Tax Aware

Tax Aware

Issue 5
HMRC and Unexplained Wealth Orders

HMRC and Unexplained Wealth Orders

On 31 January 2018, the same legislation that brought into force the two new corporate offences of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion in September 2017, also introduced new powers that require individuals to explain the source of assets.

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Act now to limit penalties for offshore tax liabilities

Act now to limit penalties for offshore tax liabilities

Now is the time to act if you may have offshore assets or income for which you haven't fully declared your UK income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax liabilities.

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New EMI plans on hold

New EMI plans on hold

Enterprise Management Incentive ("EMI") Plans are the most widely used tax-advantaged incentive arrangements offered by HMRC.

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Digital tax: a virtual certainty?

Digital tax: a virtual certainty?

As part of the Spring Statement on 13 March 2018, the UK government presented an updated position paper on digital taxation, i.e. the taxation of the user-generated value of businesses selling online advertising space, providing digital intermediary activities or selling user-derived data.

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Clampdown on tax arrangements of freelancers impacts both individuals and agencies

Clampdown on tax arrangements of freelancers impacts both individuals and agencies

In recent years, HMRC has increasingly targeted the 'disguised employment' of self-employed people.

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Land Transaction Tax replaces SDLT in Wales

Land Transaction Tax replaces SDLT in Wales

On 1 April 2018, Land Transaction Tax (LTT) replaced Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for properties purchased in Wales.

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Proposed tax changes for entrepreneurs and VC investors

Proposed tax changes for entrepreneurs and VC investors

Two noteworthy proposals in relation to growth companies emerged in the Spring Statement.

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