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  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    The Tax Status of Unmarried Couples
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    Contrary to the popular belief that independent taxation is in place in the UK, the tax status of unmarried couples differs substantially from their married counterparts.  For example, a married couple may freely transfer assets between themselves with barely a passing thought as to the capital gains tax or inheritance tax consequences whilst an unmarried… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Late filed 2010/11 Tax Returns
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     Last week the BBC reported that 300,000 people who have failed to send in their tax returns for 2010-11 may have their goods seized in payment of penalties incurred in the region of £1,300 for that year, regardless of whether any tax liability is due. Those who were issued with a tax return for 2010/11 but… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Getting Ready for George Osborne’s Autumn Statement
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    George Osborne will present his Autumn Statement tomorrow, outlining the economic forecast and announcing any key changes that are expected to be introduced in the 2013 Budget.  The Autumn Statement used to be called the Pre-Budget Report under the Labour Government, and is an opportunity for the Chancellor to set the scene as to how… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Will you be getting a letter from HMRC?
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    According to a BBC report this week, HMRC is sending letters to 1,500 people who are believed to have signed up to a tax avoidance scheme, but no mention was made as to what scheme this is.  As yet, the scheme has not been challenged and so we must presume that it is legal.  However,… Learn more

  • HSBC JERSEY – Account Details passed to HMRC
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    Earlier this month, HMRC confirmed that they had in their possession a list of UK resident account holders of HSBC Jersey.  Based on how HMRC dealt with a similar list from HSBC in Geneva, we expect that these account holders will be checked back to their UK Tax Returns and, if HMRC cannot trace the… Learn more

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