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In the interests of justice

CBW's Robert Maas, one of the UK’s leading tax experts, discusses the First-tier Tribunal decision in Colin Rogers, and whether he was provided with a fair opportunity to defend himself.

13.11.18
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Autumn Budget 2018 Highlights

CBW's Michaela Lamb highlights the key announcements in Hammond's Autumn Budget.

30.10.18
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CBW’s Robert Maas authors the Taxpayers’ Rights book, published by Bloomsbury Professional

"Guide to Taxpayers' Rights and HMRC Powers (6th edition) is an essential resource for all tax practitioners, tax advisers and accountants.

27.09.18
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VAT on a no deal Brexit

On 23 August 2018, HMRC published guidance on the effect on VAT of a no deal Brexit. The document emphasises throughout that it is unlikely, because of the mutual interests of the UK and the EU in securing a negotiated settlement, that there will be a no deal Brexit.

12.09.18
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Top tips for tech businesses to avoid pitfalls on their fast-growth journey

A recent workshop held at London’s Unbound festival highlighted the common pitfalls for fast-growth companies. The event saw CBW, London accountants, tax and business advisers, join forces with legal experts from Taylor Vinters, to discuss the traps that entrepreneurs can fall into and how to avoid them.

02.08.18
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Understanding “funny shares” to transfer wealth more tax efficiently

Toby Hermitage, Tax Partner at CBW, London accountants, tax and business advisers, discusses how to pass on wealth to the next generation in a tax efficient way and the advantage of "funny shares".

01.08.18
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ATED: Are you paying too much tax or could you avoid paying ATED altogether?

Tom Adcock talks us through the exemptions and recent examples of clients CBW has helped reclaim some, or all, of their ATED charges.

29.06.18
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HMRC takes one step too far in tackling tax avoidance

Andy White, Senior Partner at CBW, examines whether the tax authority’s latest attempts to clampdown on tax avoidance are really necessary and, more importantly, how they could fundamentally infringe upon taxpayers’ rights.

14.06.18
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The Family Investment Company – A Tax Albatross?

Robert Maas, Tax Consultant at CBW, provides new approaches to the old problems arising from family property investment companies.

14.05.18
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Buy-to-let: all doom and gloom?

Andy White, Senior Partner at CBW, explains what portfolio landlords need to know about the new buy-to-let tax rules and how to beat them.

16.04.18
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Has Donald Trump increased your tax bill?

The first big achievement of Donald Trump’s presidency is his tax reform Act passed, with commendable speed (or undue haste), last December.  Sadly the rapid passage of the Act means that it is riddled with anomalies and uncertainties.

28.03.18
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CBW’S Tax Team Grows

Sabina Burke is a Chartered Tax Adviser with a wealth of experience in advising businesses and individuals on all aspects of their tax advisory requirements and compliance responsibilities.

19.03.18
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Chancellor announces complete review of IHT system

Chancellor Philip Hammond has written to the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) requesting a review of the IHT system.

15.02.18
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Whatever was the Chancellor thinking?

Now that we have had time to think about the Budget, it still seems as odd - or perhaps unfocused - as it did on first sight.

15.12.17
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Why the SRA’s approach to solicitors advising on tax avoidance schemes is right, but so wrong

This article was written for and first published in Lawyer Monthly

12.12.17
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CBW has won yet another appeal before the Tax Tribunal

CBW has won yet another appeal before the Tax Tribunal, Cooke v HMRC. It was an appeal against a “discovery” assessment, that is one where HMRC raises an assessment late.

28.11.17
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CBW’s Robert Maas writes for Taxation – ‘Loan me a dime’

CBW's Robert Maas suggests that there is an interesting conundrum for tax practitioners arising from the Supreme Court's decision the Glasgow Rangers case.

27.11.17
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Autumn Budget 2017

A considered opinion on the UK government’s Autumn 2017 Budget and how it could affect you.

24.11.17
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Autumn Budget 2017 Highlights

CBW's Michaela Lamb highlights the key announcements in Hammond's first Autumn Budget.

22.11.17
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Robert Maas authors ‘Guide to Taxpayers’ Rights and HMRC Powers’ Handbook

Published by Bloomsbury Professional, this guide provides a thorough examination of the wide powers that HMRC possess and the limitations that apply to those powers.

09.11.17
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The New Online Register for Trusts and Complex Estates

In order to meet increased money laundering standards, HMRC have launched a new Online Trust and Estate Register.

26.10.17
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New VAT flat rate for ‘limited cost’ businesses

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are always on the lookout for what they perceive as abuses of the tax system. They think they are losing VAT revenue because businesses are using a flat rate which benefits the taxpayer rather than HMRC.

04.04.17
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Taxing Property Transactions

Tax on property transactions is one of the more complex areas of the tax system.  Unlike with most businesses, effective tax planning needs to be carried out on a transaction by transaction basis.

13.05.15
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Goodwill and trade related properties

The CIOT have been in discussions with HMRC in relation to the valuation of goodwill in trade related properties.  They kindly let me join in.

13.05.15
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REITs

A UK REIT is a highly tax efficient vehicle for property investment.

13.05.15
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Equity Slices

An equity slice is an odd sort of asset as it is very difficult to dispose of the interest other than to the holder of an adjacent interest or in conjunction with a sale of other interests in the building.

13.05.15
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Reverse Premiums

13.05.15
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Property Taxes 2015/16

12.05.15