SME Tax News


We have a new guide to company start-ups, a company update and lots more this time.

Switzerland is banning the issue of bearer shares by unlisted companies from 1 November 2019. 

It seems that there is currently an issue with HMRC’s ‘VAT when you sell a vehicle’ online tool which is producing incorrect results.

Recent figures released by HMRC about Inheritance tax in the UK show an increase in the value of estates and a drop in business and charitable relief claims. This resulted in increases in 2018/19 tax receipts to £5.4billion.

In David Cliff v HMRC [2019] TC07358 the First Tier tribunal denied claims for trading loss relief by a tax consultant investing in racehorses; he had not proved there were any losses and was not trading commercially with a view to profit.

If EU Member States give certain multinational companies tax advantages not available to rivals in other countries, it is seen as harming fair competition in the EU. The state aid rules aim to prevent this whilst allowing Member States to retain exclusive competence in determining their own tax laws.