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EU adds 10 countries to blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions18 Mar 2019

Spring Statement: HMRC finds out about 5.67m offshore accounts 15 Mar 2019

Out-Law Guides

  • Family investment companies

    A family investment company (FIC) can be an attractive alternative to a trust as a vehicle to preserve family wealth and mitigate taxes. A FIC typically has lower running costs than a trust and enables those who establish it to retain a degree of control....

  • Requirement to correct offshore tax non-compliance

    UK taxpayers who have underpaid income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax involving offshore matters must correct past non-compliance before 30 September 2018 or face penalties which could be as much as two or three times the unpaid tax. There is also...

  • Penalties for enablers of offshore evasion

    A person or company can penalised if they 'enable' offshore UK tax evasion or non-compliance by others. Policies and procedures designed to prevent companies from committing the corporate criminal offences of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion...

  • UK register of trust ownership

    This guide was updated in December 2017

  • Common Reporting Standard

    The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is a way for countries to automatically exchange information about non-residents holding bank accounts and other financial accounts offshore.  By September 2018 over 100 jurisdictions should be making annual exchanges...

  • The Contractual Disclosure Facility

    The Contractual Disclosure Facility (CDF) is part of a drive in recent years by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to 'crack down' on tax evaders and "close the tax gap".  The CDF is the newest incarnation of Code of Practice 9 - a process which is used...

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UK tax disputes backlog continues to increase 08 Mar 2019

New SDLT surcharge proposed for non-UK resident homebuyers 15 Feb 2019

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In an ever changing world having the right adviser is crucial to meet your tax obligations and where possible mitigate your tax exposure.

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