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A recent ruling saw HMRC attempt to recover tax of £1.2m (under the IR35 provisions) from television presenter Lorraine Kelly, claiming that she was an employee of ITV, as opposed 
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PROFITS, POLITICS, TAX AND PERCEPTION Since long before I was born, politicians the world over have been dangling the prospect of favourable changes to their respective tax systems before voters 
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Introduction: Tax avoidance and weaponisation If you ask the man on the street the following questions: Does HMRC have sufficient powers to crackdown on tax avoidance? Has HMRC been successful 
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Tax name and shame game In his 19th-century heyday, Phineas T Barnum was renowned as a showman, promoter, serial entrepreneur and even a politician. Even though he died more than 
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Yesterday we heard an announcement which could spell the decline of the BOTS. That’s the British Overseas Territories, rather than our mechanoid friends. For example, the list of British Overseas 
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New criminal tax offences Background – new criminal tax offences As tax advisers we find ourselves dipping more and more into criminal law and things don’t seem as though they 
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Tax avoidance – Caveat I will start with an International Consortium of Journalists (“ICIJ”) style caveat that “there are legitimate uses for offshore companies and trusts. We do not intend 
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How do offshore trusts work? A trust or settlement is a legal relationship between three parties; the settlor, the trustees and the beneficiaries. The settlor transfers funds or assets to 
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Introduction – Disguised remuneration April 2019 loan charge Historically, many firms entered into planning that essentially were arrangements which allowed a company to reward its employees via a loan made 
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The regulations providing for the commencement date for the new corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent tax evasion were introduced on 12 July 2017. These new offences are contained in 
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