Tax / Scottish government consults on devolved tax policy framework

The Scottish Government is consulting on a new approach to the planning, management and implementation of the fully devolved taxes in Scotland, with the aim of bringing greater transparency and efficiency to the process, and broader engagement with taxpayers and the accountancy profession

Tax / Spring Statement 2019: draft legislation on capital allowance for non-residential buildings

As part of the Spring Statement, HMRC and the Treasury have published a consultation seeking views on draft legislation for non-residential structures and buildings capital allowance, which provides relief on eligible construction costs incurred on or after 29 October 2018

Tax / Spring Statement 2019: government to publish raft of consultations

The Spring Statement’s written ministerial statement outlines 13 consultations, draft regulations and call for evidence documents which are due to be published in the coming months, including regulations for maturing child trust funds and a consultation on extending private residence relief in capital gains tax (CGT)

Tax / Facing up to the tax challenges of the global digital economy

An overhaul of the taxation of highly digitised multinationals would challenge long-held conventions on taxable presence and profit allocation if OECD proposals were to go ahead. Jeff VanderWolk, partner at Squire Patton Boggs, examines the viability of the latest OECD consultation on the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy

Tax / OECD digital tax for multinationals criticised over double taxation risk

OECD plans to radically change the global tax framework to introduce a unilateral approach to taxation of digital services have been criticised over the broad reach of the proposals, risks of double taxation and potential to be the first step towards turnover tax, reports Sara White

Tax / HMRC consults on IR35 extension to private sector

HMRC has opened a 12-week consultation into proposals to extend the IR35 off-payroll working rules to the private sector from April 2020, in a bid to enable individuals and organisations to prepare for the changes, which have attracted considerable controversy since they were announced at Budget 2018

Tax / Consultations: March 2019

This month's HMRC, Treasury and OECD consultations focus on stamp duty land tax (SDLT) for non-resident property purchasers, electronic sales suppression and artificially reduced profits, tax challenges of the multinationals and the digitisation economy, and the plastic packaging tax 

Tax / HMRC consults on plans to be preferential creditor in insolvencies

The government has announced the first public consultation on plans to make HMRC a secondary preferential creditor for certain tax debts paid by employees and customers on the insolvency of a business, which have been branded a ‘cash grab’ by R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body

Tax / Consultation on tax regime to curb plastic packaging production

The Treasury and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are consulting on proposals first announced at Budget 2018 to introduce a new tax on the production and import of plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content, in a bid to encourage greater reduction in the use of plastic

Tax / OECD consults on digital tax rule changes

The OECD has opened a public consultation on its ‘milestone’ proposals for changes to the taxation regime in response to the digitalisation of the economy, which include revisions to the arm’s length principle and a focus on taxing profits where they are derived

Tax / Overseas property buyers face 1% stamp duty surcharge

HMRC and the Treasury have issued a 12-week consultation looking at how a 1% increase to stamp duty land tax (SDLT) for non-UK residents, including companies and trusts, purchasing residential property would work, with proceeds of the surcharge going towards measures to tackle rough sleeping

Tax / Consultations: February 2019

This month's consultations from HMRC include amendments to tax returns, taxation of trusts’ comment period extended, electronic sales suppression and digital services tax

Tax / Simplification of inheritance tax review: what's in scope

The government is planning to overhaul the inheritance tax system with a review of the administration of estates and the more complex aspects where trusts are involved in planning. Sarah Arnold FCA CTA, tax writer at Croner-i, highlights the key proposals

Tax / HMRC extends deadline for taxation of trust consultation

HMRC has extended the deadline for responses to its consultation on the taxation of trusts by a month, with feedback now welcomed up to 28 February

Tax / Consultations: January 2019

This month's consultations from HMRC include taxation of trusts, stamp taxes on shares, corporate capital loss restriction and digital services tax