The recommendations that the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) put forward in its review of capital gains tax (CGT), published on 11 November, has created quite a stir. Neil MacGillivray warns that, if the key proposals are adopted, current CGT planning opportunities may be lost, particularly for owner managed businesses
The OTS report highlights how the CGT rules can distort behaviour and do not meet policy intent, in particular, their interaction with income tax and inheritance tax (IHT). For example, the lower rates...
Five key points
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Jones takes on the brief after five years on the board, serving and chairing committees
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