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Weekly Tax Brief - 1 December 2015
George Bull

01 December 2015

To coincide with the Paris climate change conference, this week’s Tax Brief looks at what tax reliefs remain for companies seeking to go green, we ask whether the new Stamp Duty changes could force property investors north of the border and explain why the latest CGT proposals mean you’ll have to be on top of your paperwork.

Weekly Tax Brief - 26 November 2015 - Autumn Statement proposals you may have missed
George Bull

26 November 2015

Now the Chancellor’s Red Box has closed for the final time this year, we take a more detailed look at Autumn Statement 2015…

Stamp duty changes favour large buy-to-let portfolios
George Bull

26 November 2015

There was a shock in store for landlords in the Autumn Statement as the Chancellor announced a three per cent stamp duty land tax surcharge on buy-to-let properties. But as ever the devil’s in the detail. On closer inspection it seems that landlords with smaller portfolios could shift their focus to Scotland, while it may be ‘business as usual’ for those with a large number of properties south of the Border – including funds and corporate bodies backed by overseas money.

Another 'Budget' , another hat, another rabbit?
George Bull

17 November 2015

Most people would like a break from the ceaseless flood of tax changes we have seen over recent years but the chance of that happening is slim to non-existent. So what can we expect from this 'Budget' and what kind of rabbit will be pulled out of the hat?

Weekly Tax Brief - 3 November 2015
George Bull

03 November 2015

In this edition of the RSM weekly tax brief, we look at the outrage caused by HMRC’s decision to tax the interest it owes to companies. We examine the latest guidance on exactly who will pay the new Scottish rate of income tax and, with less than six months before its introduction, we ask how UK employers will cope with the biggest change to PAYE since 1944.

Are HMRC bad losers?
George Bull

03 November 2015

After losing a number of court cases in recent years, HMRC now has to repay compound interest to companies that were unlawfully required to pay VAT under a 'mistake of law'.

Has the tax credits defeat left the tax system vulnerable?
George Bull

28 October 2015

The Chancellor has been dealt a hefty blow this week after his proposal to make major changes to the tax credits system was quashed. But with just a few weeks to go before the Autumn Statement, might raiding the tax system be the easy way to prevent his austerity plans derailing?

Weekly Tax Brief - 20 October 2015
George Bull

19 October 2015

In this edition of RSM's weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we cover the latest developments…

Large business compliance – HMRC risks shooting the good guys
George Bull

19 October 2015

HMRC has been consulting on changes to the way it deals with the tax affairs of large businesses, but we are concerned that their proposals will lead to additional burdens for the compliant majority of companies. Surely it would be better for HMRC to concentrate on the known high-risk companies?

Weekly Tax Brief - 13 October 2015
George Bull

12 October 2015

Round-up of the latest tax news and developments...