Mark Davies in the Telegraph on Offshore Income and Gains letters

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…

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Hull “Tigers” v HMRC ruling in Accountancy Daily- our advisers examine its lessons

In Accountancy Daily on 1st July, Jon Elphick and Sian Armitage examine lessons from the recent ruling in the AFC Hull “Tigers” v HMRC First Tier Tribunal. Read the article here:- https://www.accountancydaily.co/football-players-image-rights-taxable-earnings The tribunal ruled that Hull’s payments for the image rights of one of its high profile footballers, Geovanni Gomez, constituted a golden hand…

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An opportunity of a lifetime for the Lionesses? FIFA World Cup 2019

The Opportunity of a Lifetime? The FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off in France on June 7th, and there’s a genuine feeling of excitement amongst those involved that the tournament represents a game changer for women’s football.  With the quarter finals around the corner we explore an opportunity that could present itself to the current…

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HMRC Certificate of Tax Position? What should you do?

HMRC have started to contact UK taxpayers about their offshore income and gains, showing that the UK’s participation in the Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”) is in full force.  What is the Common Reporting Standard? Over 100 countries have signed up to CRS and information regarding the level of income and gains earned by worldwide taxpayers…

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Image Rights – a Guide for Tax Advisers examined by Jon Elphick in Taxation Magazine

The recent Hull AFC versus HMRC tribunal judgement has been examined in an article by Jon Elphick which was published in Taxation magazine. https://www.taxation.co.uk/Articles/image-rights-and-hmrc Jon’s  analysis centres on “Geovanni” who is a well known, retired Brazilian footballer. He was signed to Hull City AFC Tigers in 2008 by way of an employment contract. However, his…

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A plea for a Who’s Who? of Highly Compliant Lawyers

In the aftermath of the Panama/Paradise Papers, the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Secretariat of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have issued eight principles for the legal profession to follow. Few people would disagree with Principle 1 that ‘you should not unwittingly help a client hide illegal conduct’, or Principle 3…

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