New Judgment: Fowler v Commissioners for HMRC [2020] UKSC 22 – UKSC Blog

Posted May 27th, 2020 in double taxation, income tax, news, self-employment, Supreme Court, treaties by sally

‘Mr Fowler is a qualified diver who is resident in the Republic of South Africa. During the 2011/12 and 2012/13 tax years he undertook diving engagements in the waters of the UK’s continental shelf. HMRC stated that he is liable to pay UK income tax for this period. Whether he is liable depends on the application of a Double Taxation Treaty between the UK and South Africa. Article 7 of the Treaty provides that self-employed persons are taxed only where they are resident (i.e. South Africa), whereas article 14 provides that employees may be taxed where they work (i.e. the UK). For the purposes of this appeal, the parties have assumed that Mr Fowler was an employee. Mr Fowler claims he is nevertheless not liable to pay tax in the UK. His case centres on a “deeming provision” in section 15 of the UK’s Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005 (“ITTOIA”). This provides that an employed seabed diver is “treated” as self-employed for the purposes of UK income tax.’

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UKSC Blog, 26th May 2020

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Government abandons double tax treaty plans – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 13th, 2011 in double taxation, news, tax evasion, treaties by tracey

“Proposed legislation to combat tax avoidance involving double tax treaties has been abandoned, the Government has confirmed.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th September 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Regina (Huitson) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Regina (Huitson) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2011] EWCA Civ 893 ;  [2011] WLR (D)  248

“Section 58 of the Finance Act 2008 which amended fiscal legislation regarding double taxation relief with retrospective effect, thereby removing tax relief from tax avoidance schemes to United Kingdom residents, was neither disproportionate nor incompatible with article 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998.”

WLR Daily, 25th July 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Smallwood and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 12th, 2010 in appeals, capital gains tax, domicile, double taxation, law reports by sally

Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Smallwood and another [2010] EWCA Civ 778; [2010] WLR (D) 177

“In assessing tax liability in a capital gains case raising potential double taxation relief, care was required in construing ‘residence’.”

WLR Daily, 9th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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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

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Smallwood and others v Revenue and Customs Comrs – WLR Daily

Posted April 14th, 2009 in capital gains tax, double taxation, law reports by sally

Smallwood and others v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2009] EWHC 777 (Ch); [2009] WLR(D) 137

“Art 13(4) of the Schedule to the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Mauritius) Order 1981 (SI 1981/1121) gave the right to tax capital gains to the state in which there was residence at the time of the disposition.”

WLR Daily, 9th April 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Boake Allen Ltd. v. Revenue and Customs Commissioners – Times Law Reports

Posted May 24th, 2007 in corporation tax, double taxation, law reports by sally

Tax statute is not discriminatory

Boake Allen Ltd. v. Revenue and Customs Commissioners

House of Lords

“Section 247 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988, by denying companies with foreign parents the right to make a group income election allowing a subsidiary company to pay dividends to a parent company free of advance corporation tax, did not infringe the nondiscrimination articles of the double taxation agreements between the United Kingdom and the United States, or between the UK and Japan.”

The Times, 24th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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