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FREE DOWNLOAD - Tax Planning With Double Tax Treaties 2015+FREE DOWNLOAD - Tax Planning With Double Tax Treaties 2015+
17/12/2014
This guide contains detailed information on how you can use the terms of the UK's double tax treaties to reduce your UK tax liability. It is updated for the latest anti avoidance rules that apply from . . . keep reading

FREE DOWNLOAD - Tax Planning With Holding Companies: 2015+FREE DOWNLOAD - Tax Planning With Holding Companies: 2015+
20/11/2014
Structures such as the "Double Irish" and the "Dutch Sandwich" have gained press attention due to being used by various multinational groups to reduce their effective tax rate. Al . . . keep reading

FREE DOWNLOAD - Offshore Companies Holding UK Property: 2015+FREE DOWNLOAD - Offshore Companies Holding UK Property: 2015+
07/11/2014
In this book we look in detail at precisely how offshore companies owning UK property are taxed, taking account of the tax changes in 2013 and 2014 as well as the planned changes in 2015 and 2016. . . . keep reading

FREE DOWNLOAD - How To Avoid CGT In 2014/2015FREE DOWNLOAD - How To Avoid CGT In 2014/2015
24/10/2014
This book looks in detail at how you can reduce capital gains tax in 2014/2015. The CGT reliefs are one of the main ways that most people reduce CGT. We therefore look at all of the main reliefs in d . . . keep reading

FREE DOWNLOAD - Royalty Tax Planning 2014: Strategies & Tactics To Reduce TaxFREE DOWNLOAD - Royalty Tax Planning 2014: Strategies & Tactics To Reduce Tax
17/10/2014
Royalties present particular and unique challenges when it comes to tax planning. Not only do many companies own intellectual property, writing and selling both printed books and e-books online is b . . . keep reading

FREE DOWNLOAD - Family Tax Planning Handbook 2014: Strategies & Tactics To Reduce TaxFREE DOWNLOAD - Family Tax Planning Handbook 2014: Strategies & Tactics To Reduce Tax
06/10/2014
In many ways one of the simplest ways to reduce tax is to hold assets and split income with your spouse and children/grandchildren. However, whilst there are numerous tax benefits available there ar . . . keep reading

FREE DOWNLOAD - Tax Planning For Termination PaymentsFREE DOWNLOAD - Tax Planning For Termination Payments
26/09/2014
If you're receiving a severance package, ensuring that you qualify for all your available tax exemptions/reliefs is important. In this Gold and Practitioner Zone report we summarise how these will app . . . keep reading

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17/09/2014
Using a UK company as an agent for an offshore Principal can be attractive for both tax and asset protection purposes.In this Gold and Practitioner Zone report we summarise how this will operate and h . . . keep reading

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How to establish a property as a main residence in 2014/2015How to establish a property as a main residence in 2014/2015
19/12/2014
In this article we take a look at a fairly recent decision of the tax tribunal that dealt whether a property was occupied as a main residence. We look at the decision making process and key issues ide . . . keep reading

Are offshore companies becoming more attractive for holding UK property?Are offshore companies becoming more attractive for holding UK property?
10/12/2014
In this Practitioner Zone article we look at whether the recent tax changes are making it more attractive to hold UK property via an offshore company again . . . keep reading

Solutions for Non UK domiciliaries after the 2014 Autumn StatementSolutions for Non UK domiciliaries after the 2014 Autumn Statement
08/12/2014
Non doms are already subject to the £30,000 and £50,000 tax charge for claiming the remittance basis once they've been UK resident for 7 years (or 12 years for the £50,000 charge). Last weeks Autumn S . . . keep reading

Detailed analysis of the new CGT rules for non-residents from April 2015Detailed analysis of the new CGT rules for non-residents from April 2015
04/12/2014
The Government have published details on how the new CGT charge for non-residents selling UK residential property will apply from 6 April 2015. In this Gold members article we provide a detailed analy . . . keep reading

