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Weekly tax brief 17 January 2017

17 January 2017

In this week’s tax brief, we consider whether lessons will be learned from HMRC’s 'Black Tuesday' and whether the government wants to be in or out of the customs union. In addition, we unpick what a tax haven looks like and consider what the real issue with the UK being a low-tax competitor could be. We also consider what President Trump’s tax policy could mean for transfer pricing. All this and more in tax brief

What will President Trump’s tax policy mean for transfer pricing?

17 January 2017

Whatever your views are on Donald Trump one thing is for sure, his presidency is unlikely to be boring. This extends to his proposed tax policies. So what are they and how might they impact business, particularly from a transfer pricing perspective?

So it’s half in, and half out, for the customs union then?

17 January 2017

In her speech on Tuesday, the prime minister stated that she did not want a deal that would see the UK as ‘half in and half out’ of the EU. But is seeking to become an ‘associate member’ of the customs union not half in?

Has anyone seen a tax haven around here?

17 January 2017

As we start to get more clarity on the UK’s Brexit negotiating stance, the Chancellor has indicated that the UK would consider changing tax policy to ensure the nation remains competitive. Some would see this as fair, others have taken this as a hard line - but the interesting question is why are some European leaders opposed to this?

Lessons must be learned from HMRCs 'Black Tuesday'

17 January 2017

Two recent reports on HMRC's performance contain worrying pointers towards unrealistic planning and excessive optimism at the highest levels. Lessons must be learned from these.

Back to school report - January

17 January 2017

In this edition we look at the incoming apprenticeship levy, stage 2 funding consultation, the essentials of risk management and much more.

Navigating you through the tax landscape
Gary Heynes

As the UK tax system is as complex as ever before and the penalties for getting it wrong are at its most severe.

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Urgent non-dom changes from 5 April 2017
Karen Clark

Non-doms, from 5 April 2017, who are residents in the UK for 15 out of the last 20 years, will no longer be able to access the remittance basis of taxation.

Have you thought about inheritance tax?
Joan Foster

To help you to maximise the inheritance you leave it’s important to review what inheritance tax (IHT) could be payable, identify any exemptions and reliefs, and – crucially – plan ahead.