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Tax avoidance

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to tax avoidance and ensuring compliance with UK tax regime.

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Features and articles

Will the BEPS initiative really work?

20 January 2020: the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has announced plans to shake up a century of international tax law. However, 12 EU states voted against rules to force big tech companies to reveal profits and tax payments in each member state. Are the Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS) proposals really the best chance of a successful global response to tax avoidance?

Webinars and recordings

Disguised remuneration, contractor loans and the 2019 charge

Since our original webinar in August 2018, several key milestones have passed, more is now known about the information which must be provided, the potential penalties and what help is available. In this webinar, Rebecca Benneyworth reprises the earlier recording and brings viewers up to date.

TAAR very much - Reconstructions and winding up

First broadcast on 1 December 2018. In this webinar Sarah Ghaffari will be joined by Pete Miller to discuss the tax implications of corporate reconstructions, from the tax treatment of distributions to stamp duty charges.

TAXguide 11/18: the settlements legislation

In TAXguide 11/18 Sarah Godfrey explores the settlements legislation and what it means for the family business, the Arctic Systems case and HMRC’s views of the rules as they currently apply.

TAXGUIDE 02/16

Company distributions - transactions in securities regime and liquidation distributions targeted anti-avoidance rule

TAXGUIDE 01/16

Transactions in Securities: Company Distributions

TAXguide 07/15

Finance Act 2015 Changes to entrepreneurs' relief

TAXguide 03/14

Partnerships - salaried members rules for LLPs

TAXguide 05/13

HMRC Comments on treatment of liabilities for inheritance tax purposes

TAXguide 05/12

Guidance on Aggressive tax avoidance schemes – what you need to bear in mind

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What everyone needs to know about tax

A straightforward explanation of tax and the policy behind it for non-specialists, with coverage of recent controversies and illustrative case studies.

Anti-avoidance

HM Revenue & Customs and the government have recently taken a more aggressive stance on tax avoidance schemes, even though the schemes do not conflict with the letter of the law. This has taken the form of a general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR), regulations on transfer pricing, disclosure stipulations and stiffer penalties for non-compliance.

Anti-avoidance

HM Revenue & Customs and the government have recently taken a more aggressive stance on tax avoidance schemes, even though the schemes do not conflict with the letter of the law. This has taken the form of a general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR), regulations on transfer pricing, disclosure stipulations and stiffer penalties for non-compliance.

UK tax system: an introduction, The (3rd edition)

Guide to the UK tax system for tax practitioners and students.

VAT and property : guidance on the application of VAT to UK property transactions and the property sector

A practical guide to applying VAT to UK property transactions.

Tax havens today: the benefits and pitfalls of banking and investing offshore

How to reduce taxes by by moving your business offshore.

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