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U-Turn on French Wealth Tax

As was widely expected, the change in government in France has led to various changes to the French tax system, not least to the French wealth tax regime. This has been an area of continual change ...

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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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Is a single European tax regime inevitable?

Tax authorities across Europe continue to press ahead with the integration of tax regulations. A recent announcement by the EU Commission proposes new measures on minimum common standards and ...

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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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TAP in the Press!

Heather Miller has been published again in Taxation magazine – Click here to read her double feature on buying and selling a business.

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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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Budget 2012 – How does it affect you?

While there were some surprises in the Chancellor’s speech, a lot was widely predicted in advance and the usual story of “winners and losers” seems to have prevailed.

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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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