UHY Hacker Young reported this week that HMRCs threatening letters to beneficiaries of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) are “hot air”. Whilst we have an element of sympathy for those receiving the letters, and note UHY Hacker Young’s advice not to settle, HMRCs stance should serve as a warning to those seeking to be overly aggressive with their Tax Planning.

Recent legislation, in particular Disclosure of tax avoidance schemes (DOTAS), shows a clear intent by HMRC to clamp down on aggressive schemes. We are by nature cautious, and seek to avoid alternatives to current ‘fad’ planning strategies, for example the use of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) to avoid Inheritance Tax (IHT).

Opinions & Insights

Follow us

Stay in touch with our latest news and views

    Register for updates

    We issue regular updates which cover current financial planning topics. Please enter your email address if you would like to receive these. Please note that you may withdraw your consent to receive our updates at any time by notifying us at main business address.
     Thank you, you have been added to the mailing list, and will receive our next quarterly update.
     Please fill out the missing fields