R (Huitson) v HM Revenue and Customs – WLR Daily

Posted February 1st, 2010 in double taxation, income tax, judicial review, law reports, retrospectivity by sally

R (Huitson) v HM Revenue and Customs [2010] EWHC 97 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 11

 “It was within the permissible area of discretionary judgment of Parliament, and compatible with art 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, to legislate with retrospective effect to prevent taxpayers from seeking to use, by wholly artificial arrangements, a Double Tax Arrangement such as existed between the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man for a purpose for which it was not intended, so as to defeat the public policy that such an arrangement should do no more than relieve from double taxation.”

WLR Daily, 27th January 2010

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