Coverage

30 Nov 2021

Bilateral information exchange agreements

Andrew Park, Tax Investigations Partner, examines the scope of bilateral information exchange against the backdrop of ever closer working between HMRC and its international counterparts like the IRS, in Taxation.

25 Nov 2021

UK/US Treaty: Equivalent Beneficiary – Competent Authority Agreement

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, discusses the inception and significance of the CAA, the terms of the agreement and how they impact UK corporations in Lawyer Monthly.

24 Nov 2021

Interview re corporation tax on The Briefing with Tom Harwood

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, was interviewed on GB News on the 09:00am Briefing with Tom Harwood.

18 Nov 2021

A welcome return to traditional tax investigations

Tax Investigations Partner, Andrew Park, discusses increased funding for HMRC and the need to meet its objective of increasing funds for public spending, in Tax Journal.

16 Nov 2021

Tax issues facing new online businesses on digital platforms

Anthony Lampard, director at Andersen in the UK, discusses the tax issues facing new online businesses, especially on digital platforms, in Taxation.

16 Nov 2021

Shell faces threat of Dutch ‘exit tax’ as relocation plan causes outcry

Partner Zoe Wyatt comments on Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to get rid of its dual share structure and move its tax base from the Netherlands to the UK, in the Financial Times.

16 Nov 2021

London Win As Shell To Move Its HQ

Partner Zoe Wyatt comments on Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to get rid of its dual share structure and move its tax base from the Netherlands to the UK, in City A.M.

15 Nov 2021

Shell moves to UK and ditches ‘Royal Dutch’ name amid lengthy tax dispute and activist pressure

Partner Zoe Wyatt comments on Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to get rid of its dual share structure and move its tax base from the Netherlands to the UK, in City A.M.

1 Nov 2021

Crypto taxes: payment in pounds, dollars or eth sir?

Partner Zoe Wyatt explains that individuals must be aware of whether they are liable to pay Capital Gains Tax when they dispose of their cryptoassets, in Citywealth.

31 Oct 2021

EU making money from Brexit as businesses cash in on British VAT-free shopping

Head of VAT Group Sarah Shears comments on how British holidaymakers are using their trips to the EU to make VAT-free purchases and the impact on UK corporates, in The Express.

20 Oct 2021

Tax ‘nudge’ letters to be sent to crypto investors

Partner Zoe Wyatt comments on the plans by HMRC to issue “nudge” letters focusing on crypto assets in the Financial Times.

20 Oct 2021

HMRC to issue ‘nudge’ letters targeting crypto asset owners across the UK

Partner Zoe Wyatt comments on the plans by HMRC to issue “nudge” letters focusing on crypto assets in CityAM.

18 Oct 2021

Andersen in the UK adds tax investigations partner to team

News of Andrew’s appointment was published in EPrivateClient.

15 Oct 2021

Andersen welcomes new tax investigations partner

News of Andrew’s appointment was published in Accountancy Today.

15 Oct 2021

City Moves: Who’s Switching Jobs

Andersen welcomes Tax Investigations Partner Andrew Park to the Firm.

11 Oct 2021

Carried interest – the big bad wolf or wilfully misunderstood?

In light of the news that a Labour government would crack down on the private equity industry by ending a “loophole” that allows executives to pay a reduced rate of tax on their bonuses, James Paull examines the carried interest debate.

4 Oct 2021

Is it possible to close the tax gap?

In light of HMRC’s annual tax gap report, Anthony Lampard examines the latest figures and asks whether HMRC can really close the gap in Accountancy Daily.

23 Sep 2021

Labour plans crackdown on private equity tax ‘loophole’

James Paull comments on Labour’s proposed crackdown on the private equity tax “loophole” in TheWealthNet.

16 Sep 2021

NHS is bottomless pit – the more it gets the more it demands

Miles Dean discusses Sajid Javid’s insistence that the UK remains a ‘low tax country’ despite the health levy in The Express.

13 Sep 2021

U.K. Value-Added Tax and Digitization

Sarah Shears provides an update on the progress of the U.K. government’s program to move VAT reporting online, and discusses the role of technology for businesses in addressing compliance challenges.

