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Economic reality and the supply of services: looking behind the engagement letter

The Tribunal has upheld HMRC's decision that a company (Danesmoor Ltd) should not be entitled to recover input VAT incurred on professional fees for a corporate restructuring.
10 August 2015

Enterprise Investment Scheme: don’t expect Human Rights support, be sure to make a claim

The First Tier Tribunal found that a taxpayer who did not claim EIS income tax relief exemption was consequently unable later to claim the much more valuable CGT exemption when his shares were sold.
15 July 2015

Discrimination settlement did not amount to employment earnings

An employer's payment to an ex-employee pursuant to a compromise agreement, in full and final settlement of a potential race discrimination claim, does not amount to taxable earnings.
01 July 2015

Film schemes flop following HMRC review: Samarkand case 2015

In Samarkand Film Partnership No 3 and others v Revenue and Customs Commissioners, the Upper Tribunal (UT) delivered a decision in favour of HMRC to deny tax relief for partnership losses .
01 July 2015

Publication

Challenging Accelerated Payment Notices

The High Court has refused to order injunctions preventing HMRC from issuing accelerated payment notices or enforcing existing APNs.
22 May 2015

How systematic is systematic? HMRC unable to answer FOI request on the Lagarde List

Following HMRC's press release regarding its use of the Lagarde List to 'assess, collect enforce and prosecute tax offences', Burges Salmon made a Freedom of Information request.
20 May 2015

FTT rules in favour of taxpayer: succession losses can be offset against profits

The First Tier Tribunal has found that that a taxpayer that succeeded to a trade was entitled to set carried-forward pre-succession losses against all of its trading profits.
08 May 2015

The Budget 2015: EIS and VCT investment rules changes

Announced in the Budget, the Government has set out the detail of changes to the investment rules for Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and venture capital trusts (VCTs). 
08 May 2015

TOGC treatment denied by Upper Tribunal if a tenant is introduced by the buyer

The Upper Tribunal has dismissed HMRC's appeal against the first tier tribunal's decision in HMRC v Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Healthcare & Coleridge
10 March 2015

FTT ruling reversed as veranda sales for static caravans are zero-rated for VAT

The Upper Tribunal (UT) has found In Colaingrove Limited v HMRC [2015] UKUT that supplies of verandas when sold with static caravans are zero-rated for VAT.
10 March 2015

Press release

Burges Salmon acts for Infinis Energy on disposal of its hydro business

Burges Salmon has advised Infinis Energy plc on the sale of its hydro portfolio to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and H20 Power Limited for £20.5 million which completed on 3 February.
04 February 2015

HMRC found to have made mistakes in almost half of all cases reviewed/appealed in 2013/14

HMRC's Reviews and Appeals - 2013-14 contains statistics showing the outcome of reviews and appeals against HMRC tax decisions for the year 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.
22 January 2015
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