Disguised remuneration loan charge starts April 2019

This new charge will apply to certain loans to directors and employees that are still outstanding at 5 April 2019 and new arrangements put in place after that date. The charge affects arrangements involving loans made via Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) and similar...

Personal service company changes from April 2020

In the Autumn Budget, the Chancellor announced that the “off payroll” workers rules that currently apply in the public sector would be rolled out to the private sector in 2020. The government has now issued a consultation paper that sets out proposed tax...

Brexit – What now for businesses that trade with the EU?

“There is still uncertainty around what Brexit will mean and planning for a “No Deal” scenario seems sensible right now.  Businesses that buy and sell from the EU should have contingency plans in place which will need to be flexible to cope with a variety of possible...

What is the 2019 loan charge?

This is a tax charge on any outstanding loans that exist as a result of a disguised remuneration tax avoidance scheme. It applies to any loans that were taken out under a disguised remuneration scheme since 6 April1999. The most common schemes were Employee Funded...

New VAT rules for building trade in 2019

Under new rules due to come in on 1 October 2019 builders, sub-contractors and other trades associated with the construction industry will have to start using a new method of accounting for VAT. The measure is designed to combat VAT fraud in the construction sector...