16 Aug 2021

Is the tax system fit for the 21st century?

Anthony Lampard asks whether the tax system is fit for the 21st century in Taxation.

16 Aug 2021

Compliance challenges of the new VAT distance selling regime

Sarah Shears explains that clients are relying on marketplaces and subscription-based software to ensure compliance in AAT Comment.

29 Jul 2021

New EU VAT Rules and their Impact on Businesses

Sarah Shears reviews the wide-ranging and complex rules introduced in the EU VAT e-commerce package and considers the practical effect they will have for domestic and international sellers.

11 Jul 2021

Letter: Taxation is a battle of wills between US and the EU | FT

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the US piling pressure on the EU to drop digital tax plan, in the Financial Times.

7 Jul 2021

VAT after Brexit | Croner-i

Sarah Shears, Director and Head of VAT at Andersen in the UK, discusses VAT after Brexit and the EU’s One Stop Shop, in Croner-i: Business Inform.

29 Jun 2021

Low corporation tax bills may not be all they seem | Taxation

James Paull, Head of Incentives Group, examines the tax practises of Google, and other similar companies, and explains why low corporate tax bills are not always the whole story, in Taxation.

22 Jun 2021

Business reliefs and potential tax pitfalls | Accountancy Daily

James Paull, Head of Incentives Group at Andersen in the UK, examines tax reliefs for business and explains how to use some of these complex reliefs as well as examining potential pitfalls, in Accountancy Daily.

25 May 2021

Ten years of disguised remuneration legislation | Taxation

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of disguised remuneration, James Paull, Head of Incentives Group, examines whether the legislation remains fit for purpose or should be given a radical overhaul.

30 Mar 2021

Taxing a broad base | Global Banking & Finance Review

James Paull, Head of Incentives Group, examines tax changes announced in Budget 2021 and the predicted revenue, before discussing other taxes, providing examples of impacts small changes could have.

12 Mar 2021

Letter: Fear of Amazon should not drive UK tax policy | FT

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the Government defending its new investment tax breaks that are likely to benefit Amazon, in the Financial Times.

9 Mar 2021

Tax and human nature: the good, the bad and the ugly | Accountancy Daily

James Paull, Head of the Incentives group at Andersen in the UK, discusses how different tax systems provoke different behaviours, and to what extent this is impacted by unconscious biases.

6 Jan 2021

Paying for Covid with tax rises: what are the least bad options? | Accountancy Today

James Paull, Head of Incentives, examines how the UK might begin to recover from the economic damage caused by COVID-19, from a tax perspective

9 Dec 2020

Exit taxes on corporate relocation | Taxation

Andrew Parkes, National Technical Director, discusses dual holding structures and departure taxes, following recent issues impacting Unilever both in the UK and Netherlands.

30 Nov 2020

CGT simplification: would the price be too high? | Accountancy Today

James Paull, Head of Incentives Group, examines the Office of Tax Simplification’s report on capital gains tax.

20 Nov 2020

How does the UK capital gains tax compare to other countries? | CityAM

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in City A.M. regarding the recent proposal to raise capital gains tax.

18 Nov 2020

‘Corporations, Foreigners, And Rich People’ Face Wealth Taxes | 7 Circles

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to The Office of Tax Simplification’s report into capital gains tax.

15 Nov 2020

‘Corporations, Foreigners, And Rich People’ Face Wealth Taxes | CK Tax Focus

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to The Office of Tax Simplification’s report into capital gains tax.

15 Nov 2020

‘Corporations, Foreigners, And Rich People’ Face Wealth Taxes – The Online Tax Guy

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to The Office of Tax Simplification’s report into capital gains tax.

13 Nov 2020

US/UK: No one expects the hybrid mismatch rule | Accountancy Today

National Technical Director Andrew Parkes discusses how a minority equity investment by a US entity into a UK one, followed by an arm’s length loan, was not within the hybrid mismatch rules.

12 Nov 2020

Investors on ‘high alert’ as OTS proposals could triple population subject to CGT | Investment Week

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to The Office of Tax Simplification’s report into capital gains tax, in Investment Week and Forbes.

