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Partnership taxation

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW on the taxation of partnerships within the UK business tax regime

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Reflections on entrepreneurs' relief

Farmers have been able to claim entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) on qualifying gains made since 5 April 2008, paying just 10% tax. This article reflects on the conditions with references made to case decisions.

Partnership taxation: HMRC sets sights on partners with tax proposals

HMRC’s internal issues with the tax treatment of partners could lead to an unwieldy tax framework for partnerships if the proposals in the latest consultation on the tax treatment of partners gets the go-ahead. Mark Cawthron, specialist tax writer at CCH, unpicks the proposals.

The penalties of partnership conflict

What happens when accounting disagreements arise within a partnership? Julie Butler highlights recent tribunals which give guidance.

Legal set out ownership and valuation clearly tax avoid traps with careful business design

The article explains the legal issues when a farming partnership comes to an end because of the retirement, bankruptcy or death of a partner.

ATED and the impact on farming companies

The advantage of low corporation tax rates has made incorporation a very attractive proposition, leading to the establishment of a flurry of corporate partners within partnership structures.

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Partnerships

A full chapter on the taxation of partnerships, including limited partnerships and LLPs. The key piece of legislation is the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005.

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Useful links

Some resources that we link to may pre-date the latest amendments to the relevant tax regulations. While these links contain useful information, please treat them with appropriate caution.

Partnership Manual

HMRC internal manual providing guidance on business partnerships and how they are taxed in the UK. It covers Self Assessment, calculating taxable profits, mixed member partnerships and international aspects, LLPs, and other tax obligations.

Reform of partnership taxation

Article providing a summary of the new rules for partnership taxation, the implications of reforms and how businesses should prepare for the changes. It discusses nominee and bare trustee partner arrangements, partnerships as partners, and investment partnerships with non-UK resident partners.

Partnership taxation: Forthcoming changes

Bulletin explaining new rules on partnership taxation affecting nominee arrangements, allocation of partnership profits, tiered partnerships, and investment partnerships.

Proposed changes to partnership taxation

Article covering changes to tax rules relating to partnerships and LLPs with more detailed discussion of bare trusts, allocation of profits or losses, basis periods for indirect partners, partnership returns, investment partnerships, and shares of profits and losses.

Partnership taxation: proposals to clarify tax treatment

Draft legislation and explanatory note detailing proposed changes to income tax calculations for certain partnerships as part of Finance Bill 2017-18. The policy paper gives an overview of the background and proposals.

Tax factsheet: Partnership taxation

Factsheet explaining the rules re-attributing profits in mixed member partnerships and the salaried members rules applying to LLPs.

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