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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: HMRC is consulting (13 July to 10 August 2020) on draft regulations to provide a deduction from a UK entity’s equity and...
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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Sallabank of Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP 12th Jan
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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
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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Shah and Gary Barnett of Simmons & Simmons LLP 12th Jan
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It is market practice for a tax covenant, also known as a tax deed, to form part of the transaction documents in respect of a sale of all the shares...
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9th Nov
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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 is about the meaning of a scheme of reconstruction for tax purposes.Tax neutrality is maintained where a company (company A) enters...
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9th Nov
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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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Where a dispute is brought to an end by a payment of damages or compensation, whether under a court order or an out-of-court settlement agreement:•the...
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9th Nov
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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
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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
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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
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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

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This Practice Note is about the application of the EU principle of abuse of rights (or abuse of law) in the field of VAT. This is often referred to as...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Shah and Gary Barnett of Simmons & Simmons LLP 13th Apr
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This Practice Note is about the VAT reverse charge for building and construction work, which has applied since 1 March 2021.The charge was originally...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 12th Apr
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This Practice Note is about the scope of the VAT exemption for property transactions. In many cases the exemption is overridden by other provisions,...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 12th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Etienne Wong of Old Square Tax Chambers 12th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with John Fuszard of Sagars Accountants Ltd 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr
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FORTHCOMING CHANGES relating to insolvency and tax: Finance Act 2020 introduces provisions where:•HMRC becomes a secondary preferential unsecured...
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Produced in partnership with John Baldry of Temple Tax Chambers 9th Apr
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESThis Practice Note contains references to case law of the Court of Justice of...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Stiles of Gowling WLG 9th Apr
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This Practice Note is about the zero-rating of VAT for developers selling or leasing dwellings that they have constructed.Why does zero-rating...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 9th Apr
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This Practice Note is about the VAT treatment of residential service charges.Service charges payable to landlordsService charges are often payable to...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 9th Apr
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This Practice Note is about the VAT treatment of parking facilities.Why does this matter?Charges for parking are normally subject to VAT, but this...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 9th Apr
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A general partnership is treated, for VAT purposes, as though it were a separate taxable person.This note is about:•the nature of a partnership, and...
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9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Cathya Djanogly and Wedlake Bell 9th Apr
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This Practice Note is about the VAT treatment of storage facilities.Why does this matter?The provision of storage facilities became generally subject...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Wentworth-May of Winslows 9th Apr
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE relating to VAT on financial services: the government announced at Budget 2020 that it will create an industry working group to...
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9th Apr
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This Practice Note is about the VAT implications of overage payments.Why does this matter?Very broadly, VAT will be due on overage if the original...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scammell 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr
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VAT is recoverable by a taxable person if it is attributable to taxable supplies made in the course or furtherance of a business. For an explanation...
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9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr

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