12 Nov 2020

Investors on ‘high alert’ as OTS proposals could triple population subject to CGT | Forbes

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to The Office of Tax Simplification’s report into capital gains tax, in Investment Week and Forbes.

12 Nov 2020

Aligning CGT with income tax would be a mistake, warns Andersen’s tax head | CityAM

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, is interviewed by City A.M. in relation to The Office of Tax Simplification’s proposal to align capital gains tax with income tax.

12 Nov 2020

Aligning CGT with income tax would be a mistake, warns Andersen’s tax head | MSN

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, is interviewed by City A.M. in relation to The Office of Tax Simplification’s proposal to align capital gains tax with income tax.

12 Nov 2020

‘Corporations, Foreigners, And Rich People’ Face Wealth Taxes | Correct Success

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to The Office of Tax Simplification’s report into capital gains tax.

20 Oct 2020

Effect of coronavirus on incentives packages – Taxation

James Paull, Head of the Incentives group, discusses the effect of coronavirus on incentives packages, in Taxation.

23 Sep 2020

Tech giants: too big to care? – Tax Journal

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in Tax Journal re the EU wanting to arm itself with new powers to take on big technology companies.

17 Sep 2020

Treasury Committee recommends further targeted support – Tax Journal

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in Tax Journal in relation to The Treasury Committee’s second report of its inquiry into the economic impact of coronavirus.

10 Sep 2020

One minute with…Andrew Parkes – Tax Journal

Andrew Parkes, National Technical Director, talks to Tax Journal about his career and tax issues.

9 Sep 2020

Stock/share options and restricted stock units – Accountancy Today

Luke Jenkinson, Senior Associate in the Private Client team discusses, the scenarios in which Overseas Workday Relief (OWR) can be claimed for stock based compensation.

17 Aug 2020

Dutch plan to tax departing multinationals gains momentum – Financial Times

Andrew Parkes, National Technical Director, comments in relation to the news that a Dutch law that would hit multinationals leaving the Netherlands with billions in exit taxes is gaining political support, in the Financial Times.

10 Aug 2020

Overseas workday relief – Accountancy Today

Luke Jenkinson, Senior Associate in the Private Client team, discusses the different ways individuals can obtain relief for income relating to services performed outside of the UK, commonly referred to as Overseas Workday Relief (OWR).

10 Aug 2020

HMRC investigations into footballers rocket to 246 – CityWire Wealth Manager

Andrew Parkes, National Technical Director, comments in relation to the news that HMRC investigations into footballers have almost trebled in the last year, in CityWire Wealth Manager.

10 Aug 2020

HMRC investigations into footballers treble – Financial Planning Today

Andrew Parkes, National Technical Director, comments in relation to the news that HMRC investigations into footballers have almost trebled in the last year, in Financial Planning Today.

6 Aug 2020

Amazon hikes UK seller fees in response to digital services tax – Accountancy Daily

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in Accountancy Daily in relation to the news that Amazon has been accused of “opting out” of fair taxes after passing on a levy on tech giants to small businesses.

5 Aug 2020

HSBC Suit Shows Challenge Of Designing Tax Relief Laws – Law360

Andrew Parkes, National Technical Director, discusses the recent HSBC suit regarding failed tax schemes and the challenges that arise from designing tax relief laws, in Law360.

17 Jul 2020

Coronavirus Diaries – Accountancy Today

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, discusses the Firm’s experience during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, in Accountancy Today.

15 Jul 2020

Capital gains tax review sparks fears of rate increases – Taxation

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in Taxation in relation to news that the Chancellor has requested the Office of Tax Simplification to conduct a review into capital gains tax.

14 Jul 2020

CityAM

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, debates whether there is any point in the calls by members of the wealthy elite for higher taxes in response to COVID-19 are, in City A.M.

13 Jul 2020

Group of 83 super-rich individuals call for wealth tax – CityWire Wealth Manager

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in Citywire Wealth Manager in relation to news that a group of wealthy individuals have published a letter calling for a wealth tax to fund Covid-19 recovery.

7 Jul 2020

Opinion: Don’t bar Branson from bailouts – Accountancy Daily

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.

