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For many people, their home is their most valuable asset and can give rise to a significant inheritance tax liability on their death (or the death of the surviving spouse).
If you are planning to purchase a foreign property, there are some legal issues you should consider first, including how you will own the property, taxation and inheritance.
If a married couple (or civil partners) jointly own an asset, then the income from the asset is automatically assessed on them 50:50 for tax purposes.
Accountants can draw some comfort following the recent Court of Appeal decision in Mehjoo v Harben Barker.
Relief will be available for new properties completed after 1 October 2013 and before 30 September 2016 that are unoccupied for the first 18 months after completion.
The costs to the NHS of outsourced pathology services will increase following a (reluctant) decision of the First-Tier Tax Tribunal.
Mills & Reeve has advised Trinity College on its acquisition of Dunsfold Park near Cranleigh in Surrey at a total cost of just more than £50m.
The NAO has issued a report examining how HMRC monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of Gift Aid reliefs, and how it tries to deal with tax avoidance, fraud and error in relation to tax reliefs on donations.
Mills & Reeve has merged with George Davies Solicitors, increasing its national insolvency and recovery team by 50 per cent.
The Upper Tribunal has held that the holding of balls by a students’ union, was not an exempt supply under the exemption for cultural services.
Individuals who fund a connected company with debt will no longer be entitled to a reduction in their taxable earnings where the company suffers a transfer pricing charge relating to the interest on that debt.
The Cup Trust raised £176m from donations during its first two years but distributed just £55,000 to charity and claimed approximately £46m in Gift Aid.
Under this new policy, in force since April 2013 but amplified by a new iteration in July 2013, bidders for government contracts valued at more than £5m must self-certify their tax compliance.
Mills & Reeve publishes third edition of Farm Tenancies book.
There have been some interesting Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) cases in the last few months.
VAT problems in store? download
Changes to the VAT treatment of self-storage facilities make it very important for landlords to know what use their tenants are actually putting their property.
The chancellor’s decision to cut beer tax in this year’s budget, while at the same time increasing duty on wine, has been met with strong complaints from the wine industry.
The Tax Tribunal has concluded that the transaction between the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health and Coleridge was a TOGC.
Landlords with empty premises are exploiting a tax break intended for charities to avoid paying business rates.
The Charity Commission has announced a statutory inquiry into the Cup Trust but it could be argued that HMRC as much to blame.