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General Anti Abuse Rule (GAAR)

Tax Avoidance and the new General Anti Abuse Rule (GAAR) are very mcuh flavour of the month and the making consistent headlines most recently with Margaret Hodge MP in an article published in the Guardian.

Is your home really your main residence?

HMRC has recently successfully contested a claim by a taxpayer that her “home” was her principal private residence consequently denying capital gains tax relief.

More "Tax Havens" to disclose bank details of British Taxpayers

Anguila, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands have signed an agreement to share information with the UK. Details of names, addresses and account balances will be provided.

Are you behind with your Tax Returns?

Now is the time to act. HMRC have recently announced an amnesty.

Tax return silly season

"Tax return silly season", the month where we complete the vast bulk of our clients tax returns under great pressure from the filing deadline on 31st January.

2013-14 Year end tax planning opportunities

One reason that some people pay more tax than they need is because they do not seize the opportunities open to them. Below is a summary for some tax saving opportunities to consider not letting slip through your fingers before 5 April.

Auto enrolment are you prepared?

Companies are legally obliged to deal with auto-enrolment and may face large fines if they don't.