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The cost of sharing

24 January 2020

What are the tax considerations of buying a property with the support from ‘the bank of mum and dad’. In these cases, it’s easy to miss the complexities of the tax system and accidentally get things wrong.

Unreasonable excuses for late filings?

24 January 2020

The 31 January tax return deadline is coming soon. If you are due to complete a return, please bear in mind that a late return can produce painful results – regardless of the outlandish excuses provided to HMRC.

Cryptocurrency - tax and governance of the new financial frontier

02 December 2019

At its height in December 2017, bitcoin reached a value of over $19,000, only to trade for under $4,000 for much of early 2019. It is not an exaggeration to say that cryptocurrency fortunes were made and lost over this period, and cryptocurrencies are now a fact of investment life. Aside from obvious concerns about volatility and which option to back, ‘crypto’ creates administrative challenges for trustees and company directors. For example, consider two areas: tax treatment and money-laundering.

A nudge in the right direction?

19 October 2019

Many businesses and individuals are receiving letters from HMRC requesting detailed information about subjects ranging from rental accommodation to the employment status of contractors. What’s going on, and how should you respond?

The impact of removing tax breaks for independent schools

17 September 2019

Last week, the Daily Telegraph reported on a leaked shadow Treasury document which revealed Labour proposals to impose VAT on independent school fees and remove their discounted business rates. So what impact would this have on independent schools and their fee-paying parents?

Risk to trustees from extended trust registration requirement

10 September 2019

As trustees and agents alike get to grips with the HMRC trust registration service (TRS), a change to EU law extends the net and the risk of trustees failing to meet registration obligations.

Government proposes a 1 per cent increase in stamp duty land tax for non-resident buyers of residential property
Adrian Benosiglio

08 August 2019

The Government has issued a consultation paper on their proposals to charge an extra 1 per cent stamp duty land tax (SDLT) for non-resident purchasers of residential property. Find out how this could affect you.

Tax proposals for the near future

20 July 2019

The Conservative Party leadership contest has now whittled down the contenders to the last two. But what are their tax proposals for the near future?

Who makes gifts & does IHT really matter?

22 May 2019

HMRC has recently published a study examining the behaviour of ‘gifters’ - those who have, in the past two years, made a single gift of £1,000 or more, or multiple gifts of greater than £250 totalling more than £3,000. It is hoped that the findings will help simplify the inheritance tax legislation so that it is fit for the 21st century.

Royal baby news!

18 May 2019

RSM is not immune to the general public excitement about a new royal baby, but aside from speculating about gender, names and birthing methods, our minds have turned towards thinking about the tax status of the new seventh in line to the throne.

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