Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP contributes to the The Legal 500: Tax Country Comparative Guide
JHA's contentious tax team has contributed to the recently published fourth edition of The Legal 500: Tax Country Comparative Guide. This go-to guide provides readers with a pragmatic overview of the Tax laws and regulations across a variety of jurisdictions worldwide. Each chapter covers a different jurisdiction and contains information on withholding tax, transfer pricing, the OECD model, GAAR, tax disputes and an overview of the jurisdictional regulatory authorities. The template for each chapter was provided by JHA's Michael Anderson and Simon Whitehead, who also wrote the UK chapter for the guide. In the past two weeks, JHA's contentious tax team has once again achieved top tier rankings in both The Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners UK 2020 guides. JHA remains the only law firm to have achieved such rankings in both guides every year since its inception. Being chosen as a key contributor to this guide, combined with our directory rankings, demonstrates the marketing leading position of JHA's tax team. This has been achieved through the firm's unique combination of expert solicitors, barristers and forensic accountants, as well as its close working relationships with its clients. This approach enables our continued success in dealing with complex, high value and often ground-breaking tax disputes. Read JHA's chapter in the guide here and view the whole guide here.
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.
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.