Category: Tax Law

Personal Injury Pensions Claims

Personal Injury Pensions Claims

In the event that a personal injury claimant is either unable to return to work, or that following a return after injury, their earnings power is reduced, they may well have a claim for...

Will non-doms vote with their feet if their tax status is reviewed?

‘Tax havens are places where senior executives of the world’s largest financial and industrial corporations mix with figures from the artistic or social “jet-set”, together with multimillionaires who combine business with pleasure. They all rub shoulders with somewhat dubious individuals…’

Three Recent Tribunal Cases Relating to VAT and Property Matters

‘ teaser ad’, noun, ‘an advertisement that aims to make people interested in a new product by giving only a little information about it, with more to be provided later’ (Cambridge Dictionaries online) My book on VAT and property tax....

HMRC teaching children about tax and their use of Twitter

‘Taxman tries to spook children into paying up in the future with bizarre ‘pay your bills’ video depicting inspectors as ‘ghostbusters’’ (Daily Mail headline, 8 November 2014) It’s not often that I find myself agreeing...

Tax Highlights 2014

Tax Highlights of 2014

It’s been quite a while since I did a tax round-up at the end of the year. Well, to be truthful, the only time was in December 2011 but I wanted to do it again. I...

An inconvenient truth

‘I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.’ Douglas Adams, ‘The Salmon of Doubt’ In a moment of weakness I did a very stupid thing – I agreed...

Nessum dorma and playing the tax alphabet game

Sometimes when I find it hard to sleep after a long day tussling with impenetrable tax legislation, rather than counting sheep, I play the alphabet game. This is something invented by my Nan when I was young in an attempt to get me to drop off before dawn. The rules are simple: choose a subject and then work through the alphabet naming something to do with that subject for each letter.

Top home building organisations announce their increase in profits!

Top home building organisations announce their increase in profits!

Following on from the economical surge in the property sector, a large number of house building organisations in the UK have found themselves to be on an incline where profits are concerned. From having...

Top home building organisation announces their increase in profits!

Top home building organisation announces their increase in profits!

Following on from the economical surge in the property sector, a large number of house building organisations in the UK have found themselves to be on an incline where profits are concerned. From having...

Employee Benefit Trusts. Wind them up or keep them going?

Employee Benefit Trusts. Wind them up or keep them going?

Jo Summers of PWT Advice LLP specialises in personal taxation for individuals , in particular those who move to and from the UK.  Jo was asked by Ann for her thoughts on the hot topic of the disguised...

Financial support given to those affected by flooding

Financial support given to those affected by flooding

Due to so many homeowners being left homeless after the recent flooding and a huge number still trying to fight off the rising flood waters, many of the victims are being advised to seek...

Financial support given to those affected by flooding

Financial support given to those affected by flooding

 Due to so many homeowners being left homeless after the recent flooding and a huge number still trying to fight off the rising flood waters, many of the victims are being advised to seek...

How to Tackle Corporate Tax Avoidance

How to Tackle Corporate Tax Avoidance

This is the second post by Charlie Elphicke, the Conservative MP for Dover and Deal, on corporate tax avoidance. In his first post he set out the issues and in this post he considers ways to...

Corporate Tax avoidance issues highlighted by tax lawyer

Corporate Tax avoidance issues highlighted by tax lawyer

Charlie Elphicke, the Conservative MP for Dover and Deal, was asked by Ann for his views on corporate tax avoidance. This first post by Charlie looks at the issues raised and will be followed...

Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd & Ors 2013 – The Veil of Incorporation

Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd & Ors 2013 – The Veil of Incorporation

For over 100 years it has been a fundamental principle of corporate law that a company is a separate legal entity, distinct and separate from its shareholders. As a separate legal entity, a company...

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