Opinion: Don’t bar Branson from bailouts

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, discusses the recent calls from individuals to make companies ineligible for bailouts if they are registered in a tax haven, in Accountancy Daily.

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Covid-19 – reminder to reinstate VAT direct debits

As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, UK VAT registered businesses were able to defer VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 to help manage cash flow. These business will now need to reinstate their VAT direct debits to avoid penalties.

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The UK trusts register – changes ahead

In this article we provide an overview of changes to the UK trust register, which significantly widens the ambit of the reporting requirements for both UK and many non-UK trusts with UK connections.

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Do the wealthy pay less UK tax than official headline rates?

Andrew Parkes comments on a FT report on a study by LSE/Warwick suggesting that wealthy Britons pay much less tax on earnings than official headline rates due to discrepancies in the system, amounting to £20bn in lost revenue to the exchequer.

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VAT – postponement of reverse charge on construction services

The introduction of the domestic reverse VAT charge for construction services has been postponed from 1 October 2020 to 1 March 2021. This will affect you if you supply or receive specific services that are reported under the Construction Industry Scheme.

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IRS announces plan to increase audits of wealthy individuals

The IRS is getting ready to examine hundreds of high net worth individual tax returns, as soon as the current moratorium on investigations expires on 15 July.

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Brexit – consequences for UK-EU imports and exports

On Friday 12 June, the UK Government notified the EU that the UK will neither request nor will accept an extension to the current Brexit transition phase past 31 December 2020. This article provides an overview of the resulting customs implications for UK/EU imports and exports.

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COVID 19: tax relief provisions for individuals and businesses – highlights of the key items

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress enacted massive relief packages – The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act – that provide significant tax relief to both individuals and businesses.  Andersen USA have prepared charts that summarise the significant provisions for our clients.

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Top five UK issues for US taxpayers

In this article we provide an overview of the top five UK tax problems encountered by US citizens, for example with respect to trusts, US businesses, LLCs and UK residential real estate. We then explore some of the most commonly applicable solutions.

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