Personal tax planning

24 October 2016

Ten reasons not to give away the family home

Today there are over 11 million people in the UK aged over 65, and nearly 80% own their own home. Unfortunately, giving away the family home (whether outright or into trust) tends to be a pretty bad idea for a number of reasons… 

7 September 2016

HMRC publish details of new Worldwide Disclosure Facility

The Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF) opened on 5 September 2016 and gives people a final chance to come forward and clear up their tax affairs before HMRC begins to receive information under the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS) in 2017. 

Stephanie Mooney

2 September 2016

Tax: a successful flip-flop

In this blog, we outline the tax implications of Bowring v HMRC, which concerned a scheme to reduce CGT on capital payments by a trust.

Katie Allard

26 August 2016

The Great British tax off: how to bake a non-dom solution from HMRC’s latest ingredients

We recently outlined the proposed changes to the non-UK domicile (non-dom) tax regime following the publication on 19 August 2016 of HMRC’s latest consultation document. The consultation makes it clear that there will be a window of opportunity for individuals who will become deemed domiciled in April 2017 to plan for these changes, albeit a short one. We have outlined our initial thoughts on what the planning opportunities may be. 

23 August 2016

Latest non-dom consultation – better late than never!

The latest round of consultation on the changes to be made to the non-dom tax regime was released on Friday. The changes are to come in on 6 April 2017 and will mean that non-doms are deemed to be UK domiciled for all tax purposes after 15 years of UK residence. There will also be look through provisions for UK residential property held in offshore structures. 

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