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Is the weaponisation of taxes here to stay?

17 July 2019

With France and the UK imposing new digital services taxes on big technology companies and the USA threatening to retaliate with import tariffs, UK and European businesses and consumers are likely to be caught in the crossfire of a trade and tax war. What’s going on?

Al Dixon

Partner

Al is a corporate tax partner with a focus on owner-managed businesses, growing companies and the mid- market. He has a passion for private businesses, partnering with the owners and leaders of businesses to help them achieve their personal and business ambitions.

Dougy Agnew

Partner

Dougy is a partner in our Aberdeen office , advising advising owner managed businesses on all tax issues for close to 30 years.

Duncan Nott

Partner

Duncan is a partner in our London office, helping businesses to find practical and robust solutions to their transfer pricing issues.

Where does control lie in the battle over TV stars’ tax?

07 May 2019

The recent tax case relating to Lorraine Kelly shows how important it is that television personalities, and other people too, can argue successfully that they control their own work and therefore should not be taxed as employees. For 40 years or more HMRC has been seeking a simple distinction between employment and self-employment but has so far failed to find one.

RSM advises on the sale of Pinacl to Boston Networks
James Wild

04 April 2019

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM advised Pinacl, a leading provider of ICT infrastructures encompassing the IoT, smart buildings and cities and major fibre optic networks on its bringing together with Boston Networks supported by Aliter Capital LLP, a private equity fund.

Lorraine Kelly wins £1.2m tax appeal
David Williams-Richardson

21 March 2019

The personal service company of broadcaster Lorraine Kelly has won a First-Tier tribunal appeal against a £1.2m demand from HMRC for unpaid income tax and National Insurance Contributions.

Sheena McGuinness

Partner

Sheena is a partner is RSM’s corporate tax team and has over 20 years’ experience in advising companies on their tax affairs. Her work encompasses all aspects of managing the tax life cycle of companies, from due diligence and tax efficient structuring on acquisition, managing the tax filing obligations and ongoing tax advice all the way through to divestment preparation and readiness.

Netflix investigated by UK taxman – what’s the real story?

05 December 2018

News that film-streaming giant Netflix is being investigated by HMRC might be seen as another example of US tech giants being caught out after bending the rules. After all, the critics say, with reported UK revenues of only £23.9 million and profit before tax of £1.1 million, there must be something wrong. To quote the Gershwin song 'It Ain’t Necessarily So'. We delve behind the headlines.

Digital services tax – Is it worth the gamble?

03 December 2018

The new digital services tax (DST) will add compliance duties on the taxpayer, and there is a substantial risk that it will introduce more complexity to the UK tax regime. Discover how businesses may face uncertainty as they struggle to define if their activities fall within the scope of DST.

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