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TQOTW: EU FIFTH MONEY LAUNDERING DIRECTIVE

TQOTW: EU FIFTH MONEY LAUNDERING DIRECTIVE

What is the Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive and how will this impact my clients? The Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) is to be implemented by January 2020 into UK law. Although the UK has committed to leaving the EU it still intends to implement the...

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TQOTW: SDLT HIGHER RATES TRANSACTION

TQOTW: SDLT HIGHER RATES TRANSACTION

My clients, a married couple, own a property that is their main residence and are entering into a transaction to purchase two dwellings that are next to each other, one of which will be their new main residence. They have been advised they will have to pay the...

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TQOTW: SHARE REDUCTION

TQOTW: SHARE REDUCTION

My client originally subscribed for 50,000 £1 shares when he set up his company. He now feels that the company is over capitalised and would like to return some of the share capital back to himself. He wonders whether the company could enter into a share buy-back or...

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TQOTW: BARE TRUST

TQOTW: BARE TRUST

I am looking at gifting my child a sum of money. What are the income tax consequences if I use a bare trust to do so? There is no definition of a bare trust in the income tax legislation. Put simply, a bare trust is one where the beneficiary has the absolute right to...

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Tax Question Of The Week: TQOTW: SDLT RE HOME

Tax Question Of The Week: TQOTW: SDLT RE HOME

Q: My client and his wife own a house in Devon and a flat in London. My client stays at the London flat for three/four nights only in working weeks but they made a PPR election nominating the London flat when they purchased it. The Devon property is my client’s family...

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Tax Question Of The Week: LOAN CHARGE REPORTING

Tax Question Of The Week: LOAN CHARGE REPORTING

Q: My client has arranged for their company to process the ‘loan charge’ in relation to all of their outstanding loans from an EFRBS scheme, as well as paid the company the tax and employee NIC (to avoid the benefit in kind). Does this mean everything is resolved now,...

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Tax Question Of The Week: PENSION DEDUCTIONS

Tax Question Of The Week: PENSION DEDUCTIONS

We have received many queries from payroll departments on how to process refunds of pension contributions when auto-enrolment and opting out span a tax year. There is also some confusion about relief at source and net pay pension schemes so we hope this article helps...

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