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DAC6 mandatory disclosure: how to prepare
Andrew Seidler

Working with the OECD, the EU Commission and other EU member states, the UK government has introduced the Directive on Administrative Cooperation (DAC6) which aims to identify potentially aggressive tax arrangements by further increasing reporting transparency.

Weekly tax brief | 8 July 2020

08 July 2020

This week's articles are 'Tax thoughts on the Chancellor’s Summer Statement', 'Residential property: capital gains tax deadline tightens again', 'Coronavirus grant income is taxable and, for some, this tax will be due sooner than they think', 'HMRC hints at plans for an electronic border with the EU' and 'R&D roadmap spells progress but now Government and business must engage'.

R&D roadmap spells progress but now Government and business must engage

08 July 2020

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its UK R&D Roadmap last week. But getting this plan to a point at which it can be effectively deployed will require real engagement between Government and business over the coming months.

HMRC hints at plans for an electronic border with the EU

08 July 2020

Details are emerging of a new electronic customs system to record imports of goods between the UK and the EU and between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK after the end of the Brexit transition period. How will it work, and will it be ready on time?

Weekly tax brief | 30 June 2020

30 June 2020

This week's articles are 'Tax increases and the 8 July fiscal statement: the mood music changes', 'Will we see a bold new progressive tax policy from the Conservative Government?', 'With the claim deadline looming, we urge the Government to urgently review the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)', 'Where does a student really live and does it matter for VAT?' and 'Warning to advisers on deferring tax payments and VAT payments which are now due'.

Weekly tax brief | 23 June 2020

23 June 2020

This week's articles are 'A targeted stamp duty land tax change could make downsizing less painful', 'Could a ‘fat tax’ solve holiday hunger?', 'By relaxing R&D tax relief criteria, Government could help boost capital expenditure', 'It pays to understand the small print when it comes to HMRC' and 'The company car coronavirus tax tip'.

Could a 'fat tax' solve holiday hunger?

23 June 2020

Following Marcus Rashford’s campaign for free school meals to continue through the 2020 summer holidays, there is a big focus on the issue of ‘holiday hunger’. As data from the Food Foundation highlights that over 200,000 children have skipped a meal due to lack of access to food during lockdown, we ask the question: should the “coronavirus summer food fund” be made permanent and if so, could a ‘fat tax’ fund it?

A targeted stamp duty land tax change could make downsizing less painful

23 June 2020

The Chancellor is looking for simple tax measures to boost the economy after coronavirus. We suggest a Stamp Duty Land Tax change which would help older people maintain independent living while reducing intergenerational inequality.

By relaxing R&D tax relief criteria, Government could help boost capital expenditure

23 June 2020

The extent of planned capital expenditure (capex) cuts by large listed companies in the UK was last week predicted to reach somewhere in the region of £23bn. CFOs seem to favour cash preservation over investment. What can Government do to lure business leaders away from their spending funk? Boosting the level of R&D tax relief available and relaxing the qualifying criteria would be a good starting point.

Consultation on hybrid and other mismatches

20 June 2020

The tax documents published following the Chancellor’s Budget on 11 March included a consultation on the hybrid and other mismatches rules. We delve into the detail.

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