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Retrospective tax legislation: compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights ("ECHR")
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2015

Retrospective legislation, seeking to close a tax loophole relating to Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT"), did not engage rights under the ECHR to the


Denial of input VAT deduction for failure to identify a connection with VAT fraud Court of Appeal in Mobilx rejects HMRC test of knowledge but requires traders to consider the circumstances of each trade or transaction
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 18 2010

It was reported on 7 September 2010 that HMRC have identified the first cases of attempted VAT fraud in the wholesale gas and power markets


"Extreme shopping": HMRC legislation to counter treaty shopping: thoroughly draconian
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2011

On 1 August, just before the summer break, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) published a "Technical Note" and draft legislation (together, the "Note") entitled "Tax Treaties Anti-avoidance"


Budget 2014 - a budget for makers, doers and savers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2014

The Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday handed down his 2014 Budget. He described it as a Budget for "makers, doers and savers". Certainly, there


HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) enquiry windowslimitation periods
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2010

From 1 April 2010, changes introduced by Schedule 39 Finance Act 2008 will take effect and reduce the period within which HMRC can bring an assessment to four years from the end of the accounting period in the case of innocent errors, six years for careless errors and 20 years for deliberate mistakes


ECJ rules that the stamp duty reserve tax charge on entry into a clearance system is illegal under EU law; may have wider implications
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 5 2009

In a case last week, HSBC Holdings plc and Vidacos Nominees Ltd v HMRC (C-56907), the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) held that the 1.5 UK stamp duty reserve tax ("SDRT") charge on the issue of shares into EU clearance systems is illegal


Compound interest, portfolio management services, and dividend taxation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 20 2012

On 19 July 2012 the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") released judgments in Littlewoods Retail Ltd (and others) v HMRC (Case C-59110, "Littlewoods") and Finanzamt Frankfurt am Main V-Hochst v Deutsch Bank AG (Case C-4411, "Deutsche"), and the opinion of Advocate General Jaaskinen in Test Claimants in the FII Group Litigation v HMRC (Case C-3511, "FII"


Resolving disputes with HMRC
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2015

This is the eighth in our series of ADR practical guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling


Autumn Statement 2014 - Autumn leaves its stamp on tax avoidance
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 4 2014

The Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday handed down his 2014 Autumn Statement. He made a number of announcements which will impact the UK tax


HMRC wins appeal in penalties for late VAT payments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 10 2013

In accordance with the highly prescriptive provisions in the VAT legislation, a company may be in default of a liability to pay VAT if HMRC does not