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TAXguides

Published by ICAEW's Tax Faculty, TAXguides provide practical guidance on developments to tax practice and policy. Here you can find the latest guides sorted by tax type, including: business tax, employment tax, international taxes personal tax, property tax and VAT, as well as support on tax administration.

 

Budgets and legislation

 

TAXguide 04/17: Offshore trust changes

In TAXguide 04/17 - Offshore trust changes, Sue Moore, technical lead for private client tax matters in the Tax Faculty, provides information on the implications of changes to income tax legislation published on 26 January 2017. In particular the guide offers more details on transfer of assets and settlements legislation and has been created with input from HMRC.

TAXguide 08/15

Non-domiciliary announcements made at summer budget 2015

TAXguide 07/15

Finance Act 2015 Changes to entrepreneurs' relief

 

TAXguide 02/22: Basis Period Reform

This TAXguide provides details of the reform to the taxation of unincorporated businesses introduced through FA 2022 to take effect from April 2024.

TAXguide 09/21: Brexit – The corporate tax implications

This TAXguide analyses the corporate tax impact of Brexit on the typical cycle of outbound and inbound business operations within the UK and the EU as from 1 January 2021. It analyses them from the viewpoint of both the UK and the member states of the EU.

TAXguide 19/20: Intangible fixed assets and corporation tax deductibility

This TAXguide, written by Andrew Tall, explains the different ways that a revenue deduction can be claimed for ‘typical’ intangible fixed assets (ITFA) used by a company in a taxable business, as introduced in Finance Act 2002 under Chs 3 and 15, Pt 8, Corporation Tax Act 2009 (CTA 2009), and subsequently amended.

TAXguide 17/18: Partnership tax

In TAXguide 17/18, Andrew Constable answers a selection of the key questions raised by viewers of the Tax Faculty webinar ‘partnership tax’’, broadcast on 8 November 2018.

Employment tax

 

TAXguide 19/21 Off-payroll working: cross-border issues

Off-payroll working: guidance on clients’ off-payroll working obligations when a contractor works through an intermediary such as a personal service company across borders and/or some of the parties (client, contractor, contractor’s personal service company) are non-UK resident and/or the work is not wholly carried out in the UK, how the ‘host employer’ rules in s689 ITEPA 2003 interact, and the impact of double tax treaties.

TAXguide 08/21: COVID-19: Displaced expatriate employees

This TAXguide contains correspondence between ICAEW, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and HMRC on the statutory residence test and social security in relation to expatriate employees that have been displaced due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. This TAXguide replaces TAXguide 06/21 which predated HMRC’s reply on social security contributions.

TAXguide 01/21: Off-payroll working from April 2021

This guide provides answers to questions asked at the off-payroll working webinar presented by Steve Wade and Kate Upcraft on 23/11/20. It covers changes from April 2021 including the size of clients, overseas clients, employment status and status determination statements, deemed employment income, personal service companies and the contractor, and practitioner support.

International taxes

 

TAXguide 19/21 Off-payroll working: cross-border issues

Off-payroll working: guidance on clients’ off-payroll working obligations when a contractor works through an intermediary such as a personal service company across borders and/or some of the parties (client, contractor, contractor’s personal service company) are non-UK resident and/or the work is not wholly carried out in the UK, how the ‘host employer’ rules in s689 ITEPA 2003 interact, and the impact of double tax treaties.

TAXguide 08/21: COVID-19: Displaced expatriate employees

This TAXguide contains correspondence between ICAEW, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and HMRC on the statutory residence test and social security in relation to expatriate employees that have been displaced due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. This TAXguide replaces TAXguide 06/21 which predated HMRC’s reply on social security contributions.

TAXguide 02/21: Deemed domicile changes - trust protections

Guidance from ICAEW, STEP, and the CIOT to highlight practical issues and uncertainties in the statutory provisions for trust protections introduced by Finance (No 2) Act 2017. This guide is formed of notes prepared by the professional bodies covers issues, such as: de minimis, guarantees, property management and offshore income gains.

TAXguide 03/21: Deemed domicile changes - trust protections and OIGs

Guidance from ICAEW, STEP, and the CIOT to highlight a key issue with respect to the trust protections as introduced by Finance (No 2) Act 2017. This guide focuses on the situation where the settlor is deemed UK domiciled only under the 15-year rule and offshore income gains arise directly to the non-UK resident trust.

