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  • Has Making Tax Digital (MTD) finally arrived?
    23rd May 2018

    Has Making Tax Digital (MTD) finally arrived?

    There have been a lot of changes to HM Revenue & Customs’ scheme to make everyone digitally report their tax liabilities since it was first mooted three years ago. Fortunately, in most cases, HMRC have listened to reason and have not introduced it in its most draconian form (yet). But to all intents and purposes, it is here. Making Tax Digital (MTD).
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  • Liquidations – entrepreneurs’ relief should not be assumed
    18th May 2018

    Liquidations – entrepreneurs’ relief should not be assumed

    Liquidation is often seen as the final stage in the lifecycle of a company. It has also been historically seen as an opportunity to extract cash in a tax efficient manner but changes introduced in 2016 which can be overlooked have complicated matters for owner managed businesses.
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  • Should law firms go public?
    18th May 2018

    Should law firms go public?

    Rosenblatt Solicitors floated this month on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), raising £31.8m, and becoming the fourth UK law firm to go public. Aside from the substantial pay outs to the equity partners what are the benefits and risks of going public?
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  • What happens if my Will is not up to date?
    25th April 2018

    What happens if my Will is not up to date?

    How up to date is your Will? Does it reflect the simple things like current addresses and, more importantly, your current wishes? Is your Will robust enough to handle an unexpected event such as, for example, one of your beneficiaries passing away before you do?
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  • I’m selling my land for development, but what are the tax consequences?
    17th April 2018

    I’m selling my land for development, but what are the tax consequences?

    This sounds like such a simple question. But the reality is that the complexities of both the tax system, and the development industry, mean that no two cases ever seem to be the same. Professional tax advice is vital in any such sale. This should be taken as soon as possible, as sometimes simple tax planning techniques undertaken sometime in advance can lead to a better tax result.
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