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PLEASE NOTE: The Archive is a historical resource and by the very nature of these tips the details of tax law might have changed since they were published, so contact your Barnes Roffe partner before acting on any matter contained in these tips.

October 29, 2015

TT228: Taxation implications of the emission scandal

As you may be aware, a proportion of diesel vehicles have been caught up in the emission scandal. In short the VW group has been accused of and has admitted to fitting devices to some vehicles which during emission testing which gives lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) readings than when driven in normal road conditions.
September 01, 2015

TT227: Patent Box Regime – rules changing 30 June 2016 so act now!

Many of you will now be aware of the Patent Box Regime (“PBR”), which has been with us for over two years. The PBR allows companies which own patents, or certain other medicinal or botanic innovation rights, to elect for the profits relating to those patents or rights to arise within a ‘Patent Box’.
Patent Box Regime
August 21, 2015

TT226: Annual Tax On Enveloped Dwellings

If you: own a residential property in a company or a partnership with a corporate member and; the property is worth more than £500k; are planning on buying a residential property in the future Read on! As you may know, the Finance Act 2013 introduced detailed provisions to deter what was perceived as avoidance activity. . .
August 04, 2015

TT225: Non Dom

Are non-UK domiciled individuals booking one way tickets out of the UK? Since the recession, attention has fallen on groups who the media and politicians feel are not paying their ‘fair share’ of tax.
July 29, 2015

TT224: Company Law update – July 2015

Corporate Directors There were proposals to prevent companies appointing corporate directors from October 2015, as well as introducing a transitional period to begin the removal of corporate directors from all companies (except for some specific exemptions). This proposal has been delayed and is expected to be introduced in summer 2016.
July 21, 2015

TT223: Employment Intermediaries – The New Rules Explained!

From 6 April 2015, many labour suppliers are subject to new quarterly reporting rules and must send information to HM Revenue & Customs about workers where they do not operate PAYE.  The rules have some surprising consequences for those who may not even realise they are affected.
June 22, 2015

TT222: Beware a hidden cost increase for the construction industry

Various changes are afoot to restructure in the construction industry to minimise the costs from a new Construction Industry Training Board (“CITB”) Levy (”the Levy”). There is a significant change now here which will potentially increase this costs to many businesses.
June 02, 2015

TT221: Do you like sharing?

One area of tax that has substantially changed over the last few years is the taxation and administration of employment related securities. Share schemes – HMRC annual reporting If your company runs a share scheme (approved or unapproved), the annual reporting forms now have to be filed electronically using HMRC’s online systems.
May 07, 2015

TT220: Close the door on cyber crime

With technology continuing to move faster than ever, businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on their computer systems and networks. In many modern organisations, both day to day operational activities and sales generating tools such as websites are completely dependent on a good technological infrastructure.
April 13, 2015

TT219: Settlement discounts

Until the start of this month, most businesses offering a Prompt Payment Discount (PPD) as part of their standard terms only accounted for VAT on the discounted price, even if the full price was subsequently paid.
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