Case note: Lynton Exports (Alsager) Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2022] UKFTT 00224 (TC)

Author: Julia Glukhikh, - 01 Aug 2022
Corporation Tax | Tax

As HMRC continue to apply the Kittel principle to increasing numbers of industries and businesses, taxpayers need to be vigilant about evidential requirements that HMRC must fulfil in order to discharge their burden of proof. Read JHA’s latest insight into the First-tier Tribunal’s decision in Lynton Exports (Alsager) Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2022] UKFTT 00224 (TC).

If you require any further information about the Kittel, Mecsek, and Ablessio principles, or any other allegations by HMRC of fraud or fraudulent abuse, please contact Iain MacWhannell (imw@jha.com).

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Preparing for the Possibility of a Domicile Enquiry

Author: Helen McGhee, - 01 Aug 2022
HMRC | Non-Doms | Non-Dom Status | Tax Evasion | Tax

Helen McGhee, a director and chartered tax advisor at Joseph Hague Aaronson, explores who might be vulnerable to an HMRC enquiry on domicile and how best to deal with such enquiries.

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The Kittel Principle - Sweet Sixteen

Author: JHA - 24 Jun 2022
HMRC | Tax

The following is an article written by David Bedenham about HMRC’s wide-ranging application of the ‘Kittel principle’. The current focus appears to very much be on the labour supply industry and the allegation of ‘Mini Umbrella Company Fraud’ (or ‘MUC Fraud’).  This article highlights the need for taxpayers to get specialist advice at an early stage when faced with a Kittel decision. If you have any queries about Kittel-related issues or similar denials of input VAT or assessments to VAT, please contact Iain MacWhannell (imw@jha.com).

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What is domicile and why does it matter for tax?

Author: Tom O’Reilly, - 13 May 2022
HMRC | Tax | Private Client

A quick review of the fundamental principle of domicile, why it matters for tax, and what the current political landscape has in store.

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Tax note: Financial Institution Notices (FIN)

Author: Nahuel Acevedo-Peña, - 10 Mar 2022
HMRC | Tax Transparency

Understanding paragraph 4A of Schedule 36 to the Finance Act (“FA”)

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SHORT CASE REPORT FTT DECISION – EXCISE DUTY - Cantina Levorato SRL v. HMRC [2021] UKFTT 461 (TC)

Author: Nahuel Acevedo-Peña, - 10 Mar 2022
HMRC | Tax Litigation Cases | Tax Litigation

Short Case Report on FTT Decision Excise Duty

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Fast Track for Register of Overseas Entities Owning UK Property

Author: Helen McGhee, - 08 Mar 2022

The invasion of Ukraine has prompted the UK government to speedily publish the draft legislation for the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill 2022 which requires foreign entities that acquire UK property (freehold interests or leases granted for more than 7 years) to register with Companies House and declare details of their beneficial ownership.

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Global Minimum Tax on Corporations: OECD GloBE Model Rules and their implementation in the UK

Author: Nahuel Acevedo-Peña, - 22 Feb 2022

This article is a follow-up to our two previous articles of 20 August 2021 and 7 December 2021.

On 8 October 2021, the OECD/G20 published a statement confirming that 136 jurisdictions1 had agreed to a two-pillar solution to address the tax challenges that arise from the digitalisation of the economy and setting out an implementation plan.

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SHORT CASE REPORT FTT DECISION – ‘MTIC’ FRAUD – KITTEL TEST PTGI International Carrier Service Limited v. HMRC [2022] UKFTT 20 (TC)

Author: Nahuel Acevedo-Peña, - 21 Jan 2022

  1. A so-called “MTIC case”, in which HMRC alleged knowledge or means of knowledge of fraud.  The taxpayer, PTGI, denied those states of knowledge.  After a relatively lengthy trial, the Tribunal allowed the appeal of PTGI.
  2. The decision represents a good reminder that HMRC’s “MTIC” decision-making mould is not a “one size fits all”, unbeatable formula at the Tribunal.  The Tribunal will robustly analyse HMRC’s (usually) inference-led allegations.

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HMRC consultation on the OECD mandatory disclosure rules

Author: Helen McGhee, - 13 Jan 2022

HMRC has published a consultation on draft regulations to implement the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) rules on mandatory disclosure of certain avoidance arrangements. Helen McGhee and Nahuel Acevedo-Peña explain the background to the new rules and their implications.

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