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Churchill Taxation Wins at Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2017

Churchill team at Tolley's Taxation Awards 2017

May 23rd, 2017 by

We are pleased and very proud to announce that we have won Best New Tax Practice at Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2017! We would like to thank all our clients and contacts for their support and without whom this would not have been possible. The category for Best New Tax Practice

Paying Dividends

May 10th, 2016 by

For many years owner managed businesses have had a fairly stable system of taxation at shareholder level.  Most business owners pay themselves a reasonable level of salary but they also have the option of extracting profits from the company by way of dividends which reflects the fact that they do…

Buy-to-let Woes

April 30th, 2016 by

In the Summer Budget last year the Chancellor announced that the government would be tackling the perceived unfairness that landlords were able to claim interest relief at their highest marginal rate whilst individuals who own their own homes were unable to claim any relief. This statement seems to forget that…

Rangers

July 24th, 2014 by

As most people will be aware by now, the challenge by HMRC to the EBTs set up by Glasgow Rangers has failed at the Upper-Tier Tribunal. The challenge was to the tax-free loans that were made to players and staff. The First-Tier Tribunal found that the loans were for the …

Are Trusts Dead?

May 26th, 2014 by

For many years there has been a consistent attack on trusts from the tax man (or should that be tax persons?!). There is a perception that trusts are simply used for tax planning purposes and as such the more attacks there are on trusts from the tax authorities, the less …

It’s been an Icebreaker

May 17th, 2014 by

It’s been an interesting few days. Yet again tax avoidance has been in the press, all over the TV. Everyone has an opinion. Gary Barlow was “found guilty” (as one paper put it) of investing in a product that had tax avoidance as its main purpose. Hmmm. And as a …

Are we in danger of moving goal posts again? And hoping no-one notices?

May 5th, 2014 by

Most people probably haven’t taken a lot of notice of what has been happening in the ‘offshore’ arena with regards to the new proposed charges on residential property. If you haven’t, then just a little recap here as it might affect more people than first envisaged. The Annual Tax for …

Is tax mitigation immoral?

April 25th, 2014 by

I am morally repugnant – according to the chancellor.  Well, I don’t think he was talking about me personally.  But the comment was aimed at tax advisers who assist clients in minimising their tax liabilities. I have never been a great fan of “tax schemes” but they had their place …

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