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.
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.
19 December 2019
Mortality, no one really likes to think about it. Some people’s view is “what do I care? I’ll be long gone”. Others prefer to leave their affairs in as orderly a state as possible. Whichever camp you are in, legal steps need to be taken. Find out what the most tax efficient steps and actions available to you are.
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.
14 November 2019
Some individuals of Indian origin may find they can benefit from the 1956 double tax treaty between the UK and India (the Treaty); a treaty which after more than six decades still remains in place.
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?
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.
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.
24 April 2019
In March 2013, HMRC published a policy paper on offshore tax evasion, entitled ‘No safe havens’. The world today looks very different to 2013 and HMRC has published its updated policy accordingly, imaginatively rebranded as ‘No Safe Havens 2019’.
24 April 2019
A consultation document was released on 1 April with the Government’s proposed changes to private residence relief (PRR) following announcements in the 2018 Budget. The changes affect periods during which a home owner was not living in the property, reducing the amount of tax relief currently available.