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TaxationWeb roundup January 2020

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Have a read of the best forum queries, news and articles on our partner website TaxationWeb.

Queries from the Forum

A selection of popular queries from the last few weeks.

Beneficial Joint Tenants – IHT and CGT for an Unmarried Couple – The issues that arise here may become less important to the extent that mixed civil partnerships gain in popularity but for now there are some important points to consider

Do I Still Qualify for Marriage Allowance? – Do valid charitable donations work to ensure entitlement to the Transferable Tax Allowance? Yes, if you find someone at HMRC who knows what they are doing.

Would you Adam and Eve it: HMRC SDLT Guidance Wrong? – Not all property interests are chargeable or ‘count’ for SDLT purposes, as SDLT Geek explains.

Subsistence Expenses for Self-Employed Delivery Driver – Proof that occasionally, new legislation is more permissive than old case law

Saving IHT by Making Gifts Out of Surplus Income – An extremely important exemption, these days typically worth far more than the old £3,000 a year.

Will Transfer of Assets Abroad Legislation Apply? – Sometimes a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Fortunately, stalwarts Maths and AGoodman are able to steer the querist clear.

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News and Articles

A selection of news and longer items published on TaxationWeb

Loan Charge Independent Review: Some Meat but No Blood – We consider the findings and recommendations of the recently-published Independent Loan Charge Review, together with the government response.

Interests in Possession, Staleness in HMRC Discoveries, VAT on Employee Expenses, Agricultural and Business Property Reliefs – Peter Vaines looks at a selection of tax cases that will be relevant to advisers.

Government Review of NHS Pensions: What are the Options? – RSM UK’s James Gransby looks at the choices open to the government in its promised review of the Tapered Annual Allowance for Higher Earners, scheduled for the 2020 Budget on Wednesday, 11 March 2020.

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