15% Stamp Duty Land Tax – more devils lurking in the detail

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From March 2014, the threshold for the highest rate of SDLT – 15% – was reduced to £500,000 for certain transactions. It applies when a company, or a partnership with at least one corporate partner, […]

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Hedging your bets on interest

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The tax pitfalls and planning opportunities arising from the receipt of redress from the banks for mis-sold interest rate hedging products (IRHP) need careful review. Compensation may be due to a business where it has […]

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You must check your EU customer’s VAT numbers

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A recent case has highlighted an oft overlooked problem when a UK located supplier sells goods or services to businesses located in other European Union states. When making such sales, the standard single market rules […]

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Film Partnership Schemes: It’s a Wrap!

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Investors in film production partnerships need to act quickly to avoid a new assault on tax avoidance schemes. Customers who were persuaded to purchase film partnership schemes to save tax have maybe only a few […]

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New Employee Share Arrangements – what you need to know

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As you may be aware, from the 6 April 2014 the way Employee Share arrangements are notified to and dealt with by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has changed. Failure to comply with the new […]

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Non-executive Directors – how are the fees taxed?

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Background The correct tax treatment of Non Executive directors is a complex area that is often misunderstood, leading to PAYE errors and penalties arising. Historically some non-execs have used Personal Service Companies (PSCs) to invoice […]

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VAT on commercial property – the biggest VAT bill you will ever pay?

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The Bishop Fleming VAT team have had a flurry of cases recently assisting clients with options to tax that have been improperly documented. If you buy a new commercial property, one that is less than […]

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Bishop Fleming moves to Plymouth’s waterfront

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Britain’s fastest growing Top 40 accountancy firm, Bishop Fleming, has moved its Plymouth office to the city’s waterfront. Having opened its first office in Plymouth in 1965, Bishop Fleming acquired the city’s business of Grant […]

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) applies to land transactions and the rate of tax varies from nil to 15% with the scope of the highest rate substantially extended. The potential for unexpected charges and double […]

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Illegal Dividends and Loan Accounts – Ignorance is not an Excuse

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It is common practice for a company director/shareholder to take the majority of their pay as dividends with either no salary or a very low one and yes, the director has saved money from going to […]

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