As announced in July of last year, the 2020 Budget introduces a new deferred payment plan option for Corporation Tax charged on profits or gains arising from certain transactions between UK companies and EEA companies of the same group of companies. The new rules will allow the deferral of CT over a period of up to 5 years, and has effect from 11 July 2019 for transactions occurring in accounting periods ending on or after 10 October 2018. The new measures follow the FTT decision in Gallaher to the effect that the absence of a deferral option was in breach of EU law and the option could not be read into the legislation.
Apple and Ireland Win €13bn State Aid Appeal
The General Court of the European Union has today annulled the Commission’s decision regarding two Irish tax rulings in favour of Apple. The Commission had considered that the two rulings constituted State Aid, granting Apple €13bn in unlawful tax advantages.
The Price of Property
Helen McGhee looks at the present state of UK tax rules that must be considered when owning and disposing of UK property.
Inheritance tax problems in Finance Bill 2020
The rules on excluded property trusts are due to change with effect from royal assent. These changes are complex, and the new rules can have an unexpected and retroactive effect. Emma Chamberlain explores these rules to determine whether it may be necessary to exclude the settlor going forward as a beneficiary.
Trust Registration Service- 5MLD update
HMRC’s Trusts and Registration Service (TRS) was born back in 2017 as part of the implementation of 4MLD. 5MLD has mandated notable amendments to the operation of the TRS that clients and practitioners should not overlook. We have created a Q&A to help to navigate the new upcoming compliance obligations.