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    This area is for tax practitioners and includes latest information, as well as links to related Law Society advice and services.

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    VAT on disbursements - update

    Firms that have received letters from HMRC regarding the VAT treatment of electronic searches are encouraged to contact the Law Society.

    11 April 2018

    Technical Q&As - Finance (No.2) Act 2017: tax changes for non-UK domiciliaries and trusts

    The draft guidance is designed to assist those advising non-UK domiciled clients on the important tax changes introduced by the Finance (No.2) Act 2017.

    29 March 2018

    The Welsh Land Transaction Tax is coming - are you ready?

    The new Land Transaction Tax (LTT) replaces stamp duty land tax in Wales on Sunday 1 April. All transactions after this date will be subject to the new tax and tax payments will be collected by the Welsh Revenue Authority.

    27 March 2018

    Corporate Interest Restriction:Tax response to accounting changes to leasing - Law Society response

    The Law Society’s Tax Law Committee has responded to HMRC’s consultation 'Corporate Interest Restriction: Tax response to accounting changes to leasing’.

    14 March 2018
    Consultation response

    Plant and machinery lease accounting changes - Law Society response

    The Law Society’s Tax Law Committee has responded to a consultation on the legislative changes required to ensure leasing rules continue to work as originally intended for the new lease accounting standard IFRS16.

    14 March 2018
    Consultation response

    Royalties Withholding Tax consultation - Law Society response

    The Law Society’s Tax Law Committee has responded to HMRC’s Royalties Withholding Tax consultation published on 1 December 2017.

    8 March 2018
    Consultation response

    Change to Welsh taxes - take our awareness survey

    From 1 April, Land Transaction Tax will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales. A new Welsh Revenue Authority has been established to collect and manage Welsh taxes and the Welsh Treasury is developing policy and new laws as Welsh fiscal powers expand.

    31 January 2018

    Criminal Finances Act 2017

    Guidance for solicitors on the corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion in the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

    8 September 2017
    Practice note

    New regime to prevent economic crime prompts new guidance

    A new law to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion has prompted the Law Society to unveil new guidance for solicitors.

    8 September 2017
    Press release

    Is tax avoidance permitted?

    I thought tax avoidance (as opposed to tax evasion) was permitted but the partner I work for has just referred to the Disclosure Of Tax Avoidance Schemes (DOTAS). Please can you give me some information about this?

    15 August 2017
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