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Posts Tagged ‘tax avoidance’

The Panama effect

There is a fine line between legitimate tax planning and tax evasion. In fact, over the last few years it could be said that the line is becoming ever thinner as governmental and public pressure encourage individuals and organisations not simply to obey the letter of the tax law but add a moral layer to…

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Tax Treaties Anti-Avoidance legislation

N.B. On 9 September 2011 the Government announced that in view of concerns raised it has “decided not to proceed further with the consultation on the proposed legislation and will not include it in Finance Bill 2012.” The recent announcement of the agreement between Swiss and UK authorities in respect of taxation on investments held…

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Furnished Holiday Lettings Rules

The Government has recently published revised proposals for new rules on the taxation of furnished holiday lettings (FHLs). According to the Government’s own figures, approximately 25% of existing FHL businesses will cease to qualify under the proposed new rules. Simon Newsham summarises the Government’s proposals below. What are the existing rules for FHLs? In general,…

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