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TAX TOOL: Are you UK resident due to having a UK home?TAX TOOL: Are you UK resident due to having a UK home?
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How to establish a property as a main residence in 2014/2015
19/12/2014
How to establish a property as a main residence in 2014/2015 In this article we take a look at a fairly recent decision of the tax tribunal that dealt whether a property was occupied as a main residence. We look at the decision making process and key issues identified by the tax tribunal . . . keep reading
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17/12/2014
FREE DOWNLOAD - Tax Planning With Double Tax Treaties 2015+ This guide contains detailed information on how you can use the terms of the UK's double tax treaties to reduce your UK tax liability. It is updated for the latest anti avoidance rules that apply from April 2014 and April 2015. . . . keep reading
Will the Diverted Profits Tax be effective?
16/12/2014
Will the Diverted Profits Tax be effective? In this Practitioner Zone report we look in detail at the three main cases where the diverted profits tax will apply and assess just how effective it will be . . . keep reading
Diverted Profits Tax - Details released
15/12/2014
Diverted Profits Tax - Details released The government has now provided details on how the new 25% "diverted profits tax" will apply from April 2015. In this Practitioner Zone article we look at the new provisions . . . keep reading
Should you make the deemed domicile election for Inheritance Tax?
15/15/2014
Should you make the deemed domicile election for Inheritance Tax? Non doms who have a UK domiciled spouse can elect to be treated as UK domiciled for UK inheritance tax purposes.This then allows transfers to be made free of IHT. In this article we look at how the election operates and when it should be made . . . keep reading
Key tax structures for non-residents investing in UK property
12/12/2014
Key tax structures for non-residents investing in UK property In this Gold members article we give an overview of the main structuring options for non UK residents investing in UK property. We look at the various corporate structures as well as Limited Partnerships, Property Unit Trusts, Real Estate Investment Trusts and Property Authorised Investment Funds . . . keep reading
Are offshore companies becoming more attractive for holding UK property?
10/12/2014
Are offshore companies becoming more attractive for holding UK property? In this Practitioner Zone article we look at whether the recent tax changes are making it more attractive to hold UK property via an offshore company again . . . keep reading
How the new CGT rules for non-residents changes PPR relief for everyone from April 2015
10/12/2014
How the new CGT rules for non-residents changes PPR relief for everyone from April 2015 The new CGT rules for non-residents from April 2015 represent a significant change to the tax position of non-residents. However, the rules also impact on UK residents insofar as they are looking to claim Principal Private Residence ('PPR') relief. . . . keep reading
Solutions for Non UK domiciliaries after the 2014 Autumn Statement
08/12/2014
Solutions for Non UK domiciliaries after the 2014 Autumn Statement Non doms are already subject to the £30,000 and £50,000 tax charge for claiming the remittance basis once they've been UK resident for 7 years (or 12 years for the £50,000 charge). Last weeks Autumn Statement included a couple of nasty amendments to these rules. In this article we look at the changes and the tax planning opportunities available to non-doms . . . keep reading
Drafting wills tax efficiently
05/12/2014
Drafting wills tax efficiently In this Practitioner Zone article we look at some of the key considerations to take into account when drafting a will including when to make an outright gift or an Immediate Post-Death Interest, whether to use survivorship clauses and how to make gifts to children . . . keep reading
Detailed analysis of the new CGT rules for non-residents from April 2015
04/12/2014
Detailed analysis of the new CGT rules for non-residents from April 2015 The Government have published details on how the new CGT charge for non-residents selling UK residential property will apply from 6 April 2015. In this Gold members article we provide a detailed analysis of how the new provisions will apply . . . keep reading
The latest on CGT for non-residents selling UK residential property
04/12/2014
The latest on CGT for non-residents selling UK residential property In this article we look at the latest HMRC announcements on how CGT will apply for non-residents selling UK residential property. . . . keep reading
Tax changes in today's Autumn Statement
03/12/2014
Tax changes in today's Autumn Statement Today's Autumn Statement included some key tax changes. We list below some of the main changes that may be of interest to our site members. . . . keep reading
