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Unilateral relief, like double tax relief, aims to relieve double taxation. Subject to certain conditions being satisfied and specific limits,...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Plant and machinery allowances are the most widely used form of capital allowance. Plant and machinery is often (wrongly) interpreted as if the terms...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Wilson 12th Jan
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The reasons why a company might carry out a demerger, and the different ways in which a demerger may be structured, are described in Practice Notes:...
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Produced in partnership with Zoe Feller of Bird & Bird 12th Jan
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This Practice Note describes the law and practice relating to elections under section 198 or 199 of the Capital Allowances Act 2001 (CAA 2001), which...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Wilson 12th Jan
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It is standard market practice for loan agreements (also known as facility agreements), whether bilateral or syndicated, to:•prohibit a borrower from...
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Produced in partnership with Eloise Walker of Pinsent Masons 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): HMRC has stated in its International Manual that if a financial institution cannot meet the FATCA reporting deadline of 31 May...
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Produced in partnership with Ali Kazimi and Chris Orchard of Hansuke Consulting Limited 12th Jan
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This Practice Note explains:•what a determination in respect of direct tax (ie a direct tax determination) is•when HMRC might issue a direct tax...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Rutherford 12th Jan
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A damages or compensation payment may attract VAT. This depends on exactly what the payment is for. If it is purely compensatory, it will be outside...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Overdrafts, term loans and revolving credit facilitiesThree common types of loan facility are:•overdrafts•term loans, and•revolving credit facilities...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is designed to encourage investment in smaller, higher-risk trading companies by offering a range of tax...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
The regime for property authorised investment funds (PAIFs, or as HMRC use in regulations and their published guidance, Property AIFs)) was introduced...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Shah of Simmons & Simmons LLP based on material originally written by Charles Goddard of Rosetta Tax LLP 12th Jan
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The value shifting rules are anti-avoidance provisions. They are similar to the rules applying to depreciatory transactions in that they target the...
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9th Nov
Precedents
1 Withholding and grossing up 1.1 All sums payable under this [Agreement] by or on behalf of any party (for the...
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9th Nov
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A management buyout, or MBO, involves the acquisition of a business by its existing management team usually with the help of private equity financing....
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9th Nov
Practice notes
The international movement of capital rules should be considered whenever:•any non-UK tax resident subsidiary (referred to in this note as a foreign...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note:•explains:◦the purpose of the tax indemnity clause that is normally found in a loan agreement, and◦that the standard drafting of...
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9th Nov

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We have assumed this question is from the perspective of the loan creditor. If that creditor is a company subject to UK corporation tax, then we would...
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29th Nov
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The meaning of connected persons is applied in various tax provisions. It is important to consider the detailed legislation set out in sections...
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29th Nov
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We assume that the company is a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) and all other conditions for claiming research and development (R&D) relief are...
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29th Nov
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Can an entity be a ‘connected [person]’ as defined in section 1122 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010 (CTA 2010) or an ‘associated company’ with the...
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29th Nov
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The ‘pooling requirement’ applies to buyers of second-hand fixtures where the seller (or the most recent previous owner that owned the fixtures for a...
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29th Nov
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The disguised interest rules apply to ‘returns economically equivalent to interest’. For income tax purposes, the rules state that these returns are...
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29th Nov
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As set out in Practice Note: Tax consequences for close companies, if a close company makes a loan to a participator, the company must pay an amount...
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29th Nov
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The general rule is that where an asset is disposed of under an unconditional contract, disposal is treated as taking place when the contract is made...
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29th Nov
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The purpose of an election under section 198 of the Capital Allowances Act 2001 (CAA 2001) is to allow the buyer and seller of a property to elect...
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