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Tax Tribunal Denies HMRC’s Extension of Time to Serve Notice of Appeal

In the recent case of HMRC v McCarthy & Stone (Developments Limited)  the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chambers) (“UT”) refused HMRC’s application for an extension of time to serve it’s Notice of Appeal.  The UT’s decision was heavily influenced by the Rule 3.9 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (“CPR”) and the Jackson Reforms despite the fact …

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Case Study: Successful Appeal on Disclosure to HMRC (demanded under Schedule 36 Information Notice)

In the case of Kevin Betts v HMRC  [2013] UKFTT 430, the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chambers) (“FTT”) allowed Mr Betts appeal against a schedule 36 information notice issued by HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”). The dispute arose when HMRC requested detailed financial information from Mr Betts in order to verify his tax position stated on his …

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Tax Tribunal Considers Actor’s Accommodation Expenses

In the recent case of Healy v HMRC [2013] the First Tier Tax Tribunal (“FTT”) allowed Mr Tim Healy (probably best known for playing Dennis Patterson in the television series Auf Wiedersehen) a deduction from his professional income for renting a flat during a long running production where he was performing. HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) appealed to …

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Tax Tribunal Rules Against HMRC’s Assessment on Consultancy Fee

In Maureen Hepburn v HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) (2013) the First-Tier Tax Tribunal (“FTT”) ruled in favour of a taxpayer’s appeal in relation to consultancy fee paid to a company which was not incorporated at the time. The taxpayer appealed against HMRC’s tax assessment that the consultancy fee should form part of trading income, rather than …

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