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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.

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.

Government won’t stop at Google
David Blacher

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.

What does Budget 2018 mean for TMT businesses

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.

Taxing the digital giants – where are we now?

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?

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