advisors. Other reasons for the mass move…

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Mark Davies joins the FT to examine the Autumn Budget 2017

Mark Davies joined the panel of experts at the Financial Times to express his views on the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget. From April 2019, subject to consultation, corporation tax or capital gains tax will be charged on gains made by non-residents on the disposal of UK land and property. “Currently capital gains tax only applies to…

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Autumn Budget 2017 – What does the Budget mean for nondoms and their advisers?

Autumn Budget 2017  Today’s Budget put enormous pressure on the Chancellor to pull something out of the hat, or, at the very least, not to foul up. It was a great day for Maths teachers because over £40 million was committed to their teacher training. The Chancellor was in good spirits and joked “More Maths…

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Mark Davies comments in The Times “The tax havens on our doorstep”

In 1789, Benjamin Franklin was quoted, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” However, many companies and individuals managed to elude paying taxes before their secrets were leaked in the Paradise Papers. Like many offshore firms, Appleby had offices in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, which…

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Mark Davies’ observations on the Paradise Papers

Panorama’s exposé of the Paradise Papers has uncovered the the tax affairs of many influential and wealthy individuals. However, tax experts are quick to clarify that not all the deals are illegal. Mark Davies highlights that there are some cases of “tax evasion” and other cases involving “tax avoidance”. Tax evasion is “dodging tax that…

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