Tax dangers for UK charities with US interests

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Over 200 UK charities have had their US tax exemption automatically cancelled without them even being told, meaning that tax breaks on gifts made to these charities by US donors face being reduced. There are […]

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Taxpayers warned of new tax office powers

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Individual taxpayers throughout the UK are being contacted by their advisers about new tax office powers to see overseas information. Bishop Fleming clients are being contacted as part of this government-led requirement. Financial and tax advisers […]

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Summer Finance Bill deferred until the autumn

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A selection of updated draft clauses have been published by the government in anticipation of a second Finance Bill for 2017, the introduction of which has been deferred from the summer to the autumn. The clauses […]

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Queen’s Speech June 2017

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The Queen’s Speech on 21 June 2017 set out what the government plans to do over the next two years and in particular on Brexit. Eight of the twenty four draft bills in the Speech relate to the […]

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General Election – tax promises

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With a general election on 8 June 2017, the main political parties have published their manifestos. We take a look at what each are saying on tax. If there is a Conservative government after the election, […]

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Brexit – life begins at 50

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Bishop Fleming’s VAT Director, Wendy Andrews, highlights the potential issues for businesses and consumers of Brexit following the government’s triggering of Article 50 to leave the EU. The phoney war has ended and the UK begins the process […]

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Serial tax avoider rules – action needed before 6 April 2017

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If you have participated in a tax avoidance scheme, you may have limited time in which to take action to protect your interests, otherwise you could be branded a Serial Tax Avoider (STA) by the […]

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Call for action on the taxation of Image Rights

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The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended that the government takes urgent action to address image rights taxation. It wants to see reforms included in the next Finance Bill to ensure related tax revenue is no […]

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Advance Payment Notices: we can help

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The tax office’s crackdown on avoidance schemes continues apace with its on-going issue of Advance Payment Notices (APNs) and Partner Payment Notices (PPNs). Many who invested in such avoidance schemes currently under enquiry with the […]

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Autumn Statement 2016 at a glance

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Key tax announcements of 23 November 2016 Autumn Statement. This Autumn Statement was effectively a number of firsts. It was Philip Hammond’s first Budget as Chancellor; the first Budget of the Theresa May Government; and the […]

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