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Guesswork Not Enough to Create Tax LiabilityMay 31, 2018

When HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) suspect serious tax evasion, they will normally launch a full-scale tax investigation into the person they suspect. They use many...

Son’s Casual Employment Proves Expensive for DadApril 25, 2018

One area in which problems may not be anticipated is when a family member's status as a 'genuine' employee is disputed by HM Revenue and...

I’ll Scratch Your Back and You Scratch MineMarch 23, 2018

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have recently carried out research on the 'sharing economy' – by which people share skills, resources, time or property with...

Insufficiency of Funds – Deals Mean Loss of ControlFebruary 22, 2018

Failing to pay taxes due because of insufficiency of funds with which to do so has repeatedly been challenged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)...

What Has Queen’s Club Got That Others Don’t?January 2, 2018

In an interesting VAT case, the well-known tennis club Queen's Club has been successful in a claim for recovery of the VAT it incurred on...

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Tax Articles

Making Training Costs Tax Deductible

Most business owners and managers think that training costs aimed at improving skills or business profits automatically qualify for tax relief, but that is not necessarily...

Making Waivers of Dividends Work

When a company is set up, it is common to divide the shares in it in approximately equal proportions amongst the subscribers. Whether or not...

Tax Avoidance Disclosure Rules

UK tax law is almost unique in that it contains regulations which require professionals to advise HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of information regarding tax...

Tax Free Perks

The Government has continuously sought to limit the tax free perks that businesses can provide for their employees. However, there are some remaining. Here is...

VAT – Place of Supply of Services

With different rates of value-added tax (VAT) applying throughout Europe, the place that a supply is made (and hence the VAT rate which is applicable)...

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