Place one fresh frog in a pot of comfortingly warm water. He will gently drift off to sleep while the water heats up and poaches him nicely. This method is far more successful than placing him directly into boiling water as he would jump out in alarm. In Mark Davies’ articles in Taxation Magazine and…Details
Image Rights Arrangements – A Guide for Tax Advisers In this month’s Tax Adviser Magazine Jon Elphick examines HMRC’s stance against image rights arrangements, focussing on the recent decision of the First Tier Tribunal case Hull City AFC (Tigers) Ltd versus HMRC. Its findings can be seen as a very useful guide for tax…Details
Are non-doms paying a “fair share” of tax? Today, HMRC has published its yearly figures on the numbers of UK tax payers claiming non-dom status on their tax return. This makes interesting reading as they are the first set of statistics released since the last drastic overhaul of the non-dom regime. The 2017/18 tax year…Details
Citizenship by Investment – In a “Wealth Briefing” article Sian Armitage shatters the myth that it is a danger to international security.
Citizenship by Investment Investors are being incentivised to buy property in Dubai with the opportunity to obtain a Moldovan passport offered as part of the property package. Does this market in citizenship by investment expose countries to criminals who wish to launder money within their borders? In this article in Wealth Briefing Sian explores some…Details
Tax relief on property is discussed in the Financial Times this morning, as one reader poses the question – “If I convert a barn on my farm estate into a house for my son to live in, can I claim tax relief on the conversion?” Tom Trewby advises that costs cannot be offset against farming income,…Details
In Monday’s Telegraph Laura Miller explores the repercussions of returning a signed offshore income and gains letter to HMRC. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/return/dont-sign-dotted-line-warning-hmrc-letters-could-trigger-tax/ In this article Mark Davies explains that signing the disclosure might prevent a taxpayer from being able to claim an unprompted disclosure of a mistake, which would lead to higher penalties. He also warns that…Details