Draft Legislation for the Extension of CGT to Non Natural Persons

13 February 2013 On the 5th December 2012, the Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement. A week later the draft clauses for the Finance Bill 2013 were published. Notable by its absence was the draft legislation for the extension of CGT to non resident non natural persons (the “extension to CGT”), which had been heavily anticipated.…

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Finance Bill 2013 – Residential Property Tax

14th December 2012 Taxation of High Value Residential Property The Budget on 22 March 2012 included 3 announcements relating to UK residential properties worth more than £2m. 1. Increased SDLT rates with immediate effect. 2. A proposal for an “Annual Charge” on “high value” properties held by “non-natural persons”, now referred to as the Annual Residential…

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Autumn Statement 2012

December 2012 As with so many previous announcements, our commentary is more about what the Chancellor did not say rather than what he did say… Taxation of High Value Residential Properties (£2m+) Although no detail was released today, rather confusingly the Chancellor seemed to think that the legislation being published next week would relate to…

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Our article in FT Adviser – Specialist blasts crackdown on tax avoidance

29th August 2012 Specialist blasts crackdown on tax avoidance The Treasury’s consultation document on the fair taxation of residential property transactions uses “ill-defined and emotive language”, Mark Davies has claimed. The director of London-based chartered tax adviser Mark Davies & Associates, said the consultation document and subsequent legislation that followed chancellor George Osborne’s budget objective…

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Our article in CityA.M. – Tax shouldn’t be determined by subjective fairness

28th August 2012 Taxation shouldn’t be determined by subjective opinions of fairness The Treasury’s latest consultation – Ensuring the Fair Taxation of UK Residential Property Transactions – has just closed. We responded to it, and disagreed not only with the substance of the policies, but also the way in which the consultation was framed around…

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