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Gordon W Buist (EQ Accountants) explains how the publication of Spotlight 63 on landlord tax planning schemes has exposed a fundamental flaw with incorporation relief from CGT.

HMRC is consulting on the enactment of ESC D33. Paul Howard (Gabelle) reports.

Andrew Goldstone and Victoria Howarth provide an update, including: the increased transparency of ownership of UK companies; new HMRC guidance on the taxation of damages; a recent decision on reasonable excuse for late returns; and why professionals acting as charity trustees need to be aware of potential conflicts of interest

Following the decision in Wilkinson, Tony Beare argues for a re-examination of the current rules regarding the surrender of consortium relief in certain circumstances.

Wendy Walton and Miranda Chamberlain summarise recent happenings in the private client arena, including changes to the EU Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and extra-statutory concession D33, the new HMRC helpline set up to assist flooding victims, and the business property relief decision in John Best