Tax and Financial Planning News

Facing a Tax Investigation? Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand!November 12, 2019

If you are facing an investigation by the tax authorities, your very first step should be to seek professional advice. One taxpayer who sadly chose...

HMRC Miss Tax Avoidance Target By Raising Assessments Too LateOctober 29, 2019

When HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) find out that tax has been under-declared, the response is normally to raise a 'discovery assessment' to collect the...

Pension Scheme That Failed to Consider Wife’s Claim Called to AccountSeptember 8, 2019

It is usual for occupational pension schemes to allow the spouse or partner of a scheme member to receive a reduced pension in the event...

Tax Investigations – Judge Authorises Disclosure of Credit Card BillsAugust 18, 2019

To what extent are the tax authorities entitled to delve into what would otherwise be your private financial information? The High Court tackled that issue...

Wealthy Online Investor in Bitcoin Futures a ‘Consumer’August 7, 2019

Can someone who trades in cryptocurrency futures or other sophisticated products via an online platform be viewed as a consumer? In a crucial decision for...

CGT Loss Occurs When Payment Made, Not BeforeJuly 17, 2019

When a personal guarantee has to be given in order to give a lender the security it needs, the guarantor hopes that the guarantee will...

Appealing Against a Tax Bill? Make Sure You Get a Fair Hearing!June 13, 2019

If you dispute a tax bill, you are entitled to a fair hearing of your appeal and specialist advice will ensure you get just that....

Share Sale Tax Avoidance Scheme Fails the Reality TestMay 30, 2019

Judges interpret tax statutes in the real world and are experienced at looking beyond the detailed provisions of intricate transactions to discern their actual purpose....

Overcautious Approach Means Compensation for Pension Scheme MemberMarch 27, 2019

With significant losses being reported in 'pension transfer scams', it is no surprise that when the administrators of a pension scheme receive a request to...

Ignorance Not a Reasonable Excuse for Tax Disclosure FailureFebruary 20, 2019

When an 18-year-old woman bought a derelict end terrace property in London in 2006 and sold it to developers the following year, she made no...

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