24 Jun 2020

The fallout from Inverclyde – Tax Journal

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, discusses the HMRC’s legal challenge to claw back £2bn in tax from various investment schemes after its victory in HMRC v Inverclyde Property Renovation LLP and another [2020] UKUT 161, in Tax Journal.

13 May 2020

Key workers could see pay freeze due to COVID-19 crisis – HRreview

Miles Dean comments in relation to the news that the Treasury is considering freezing public sector pay, increasing income tax and ending the triple lock on state pensions in order to pay for the COVID-19 crisis, in HR Review.

28 Apr 2020

Richard Branson, Denmark and the tricky issue of government bailouts

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments on Richard Branson and government bailouts, in Spear’s.

27 Apr 2020

Virgin Atlantic’s claim for a bailout – Legitimate?

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments on the news that church leaders have said that tax dodgers should not have access to the government bailout, in International Accounting Bulletin.

23 Apr 2020

How Brexit will impact UK Taxation Policy

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, discusses how Brexit will impact UK Taxation Policy, in Finance Monthly.

21 Apr 2020

Tax avoidance in football

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, discusses the role of tax schemes in the football industry, in Taxation.

9 Apr 2020

Tax campaigners “living in a parallel universe” in Google tax debate

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments on the news that church leaders have said that tax dodgers should not have access to the government bailout, in International Accounting Bulletin.

8 Apr 2020

Google UK pays £44m in corporation tax as revenues reach £1.6bn

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the news that Google paid £44 million in corporation tax, which has caused MPs and industry experts to criticise the tech-giant, in Accountancy Today.

7 Apr 2020

Andersen Tax UK announces senior arrivals

Andersen Tax UK announces new team arrivals, covered in Accountancy Today.

5 Apr 2020

Andersen Tax UK announces new partners: Kevin Hindley and Warren Howells

Andersen Tax UK announces new team arrivals, covered in Tax Grotto.

2 Apr 2020

Private client advisers react to COVID-19

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments on the implications of COVID-19 on the private client tax industry, in Spear’s.

30 Mar 2020

Should businesses sign a new ‘social contract’ in exchange for government support?

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, discusses whether businesses should sign a new ‘social contract’ in exchange for government support, in City A.M.

19 Mar 2020

IR35 shelved until 2021

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the news that IR35 tax reforms have been postponed for another year, in New Law Journal.

16 Mar 2020

Business leaders call for dramatic rise in emergency support

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to business leaders urging the government to dramatically ramp up the levels of emergency support available for companies, in The World News.

16 Mar 2020

Business leaders call for rise in support

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to business leaders urging the Government to dramatically ramp up the levels of emergency support available for companies, in Top Ten News.

16 Mar 2020

Business leaders call for dramatic rise in emergency support

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to business leaders urging the Government to dramatically ramp up the levels of emergency support available for companies, in News Groove.

16 Mar 2020

Business leaders call for dramatic increase in emergency support

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to business leaders urging the Government to dramatically ramp up the levels of emergency support available for companies, in News Archyves UK.

16 Mar 2020

Business leaders call for dramatic rise in emergency support – USA News Hub

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to business leaders urging the Government to dramatically ramp up the levels of emergency support available for companies, in USA News Hub.

16 Mar 2020

Coronavirus poses existential threat, says hospitality industry

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to business leaders urging the Government to dramatically ramp up the levels of emergency support available for companies, in The Guardian
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6 Mar 2020

A Closer Look At Netflix’s UK Tax Issue

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax at Andersen Tax takes a closer look at Netflix’s UK Tax issue, in Law360.

18 Feb 2020

Airbnb Model Sheds Light On Tech Co. Tax Issues In UK

Zoe Wyatt, Partner at Andersen Tax UK, discusses the UK government’s plan to impose a 2% digital services tax and how it would disproportionally affect US tech companies, such as Airbnb, in Law360.

13 Feb 2020

In wake of Brexit, EU to put Cayman Islands on tax haven blacklist

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the EU putting the Cayman Islands on a blacklist of tax havens, less than two weeks after the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc, in The Guardian.

13 Feb 2020

In wake of Brexit, EU to put Cayman Islands on tax haven blacklist

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the EU putting the Cayman Islands on a blacklist of tax havens, less than two weeks after the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc, in MSN – Latin America.

