When it comes to R&D Tax Relief, software development is one area which has historically been challenging for both companies and advisers. Identifying whether a project qualified for relief could be difficult. Whilst it is easy sometimes to overlook “the other side of the fence”, these types of claims also 
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Social Investment Tax Relief: doing well and doing good Recognising the growing importance of “impact investment”, with investors seeking investments with social and environmental benefits as well as financial returns, Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) offers valuable tax reliefs to investors to social enterprises. Social enterprises include charities, community interest 
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LAND REMEDIATION RELIEF – THE KNOTTY PROBLEM OF JAPANESE KNOTWEED AND OTHER LAND CONTAMINATES It might appear strange to consider Japanese knotweed in the context of a tax article, however, knotweed (which is particularly invasive and destructive) is perhaps the only plant specifically referred to in many thousands of pages 
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Crypto asset tax : The New HMRC Guidance Update… In December 2018, HMRC released their long-awaited policy paper on the appropriate tax treatment of cryptoassets. This being HMRC’s second paper on this, the first being published in 2014. The paper goes some way in undertaking the difficult task of marrying 
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What was NC26? NC26 (New Clause 26) was a cross party amendment to the Finance Bill proposed by the Liberal Democrat MP, Sir Edward Davey MP. In short, it asked for a review of the Government’s highly controversial, and deeply pernicious, April 2019 Loan Charge (“loan charge”).  The amendment passed 
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The Chancellor announced important changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief in his 29 October 2018 Budget Statement. As discussed in a previous post, the changes as drafted had wide-ranging, and it is assumed untended, consequences. In particular, the new legislation as drafted could have denied Entrepreneurs’ Relief to any shares in companies 
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Inheritance tax and specialty debts: not so special? Following consultation with professional bodies, HMRC has updated its guidance on the inheritance tax treatment of specialty debts. A specialty debt is: a debt made by deed, or a deed which records or creates obligations, or a debt incurred by way of 
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While it was ten years at the end of October since Satoshi Nakamoto’s paper conceiving of Bitcoin as a peer-to-peer electronic cash system, it was only in mid-2017 that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies became mainstream. Many accountants will be grappling with the implications of cryptocurrencies as they work to complete 
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UK Budget 2018 – Tax Changes & Tax Planning for 2019 & Beyond. Despite speculation that the Chancellor would announce further restrictions to pensions tax relief, and fears that Entrepreneurs’ Relief might be scrapped, there were few surprises. More striking were the absences, with Brexit very much the elephant in 
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Domicile and The New Deemed Domicile Rules, HMRC Guidance & Notes The concept of domicile dates back to the Roman Empire and is generally described as a person’s permanent home. Although often referred to in a tax context, domicile is much broader and is rooted in private international law, which 
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