Domicile rules

5
Jun

Snap election means shorter finance act passed

  The original Finance Bill published after the Spring Budget ran to nearly 700 pages. As a result of the announcement of the General Election on 8th June a significantly shorter Finance Bill was passed with many of the more detailed and more controversial measures being deferred to a later Bill. Whether those measures will reappear after the election will

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5
Dec

Inheritance Tax implications of new domicile rules

  Individuals who are domiciled in the UK are subject to inheritance tax (IHT) on their worldwide assets wherever situated. Non-UK domiciled individuals are currently only subject to IHT on their UK assets. Classic planning for non-doms was to hold UK assets, particularly UK houses, through an offshore trust or company. The consultation on proposed changes suggests that such a

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5
Dec

Proposed changes to UK domicile rules

  Where an individual is resident but not domiciled in the UK there are special rules that apply to that person’s overseas income and capital gains.  Plus only their UK assets are charged to inheritance tax. The government has been consulting this summer on possible changes to the rules from 6 April 2017. Currently the UK domicile rules provide that

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