13 Feb 2020

In wake of Brexit, EU to put Cayman Islands on tax haven blacklist

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the EU putting the Cayman Islands on a blacklist of tax havens, less than two weeks after the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc, in Yahoo Finance.

13 Feb 2020

In wake of Brexit, EU to put Cayman Islands on tax haven blacklist

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the EU putting the Cayman Islands on a blacklist of tax havens, less than two weeks after the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc, in marketcap.com.

13 Feb 2020

EU to put Cayman Islands on tax haven blacklist

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the EU putting the Cayman Islands on a blacklist of tax havens, less than two weeks after the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc, in Top Ten News.

13 Feb 2020

In wake of Brexit, EU to put Cayman Islands on tax haven blacklist

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the EU putting the Cayman Islands on a blacklist of tax havens, less than two weeks after the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc, in The World News.

13 Feb 2020

In wake of Brexit, EU to put Cayman Islands on tax haven blacklist

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the EU putting the Cayman Islands on a blacklist of tax havens, less than two weeks after the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc, in Head Topics.

13 Feb 2020

The UK as a Stepping Stone for US Multinationals

Zoe Wyatt, Partner at Andersen Tax UK, discusses how US multinationals can prepare when using the UK as a stepping stone to the wider world, in International Accountant Magazine.

10 Feb 2020

Give me a break’ says Richer Sounds boss Julian Richer over claims of tax hypocrisy

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to Julian Richer hitting back at claims of tax hypocrisy after calling for millionaires to pay higher tax, but receiving breaks for handing control of his company to staff, in The Telegraph.

4 Feb 2020

Simplify inheritance tax, say MPs

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments on inheritance tax, in Taxation.

4 Feb 2020

Netflix accused of ‘superhighway robbery’ over low tax bill

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax at Andersen Tax UK, comments in relation to the debate surrounding Netflix’s tax and the taxing of tech companies, in MarketWatch.

2 Feb 2020

Risk-takers in fear of losing entrepreneurs’ relief tax break

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the Treasury’s plans to scrap entrepreneurs’ relief tax break, in The Sunday Times.

2 Feb 2020

Watch out, prime minister, reality is about to bite

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the Treasury’s plans to scrap entrepreneurs’ relief tax break, in the Letters section of The Sunday Times.

1 Feb 2020

Andersen Tax LLP on blockchain and the financial services

Zoe Wyatt, Partner at Andersen Tax UK, discusses the inevitability of blockchain, whilst exploring banks’ attitudes towards the emergence of new financial technologies, in FinTech Magazine.

30 Jan 2020

Could blockchain make the financial services sector irrelevant

Zoe Wyatt, Partner at Andersen Tax UK, explains that blockchain does not represent Armageddon for the City of London, tax receipts or the UK economy, in Finance Monthly.

29 Jan 2020

Inheritance Tax Faces Radical Overhaul

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the news that MPs have called for radical changes to inheritance tax, in Yahoo Finance Canada.

29 Jan 2020

Inheritance Tax Faces Radical Overhaul

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the news that MPs have called for radical changes to inheritance tax, in Morningstar.

29 Jan 2020

Inheritance Tax Faces Radical Overhaul

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the news that MPs have called for radical changes to inheritance tax, in Yahoo Finance.

27 Jan 2020

Entrepreneur tax relief to be scaled back in Budget

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, comments in relation to the government’s proposal to cut entrepreneurs’ tax relief in City A.M.

17 Jan 2020

HMRC crackdown on footballers using tax schemes

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, examines whether it was foreseeable that HMRC and the courts would end up attacking tax avoidance schemes, in Accountancy Daily.

10 Jan 2020

Footballers and tax schemes

Miles Dean, Head of International Tax, examines footballers and tax schemes with the luxury of hindsight, in IFA Magazine.

9 Jan 2020

INSIGHT: Country-by-Country Reporting—Can Member States Ever Agree?

Andrew Parkes, National Technical Director at Andersen Tax UK, discusses how EU countries blocked a proposal that would have forced multinational companies to reveal their profits and how little tax they pay in each member state, in Bloomberg Tax.