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Tom is a Tax Manager with US Tax & Financial. He is an Enrolled Agent (EA) and a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), with over eight years of experience as a UK tax advisor and five years as a US tax advisor.

Revolution or Evolution? – Reform of UK Non-Domiciled Individual Taxation

This month’s Spring Budget surprisingly made no mention of the changes to the UK taxation of non-domiciles, which take effect from 6 April 2017. The changes have been announced for some time, and draft legislation was released at the end of 2016, but details on the new rules are sparse. It can be argued that […]

QROPS and the New Regime

Philip Hammond’s spring Budget announced surprise changes to the UK taxation of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS). These pension vehicles have been used by individuals to move pensions around the world, but the UK government considered that the old rules were open to abuse. We have invited Bethell Codrington, Global Head of Pensions at […]

Budget 2017 – Spreadsheet Phil Lives Up To His Name

As Philip Hammond took to the despatch box, he could take comfort that the UK economy was the second-fastest growing G7 economy in 2016, and the 2017 growth forecast has been upgraded. However, the growth forecast for the next few years has been downgraded, and with Brexit looming, Mr Hammond delivered a Budget very much […]

An End to HMRC’s ‘Light Touch’ Approach?

HMRC have announced a consultation outlining a new scheme to tackle offshore tax evasion. Named “Requirement to Correct” (RTC), the consultation proposes that taxpayers who have unreported offshore tax liabilities should come forward before 30 September 2018. This date is significant as it coincides with the date when all countries who have committed to the […]

One Last Chance – HMRC Offers a New Tax Disclosure Scheme

The Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF) is a new HMRC scheme aimed at encouraging taxpayers to come forward about unreported offshore tax liabilities. Launched on 5 September of this year, WDF is designed for taxpayers who want to disclose UK tax liabilities that wholly or partly relate to offshore income or assets. WDF continues the work […]

US & UK tax tips for charitable contributions

When making a tax deductible charitable deduction for US income tax purposes, it is always good to seek advice. The following IRS tax tips outline the rules you must consider.  Generally, for income tax purposes, the charity must be a US charity. Different rules apply for deductions for Estate and Gift Tax purposes.  The IRS […]

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