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Isle of Man to share clients bank information with the UK

A deal has been made with the Isle of Man which will see details of bank accounts held on the Island revealed to HMRC, under the terms of an automatic exchange of information. It has been speculated ...

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Whistleblower reveals offshore HSBC accounts

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the UK tax authorities, have obtained details of every British client of HSBC in Jersey after a whistleblower secretly ...

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Avoid late filing and payment penalties

It was well publicised that HMRC expected a windfall of up to £600 million as a result new late filing rules introduced last year. The new rules resulted in penalties being charged, even if taxpayers ...

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A Harsh Climate - HMRC windfall from new penalties

HMRC have announced a massive £600million windfall from individual taxpayers failing to submit their 2010-11 tax returns on time. Our previous blog highlighted the harsh new penalty regime, and it ...

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Rental fun and (Olympic) games!

So you’ve secured your tenant, renewed your Gas Safety Certificate (I hope!) and organised your alternative accommodation as of 28 July 2012; but have you considered the tax consequences of letting ...

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UK Tax Residence, any clearer?

At present, an individual’s UK tax residence position is based on some limited statutory rules and a wealth of case law, established HMRC practice and published HMRC guidance.

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File your old tax returns now to avoid large penalties

HMRC's latest campaign the 'Tax Return Initiative', was launched on 3 July, aimed specifically at higher-rate taxpayers who have been told to submit a self-assessment return for 2009/10 or earlier, ...

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SEIS - tax incentives for seed capital

In a welcome move from the Treasury, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) came into force on 6 April 2012. In essence, the scheme allows individuals to invest up to £100,000 as seed capital ...

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Pensions - Make your fixed protection pension claim by 5 April 2012?

The lifetime allowance is the maximum value a pension fund can be at your nominated retirement date without the excess being subject to tax charges. From 6 April 2012 this allowance will be reduced ...

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Budget Day is coming - time to top up your pension?

In the absence of a crystal ball, there is no way of knowing for sure how tax relief will be affected by the upcoming Budget on 21 March. Having said that, there is always the possibility that higher ...

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