JHA Associate Helen McGhee contributes multiple chapters to the 37th edition of Revenue Law: Principles and Practice
JHAs senior associate Helen McGhee has contributed five chapters to the latest edition of Revenue Law: Principles and Practice. This book is considered a go-to guide and key reference source for business and finance students, professionals and others operating in these sectors. The book is published annually at the end of September by Bloomsbury Professionals as part of their Tax Annuals and provides readers with an up-to-date understanding of the law relating to all areas of UK taxation with extensive cross-references to HMRC guidance, tax legislation and relevant case summaries. Helen has completed her annual contribution which covers updates for two chapters to the section on Income Tax General principles and taxation of individuals, and The overseas dimension. She also writes the chapter on companies and shareholders for the guides section on Capital Gains Tax, as well as two chapters for the business tax section. These cover Choice of business medium and Incorporations, acquisitions and demergers. Helen joined JHA in 2016. She is a qualified solicitor, a Charted Tax Adviser, a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners, and a CEDR Accredited Mediator. She acts on behalf of corporates as well as individuals; she specialises in the taxation of UK residents and non-UK domiciled high net worth individuals. She also advises on Employee Benefit Trusts, Film Schemes and the disclosure of non-compliant offshore structures. You read a free preview chapter or buy a copy of the book here.
A yellow card for footballers and their agents……let’s bring in another match official
There has been long running tension between HMRC and the way that footballers and their agents are remunerated. As the Professional Footballers’ Association wade into the debate, Helen McGhee discusses the problems arising from agents’ fees and image rights.
Keeping Your Confidences
Helen McGhee considers the legal rights which allow individuals and companies to resist the disclosure of confidential evidence, and the limitations surrounding legal privilege.
The new powers tackling promoters of avoidance schemes
Under new proposals in draft Finance Bill 2021, HMRC will have wider information powers and be able to impose tougher sanctions on those who continue to promote or enable tax avoidance schemes. Whilst a robust approach to tackle unacceptable behaviour by a minority of promoters is entirely welcome, the new rules would arguably impose unnecessary administrative burdens on those operating within the law.
Draft Finance Bill 2020–21—promoters and enablers of tax avoidance schemes
Helen McGhee, senior associate at Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP, shares her insights on the Draft Finance Bill 2020–21 and its impact on promoters and enablers of tax avoidance schemes.
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.