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.
The DBKAG & K (CJEU) decision: an opportunity for investment funds?
On 17 June 2021, the European Court decided the joint cases K (C-58/20) and DBKAG (C-59/20) regarding whether the supply of certain services constituted the “management of special investment funds”, benefiting from the VAT exemption enshrined in Article 135(1)(g) of Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
Raising the bar: UK Supreme Court clarifies the requirements for HMRC to issue Follower Notices
On 2 July 2021, the Supreme Court delivered its judgment in R (on the application of Haworth) v HMRC  UKSC 25, finding unanimously in favour of the taxpayer and upholding the Court of Appeal’s decision to quash the follower notice issued to him.
The Danish Supreme Court decides the Fidelity case
The Fidelity case concerned claims brough by three undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) for the repayment of Danish withholding tax on dividends received from companies resident in Denmark between 2000 and 2009. The Supreme Court rejected the claims on the grounds that the Fidelity UCITS did not fulfil the conditions for the exemption provided by Danish law.
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.