Tax Law

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Tax guidance:

Once is has been determined that there is a notifiable transaction for SDLT purposes, it should be considered whether any reliefs or exemptions are available to reduce or...

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If an exemption from stamp duty applies, a document (ie an instrument of transfer) which would otherwise be subject to UK stamp duty is exempt from such duty. This...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE on extending market value rule to transfers of unlisted securities to connected companies: Following a consultation on aligning the stamp duty and SDRT...

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The rules comprising the corporate interest restriction are lengthy and complex. To assist the reader, this Practice Note starts with a background section and a short,...

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The substantial shareholdings exemption (SSE) is an exemption from corporation tax on chargeable gains for certain share disposals by companies. The exemption does not...

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This Practice Note is about the issues that arise on a transfer of a going concern involving land and buildings. A transfer of a going concern (TOGC) has two distinct...

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The higher rates of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) apply to: • purchases of certain additional residential properties by individuals, and • purchases of residential...

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The sale of a 'business' is really a sale of assets bundled together. VAT would therefore be charged on the transfer of each asset in accordance with the normal rules, ie...

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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is charged on chargeable land transactions. Consequently, the concept of a land transaction and what this encompasses is central to the...

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Unless an exemption or relief applies, payments of: • yearly interest (or amounts that are treated by tax legislation as payments of yearly interest), and • which have a...

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The amount of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) payable on a chargeable transaction is determined by reference to the 'chargeable consideration' for the transaction. This...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: on 18 May 2018, HMRC published a consultation which looked at how best to tackle non-compliance with IR35 in the private sector. For more information...

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STOP PRESS: Provisions in Finance Act 2019 amend the rules on corporation tax loss relief for carried-forward losses to ensure excessive claims are prevented. Most...

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This Practice Note outlines the UK rules (referred to in this Practice Note as the hybrid rules) that counteract, for corporation tax purposes, hybrid and other...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE relating to collective investment schemes: HMRC consulted from 17 September 2019 to 25 October 2019 on draft regulations that amend the rules for...

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This Practice Note considers the steps to take in relation to SDLT once it is established there is a chargeable transaction. For details about the definition of a land...

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