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New South Africa double tax treaty will affect Mauritius holding company structures, said expert

A new double tax treaty between South Africa and Mauritius will allow South Africa to tax some repatriations of profit on investments in South Africa structured through a Mauritian holding company, according to Eloise Walker a tax expert at Pinsent Masons,... 24 Jun 2015

Property raids by HMRC increase again as pressure to prosecute tax evasion rises, says expert

The number of property raids conducted by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) increased by a further 19% in the year to March 2015, partly as a result of pressure on the tax authority to increase prosecutions for criminal tax evasion, an expert has said. 23 Jun 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • Diverted profits tax regime

    This guide provides an introduction to the UK's Diverted Profits Tax (DPT). DPT is aimed at multinationals operating in the UK and is primarily an anti-avoidance measure.

  • Special companies in the Qatar Financial Centre

    In 2012 the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) introduced new light touch special company regulations covering the establishment, regulation and operation of holding companies and special purpose companies.

  • The Qatar Financial Centre

    The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is an attractive location from which to carry on business in Qatar with 100% foreign ownership permitted.

  • Setting up a subsidiary in the UK – key tax issues

    This guide explains the key tax issues which apply when setting up a subsidiary in the UK. It assumes that the subsidiary will be a private company limited by shares (although other legal forms are available).

  • 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...

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Expertise in Corporate Tax

Over the last few years the pressure to increase tax revenues has led to continued complex changes to tax legislation, coupled with a more aggressive approach to tax planning from HMRC. Our team of lawyers, accountants and former HMRC officers gives us a broad perspective and enables us to guide you through the maze of complex rules to help you achieve your business objectives.

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