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.
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.