Buying and holding overseas property tax efficiently
03/12/2014
Buying and holding overseas property tax efficiently If you're considering investing in overseas property, careful planning is the key. There is a tendency amongst investors to get caught up in the excitement of owning an overseas property and neglect certain important financial issues, such as how any income and capital gains will be taxed.PRACTITIONER ZONE REPORT. . . . keep reading
Inheritance tax & joint insurance policies
01/12/2014
Inheritance tax & joint insurance policies It's reported that most holders of life insurance policies don't put their policies in trust. This article looks at the benefits of writing life insurance policies in trust, and considers the inheritance tax position of joint policies . . . keep reading
Examples showing the changes to the Inheritance tax treatment of trusts
28/11/2014
Examples showing the changes to the Inheritance tax treatment of trusts The tax treatment of trusts has changed for trusts created after 6 June 2014 (or where there are additions of capital into existing trusts after that date). In this article we look at some examples showing how the new rules will operate . . . keep reading
Why it's not advisable to use a UK company to hold Spanish property
26/11/2014
Why it's not advisable to use a UK company to hold Spanish property Its often claimed that simply acquiring or transferring an existing Spanish property into a UK company will automatically circumvent Spanish succession tax for UK residents. In this article we look at the UK tax issues arising from this. . . . keep reading
Using a Parallel Company to Reduce Inheritance tax
24/11/2014
Using a Parallel Company to Reduce Inheritance tax Shareholders in small companies will no doubt consider their inheritance tax position. In most cases of course business property relief ('BPR') will eliminate any inheritance tax charge. This article looks at cases where full BPR will not be due and other options to avoid inheritance tax by using a parallel company. . . . keep reading
FREE DOWNLOAD - Tax Planning With Holding Companies: 2015+
20/11/2014
FREE DOWNLOAD - Tax Planning With Holding Companies: 2015+ Structures such as the "Double Irish" and the "Dutch Sandwich" have gained press attention due to being used by various multinational groups to reduce their effective tax rate. Although changes are being introduced to target these, they are still effective. We look at how these structures operate and how you can use them in 2015. . . . keep reading
How to use "Double Irish" and "Double Irish Dutch Sandwich" structures in 2015
19/11/2014
How to use "Double Irish" and "Double Irish Dutch Sandwich" structures in 2015 In October the Irish Government released proposals that would result in Irish incorporated non-resident companies being classed as tax resident in Ireland beginning January 1, 2015. The goal is to shut down the use of so-called "Double Irish" and "Double Irish Dutch Sandwich" structures. In this Practitioner Zone article we look at the "Double Irish" and "Double Irish Dutch Sandwich" in detail including whether they can still be used . . . keep reading
Unit Trusts - A UK Tax Analysis
In this Practitioner Zone report we look in detail at how Unit trusts, OEICs and Investment trusts are taxed. . . . keep reading
UK tax analysis of corporate bonds
In this Practitioner Zone article we look in detail at the UK tax treatment of corporate bonds. . . . keep reading
Onshore intermediaries and the definition of control
17/11/2014
Onshore intermediaries and the definition of control The new onshore intermediaries provisions can make an agency liable for employers' national insurance and PAYE on any remuneration received by the worker, regardless of his/her employment status. The main exemption applies where the worker isn't subject to "supervision, direction or control" by any person. We look at the definition of "control" in this article . . . keep reading
Transferring royalties to an offshore company
14/11/2014
Transferring royalties to an offshore company If you're UK resident and domiciled you may be wondering whether there are any opportunities for you to transfer royalties to an offshore company to save UK tax. A transfer to an offshore company would raise a number of issues if you're UK resident. In this article we look at the tax planning opportunities . . . keep reading
Can you use a UK agency company to trade in the UK tax free?
12/11/2014
Can you use a UK agency company to trade in the UK tax free? We've looked in a previous article at how the UK taxman treats offshore companies providing goods or services in the UK. Now we're going to look at one particular aspect of this, namely how having a UK agent to act on your behalf can impact on any UK tax liability. This article is a Platinum/Practitioner Members article . . . keep reading
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