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.
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…
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?