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Use of APN power could backfire on HMRC, says expert

OPINION: New power designed to help Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) recover tax from users of UK tax avoidance schemes could backfire heavily and leave HMRC overwhelmed and struggling even to fulfil its basic duties. 25 Jul 2014

VAT not recoverable on fees for accountants' report to banks on a refinancing, says Court of Appeal

VAT which was paid by travel company Airtours on fees of accountants PwC to provide a report to Airtours' lenders as part of a refinancing of the group was not recoverable by Airtours, according to a decision of the Court of Appeal .  25 Jul 2014

Out-Law Guides

  • Tax Disputes: Follower Notices and Accelerated Payments

    New provisions, which came into force on 17 July 2014, are designed to remove the cashflow advantage for the taxpayer that currently exists in relation to most direct tax disputes and to help HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to clear the backlog of disputes...

  • Tax and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as asset transfers, employment, issues for directors, real estate, pensions, litigation, third party contracts...

  • Tax and procurement

    This guide was updated in March 2014

  • Financial Transaction Tax

    This guide was updated in May 2014 .      

  • Worldwide Debt Cap

    This guide was last updated in May 2014.

  • Patent box regime

    This guide was updated in May 2014.

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Accelerated tax payment provisions to be extended to NIC avoidance schemes

New provisions requiring accelerated payment of tax in certain tax avoidance schemes, which became law last week, will be extended to National Insurance Contributions (NICs) two months after the National Insurance Contributions Bill 2014 becomes law, the government... 22 Jul 2014

Tullow Oil set to challenge Ugandan tax tribunal ruling

UK-based Tullow Oil is set to challenge a ruling by a tax appeals tribunal in Uganda which has ordered the company to pay $407 million in capital gains tax (CGT) relating to the partial sale of stakes in oil fields in the country two years ago. 22 Jul 2014

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Expertise in Corporate Tax

We provide the full range of corporate tax and advisory services to our clients. Our experience includes indirect taxation and customs duties. Our team of lawyers, accountants and former HMRC officers gives us a broad perspective and enables us to view tax issues in the way that your business does.

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