HMRC discovery assessment – is it valid? By Mark McLaughlin

HMRC discovery assessment – is it valid? By Mark McLaughlin

The power of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to make discovery assessments is a powerful one. It broadly enables HMRC to (among other things) assess additional tax resulting from tax return errors, if certain conditions are satisfied. The discovery assessment legislation is a contentious area. The provisions are relatively brief and widely drawn, resulting in. Read more

Charging rent for business premises – A CGT pitfall by Mark McLaughlin

Charging rent for business premises – A CGT pitfall by Mark McLaughlin

Mark McLaughlin warns that company shareholders who personally own the trading premises and charge their company rent for occupying it to achieve income tax and National Insurance contributions savings may be faced with a future capital gains tax headache.  The government’s reform of the taxation of dividends from 6 April 2016 is likely to mean. Read more

Accountex 2016 Highlights

Accountex 2016 Highlights

May 2016 brought our 4th year attendance at the annual Accountex show at the Excel centre in London. This event is for Accountancy professionals from all divisions in the sector and this year over 6000 delegates attended the show. Accountex is a two day event held and delegates can attend seminars, network and of course. Read more

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