Cupid’s dart

Stamp Duty Land Tax

‘There’s something that doesn’t make sense. Let’s go poke it with a stick’ (Doctor Who in ‘Amy’s Choice’)

I can’t believe over two months have passed since my last blog post and I’m still bogged down in the SDLT surcharge legislation in Schedule 4ZA FA 2003 …

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Desperate measures

Stamp Duty Land Tax

I have been an insomniac for a while now.  A few of you have been kind enough to suggest remedies, such as reading HMRC’s 81-page summary of responses to the Making Tax Digital consultation and listening to whale music.

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Ask Ann

General Tax, Stamp Duty Land Tax, Value Added Tax

Ask Ann Tax Q&A

When I revamped my website I was persuaded that it would a good idea to invite the tax-confused to contact me with their questions.  There’s a lot of them out there.  No wonder, if you ask me.

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Farmer George

Stamp Duty Land Tax

The snappily-titled ‘higher rates of SDLT on purchases of additional residential properties where the consideration is over £40,000’ come in on 1 April and it seems that a lot of people are going to be caught by George’s little SDLT prank.

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Oggy, oggy, oggy

Stamp Duty Land Tax, Value Added Tax

Cornish pasties advertised outside pub

There I was again last Wednesday lunchtime, listening to the Budget speech.  A bit of a groundhog moment, really, as nearly everything had been leaked to the press beforehand.  The Chancellor still delivered a few surprises though.

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SDLT: a double whammy

Stamp Duty Land Tax

One pound coin on its side

‘When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.’ (Isaac Asimov, ‘The Relativity of Wrong’)

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