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Firms that have received letters from HMRC regarding the VAT treatment of electronic searches are encouraged to contact the Law Society.
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.
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.
Firms which advise clients on the establishment of offshore companies or trusts may shortly receive a letter from HMRC.
Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his 'first and last' Autumn Statement yesterday, which will be replaced by a Spring Statement from 2018.
News of Society's response to HMRC consultation on Strengthening tax avoidance deterrents
HMRC consultation Strengthening Tax Avoidance Sanctions and Deterrents: A discussion document
HMRC is reminding conveyancers to enter code '04' for the ‘type of property’ when the higher rates of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) for additional residential properties are due.
HMRC have deferred the planned start date for charging VAT on CON29 and CON29O searches
The Law Society has again called for explicit statutory protection for legal professional privilege in its evidence to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee.
From the Private Client Section: lawyers and tax avoidance after the Paradise Papers
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