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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 03/23: R&D tax relief for accounting periods spanning 1 April 2023

The rates of research and development (R&D) tax relief have changed for expenditure incurred on or after 1 April 2023. In addition, the change in corporation tax rates from the same date means that the results for periods spanning 1 April 2023 must be time apportioned. This TAXguide uses examples to demonstrate the interaction of these changes.

TAXguide 02/23: Associated companies

The reintroduction of two rates of corporation tax from 1 April 2023 means that the associated company rules now apply. This TAXguide provides a high-level guide to the associated company rules.

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. The TAXguide has also been updated for more recent changes and is up to date as of 10 October 2023.

Employment tax

 

TAXguide 04/23: Payroll and rewards update 2023 – Q&A

ICAEW's Tax Faculty hosted a payroll and rewards webinar on 16 April 2023. This TAXguide shares to the answers raised at that webinar covering topics such as rates, thresholds, payroll, P11Ds, pension contributions and residence.

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.

International taxes

 

TAXguide 06/23: A basic guide to pillar two

Pillar two is part of a package of initiatives agreed at OECD level by territories worldwide to tackle the challenges of taxing multinational enterprises (MNEs) cross-border. In the UK, it will be known as the multinational top-up tax and domestic top-up tax that will apply for accounting periods beginning on or after 31 December 2023.

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 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 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.

TAXguide 08/15

Non-domiciliary announcements made at summer budget 2015

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 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.

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 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.