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The Tax area has information and guidance on technical and practical tax matters. There are links to events, the latest tax news and the Tax Faculty’s publications, including helpsheets, webinars and Tax representations.

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Finance Act 2019

The Finance Act 2019 received Royal Assent on 12 February 2019. It was originally introduced to Parliament as Finance (No.3) Bill 2018. On this page you can find guidance, parliamentary papers, representations and other commentary on the Bill's progress into law.

The NHS, Brexit and more: TAXtalk Budget 2018

Two days after the 2018 Budget, Frank Haskew and Anita Monteith from the Tax Faculty, were joined by ICAEW's Public Sector Director Ross Campbell to discuss Philip Hammond's announcements.

ICAEW Rep 115/18: Budget Autumn 2018

ICAEW's Tax Faculty has responded to HM Treasury's invitation for comments ahead of the 2018 Budget. The response concludes that there should be no new policy initiatives on tax at this time. Attention should instead be given to enabling taxpayers easily to fulfil their obligations and to understand their entitlements. Coping with HMRC’s digital systems has been made more difficult by the number of policy changes.

Practical guidance, commentary and support on the taxation of business, including: capital allowances, entrepreneurs relief and corporation tax, as well as the taxation of partnerships, the self-employed and charities. 

A limited period of time

Rachael Dronfield examines a First-tier Tribunal decision concerning whether a minimum period applies to holding an interest in possession for entrepreneurs’ relief.

Support and guidance on taxation under the devolved governments of the UK; Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Devolved taxes

In this webinar Charlotte Barbour, director of taxation, ICAS, and Frank Haskew, Head of Tax, ICAEW provide an overview of the devolved tax powers, and pointers to areas where care needs to be taken when advising clients across the UK.

Practical guidance, commentary and support on employment taxation, including: benefits and expenses, company car tax, national insurance, PAYE and real-time information, and the taxation of intermediaries.
Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to international taxation regimes.

DAC6: EU Mandatory Disclosure Regime

This webinar addresses the practical issues raised by the introduction of the Finance Act 2019, including challenges for tax advisers, how firms are approaching compliance and an overview of the challenges for tax payers.

Making tax digital

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to personal taxation, covering areas including: capital gains tax, income tax, inheritance tax, pensions, residence and domicile, savings and investments and trusts

Taking a risk with venture capital schemes

In the run up to the 2017 Autumn Budget, there were some concerning rumours that the Treasury had decided that the venture capital schemes (ie, venture capital trusts (VCTs), the enterprise investment scheme (EIS) and seed enterprise investment scheme (SEIS)) did not deliver value for money to the UK taxpayer and that they were focussed on providing tax reliefs for wealthy individuals. There were even rumours that the EIS and SEIS were going to be abolished completely.

Professional standards

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to the taxation of property in the UK regime, covering areas such as: ATED (annual tax on enveloped dwellings), business rates and stamp duty land tax. 

Property issues - top tips

In times of continuing changing partnerships, we see many property transactions within GP partnership accounts, there are several key areas to be aware of.

CGT Private residence relief

FAQ on whether a client can benefit from Private Residence Relief and Lettings Relief, even though the property, which was once their only or main residence, has been let out for several years.

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to stamp duty land tax in the UK regime. 
Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to the administration of the UK tax regime, covering agents work with HMRC and tax returns, as well as the compliance issues, including appeals and investigations, avoidance, evasion, money laundering and penalties.

ICAEW works to support tax reform

Reforming property taxes for business – what are the options?

Taxing business properties form an important part of the tax base for many countries, but they are often complex and in an increasingly online world can be irrelevant to an organisation’s turnover. The time has come to overhaul business property tax systems and here ICAEW outlines the options.

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to VAT under the UK tax regime. 

VAT - box 7

FAQ on how an architect client should treat his occasional outsourcing to other architect firms, who are not VAT registered, and whether their work should be entered in box 7.