Serial Tax Avoidance Regime

HMRC has published new guidance supporting the Serial Tax Avoidance Regime (STAR) legislation which explains what will happen if you use tax avoidance schemes that are defeated through the courts.

HMRC’s priorites for 2018

Whilst HMRC hasn’t published New Year resolutions (at least that we know of) it’s worth taking a look at its ‘single departmental plan’ which gives an overview of the department’s priorities for the coming year.

HMRC win against film scheme

A tax avoidance film scheme promoted by Goldcrest Pictures Ltd worth nearly £44 million has been defeated in the courts by HMRC.

HMRC publishes new settlement terms

HMRC has published guidance on recognising disguised remuneration tax avoidance schemes and which explains how individuals can settle their tax affairs, ahead of the introduction of the new loan charge. Here we take a look at the changes and what it could mean for people who have used trust based planning arrangements.

Implications of Rangers on settlements

HMRC has now set out its view on the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court on the disguised remuneration tax avoidance schemes used by Rangers Football Club which has implications for other taxpayers.

Latest on HMRC’s approach to settlements

HMRC are continually refining the terms under which they calculate settlements on tax planning arrangements. Here we take a look at the latest situation based on our experience in reaching settlements for clients.


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