 

TAXguide 02/22: Basis Period Reform

This TAXguide provides details of the reform to the taxation of unincorporated businesses introduced through FA 2022 to take effect from April 2024.

TAXguide 19/21 Off-payroll working: cross-border issues

Off-payroll working: guidance on clients’ off-payroll working obligations when a contractor works through an intermediary such as a personal service company across borders and/or some of the parties (client, contractor, contractor’s personal service company) are non-UK resident and/or the work is not wholly carried out in the UK, how the ‘host employer’ rules in s689 ITEPA 2003 interact, and the impact of double tax treaties.

TAXguide 14/21 Income tax loss carry back

Finance Act 2021 introduces a new loss relief allowing trading losses incurred in 2020/21 and 2021/22 to be carried back for relief against trading profits in the preceding three tax years. In this TAXguide Rebecca Benneyworth explains the measure in detail and examines some of the complexities that arise when considering the practical implications of the loss carry back.

TAXguide 10/21: A guide to principal private residence relief

Questions around the tax treatment of someone’s principal private residence (PPR) arise with frequency and all too often the answer is not as straightforward as might first appear. This guide considers the core rules, the traps and the key items to be aware of to help clients through this area of tax law.

 

TAXguide 10/21: A guide to principal private residence relief

Questions around the tax treatment of someone’s principal private residence (PPR) arise with frequency and all too often the answer is not as straightforward as might first appear. This guide considers the core rules, the traps and the key items to be aware of to help clients through this area of tax law.

TAXguide 15/20: CGT UK property disposal reporting

The requirement for UK residents to report and pay capital gains tax (CGT) on disposals of UK residential property separately from the self assessment tax return was introduced in April 2020. The deadline is 60 days for all completions on or after 27 October 2021. Disposals occurring before this date had to be reported within 30 days. Non-residents have had an obligation since 2015. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty provides guidance on the digital service for reporting disposals to HMRC.

TAXguide 08/15

Non-domiciliary announcements made at summer budget 2015

TAXguide 07/15

Finance Act 2015 Changes to entrepreneurs' relief

TAXguide 01/14

IHT Business Property Relief - Interests in Partnerships LLPs and surplus cash holdings. Guidance agreed with HMRC (ICAEW Tax Faculty, CIOT and STEP)

Tax administration and compliance

 

TAXguide 05/21: Tax issues in 2021

In this TAXguide, Rebecca Benneyworth highlights some key tax areas for practitioners to be aware of in the early part of 2021, before the next round of announcements arrives in the March Budget.

TAXguide 02/19: Cleansing of mixed funds

This guide considers the areas of uncertainty in the Finance (No. 2) Act 2017 statutory provisions for the cleansing of mixed funds. It is formed of questions and answers from ICAEW and other professional bodies, together with comments from HMRC.

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 10/18: IR35 contract reviews

In TAXguide 10/18 Kate Cottrell explains the process required to perform an IR35 contract review, problem areas to watch out for, details of HMRC’s free service and what the implications are when things go wrong. Read a summary here, Tax Faculty members can download the full guide.

TAXguide 02/16 (TECH 06/16 TAX)

Company Distributions : transactions in securities regime and liquidation distributions targeted anti-avoidance rule. Note of meeting with HMRC on 26 January 2016 published by ICAEW Tax Faculty.

TAXguide 13/15

Use of foreign income and gains as loan collateral for a relevant debt - update

 

TAXguide 18/20: VAT MOSS – what happens following the end of the UK VAT MOSS scheme

The UK has left the EU, with 31 December 2020 marking the end of the transitional deal that has been in place since 1 February 2020. The EU departure will mean important changes for UK businesses that sell broadcasting, telecommunication and electronic (BTE) services to non-business customers (B2C) inside the EU. Neil Warren provides guidance on the key changes that will take place.

TAXguide 21/17: The tax implications of Brexit

Although many of the implications of Brexit are currently unknown, VAT and customs duties are likely to be affected. This guide outlines the potential tax consequences. This guide was updated following the publication on 23 August 2018 of guidance from HMRC as to what will happen if there is no Brexit deal.