Duncan is a partner in our London office, helping businesses to find practical and robust solutions to their transfer pricing issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
22 November 2018
David Blacher, partner and national head of TMT at RSM predicts that whilst the short to medium term measures of the Digital Services Tax are targeted at global on-line businesses, the same tax system will, eventually, catch up with most tech companies.
01 November 2018
The Budget contained much of interest for companies operating in the TMT sector. This article is a summary of the main points though, as ever, there are many points of detail that will need to be worked through as more materials become available in the forthcoming days and weeks.
15 October 2018
It’s nearly a year since the last Budget when the Government published a position paper setting out its proposed approach for addressing the challenges posed by the digital economy on the tax system. But where has this got to and why does it matter?
20 July 2018
HMRC has launched another way for the technically minded to access information – by asking Alexa. But is this a helpful addition to HMRC’s information toolkit, or just a gimmick which could end up alienating some of the people who need help the most?