Buying a Property: A Tax Planning Checklist

You could be forgiven for thinking that buying a property was sufficient hassle anyway, without having to bother your head about tax matters at the same time. Unfortunately, though, making the wrong decision in any of the areas mentioned below

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The Perils of the Property Company

It’s surprising how a seemingly innocuous structure for holding property can have us shivering with horror as tax advisers. One such is the parallel property holding company. The structure look likes this: a trading company occupies business premises, be they

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Mediation – Alternative Dispute Resolution

You and the Revenue Who will mediate the mediators themselves? With due apologies to the Roman poet, Juvenal, this phase is called to mind by HMRC’s way of “mediating” disputes with taxpayers, for reasons which will become apparent. These days

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Where are we on LLP’s?

To judge by the advice that a lot of accountants are giving their clients, you’d have thought that the LLP was dead. Always a minority interest, plugged by sneaky tax avoiders and those who write in the Schmidt Tax Report,

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The VATman Cometh…

Taxes are a necessary evil.  This seemingly obvious statement probably need not have been made until very recently, when an unholy alliance of journalists and politicians have somehow conspired to give the impression that paying tax is somehow meritorious:  paying

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