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How will new HMRC delegated authority claims handling guidance affect lawyers?
Ian Carpenter

21 January 2019

HMRC have issued new guidance on delegated authority claims handling by lawyers. Ian Carpenter (RSM’s head of indirect tax) discusses the new guidance and what it means for law firms and the potential VAT costs.

Should holiday lets be treated as a business or an investment?

20 December 2018

If you let out a property are you running a business or managing an investment? This matters for one very important reason: tax.

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.

What does the Chancellor's Budget mean for consumer businesses?

30 October 2018

Fiscal Phil has announced the Government’s last Budget before Brexit, assuming it happens, but what does it mean for the Consumer Markets sector?

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?

How feasible are tax changes for Consumer businesses?

28 September 2018


2018 has seen several high-profile businesses being rescued or left to fail; others are seeking to review their portfolios, funding position or to rationalise their structures; even previously “untouchable” businesses such as John Lewis are feeling the effects of an increasingly tough trading environment.

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