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In re Inland Revenue Commissioners v Placentini (Defendant) Dayman (receiver), In re Criminal Justice Act 1988, and Taxes Management Act 1970: QBD 4 Feb 2003

The receiver had been appointed under the 1968 Act, to manage the affairs of the defendant on his prosecution for tax fraud. She now sought a declaration as to her personal liability for tax which fell due. She had paid over some andpound;2 million to the court which she had realised. Held: A receiver was … Continue reading In re Inland Revenue Commissioners v Placentini (Defendant) Dayman (receiver), In re Criminal Justice Act 1988, and Taxes Management Act 1970: QBD 4 Feb 2003

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Takhar v Gracefield Developments Ltd and Others: SC 20 Mar 2019

The claimant appellant alleged that properties she owned were transferred to the first defendant under undue influence or other unconscionable conduct by the second and third defendants. The claim was dismissed. Three years later she claimed to set that judgment aside having been obtained by fraud. To support the allegation she brought evidence not available … Continue reading Takhar v Gracefield Developments Ltd and Others: SC 20 Mar 2019

Regina (Holding and Barnes plc) v Secretary of State for Environment Transport and the Regions; Regina (Alconbury Developments Ltd and Others) v Same and Others: HL 9 May 2001

Power to call in is administrative in nature The powers of the Secretary of State to call in a planning application for his decision, and certain other planning powers, were essentially an administrative power, and not a judicial one, and therefore it was not a breach of the applicants’ rights to a fair hearing before … Continue reading Regina (Holding and Barnes plc) v Secretary of State for Environment Transport and the Regions; Regina (Alconbury Developments Ltd and Others) v Same and Others: HL 9 May 2001

Revell v Revenue and Customs (Income Tax/Corporation Tax : Assessment/Self-Assessment): FTTTx 16 Feb 2016

FTTTx INCOME TAX- whether appellant served with valid notice to file return – no-whether valid enquiry opened into return and valid closure notice issued – no – appeal allowed – ss 8, 9, 28A, 34 and 115 TMA 1970 [2016] UKFTT 97 (TC) Bailii Taxes Management Act 1970 8 9 828A 34 115 England and … Continue reading Revell v Revenue and Customs (Income Tax/Corporation Tax : Assessment/Self-Assessment): FTTTx 16 Feb 2016

Scott v Revenue and Customs (Income Tax/Corporation Tax : Exemptions and Reliefs): FTTTx 27 Aug 2015

FTTTx INCOME TAX – HMRC determinations for 2006-07 and 2007-08 – Appellant’s Self-Assessment returns filed out of time to displace determinations – Illness and Death of previous accountant – Claim for Special Relief – Schedule 1AB Taxes Management Act 1970 – Nature of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction – Maxwell v HMRC [2013] UKFTT 459 (TC) and … Continue reading Scott v Revenue and Customs (Income Tax/Corporation Tax : Exemptions and Reliefs): FTTTx 27 Aug 2015

John Mander Pension Trustees Ltd v Revenue and Customs: SC 29 Jul 2015

The pension scheme had been approved, but that approval later withdraw. HMRC issued assessment for the years in which it had been approved. The taxpayer argued that such assessments applied to the date with effect from which the approval is withdraw, HMRC contended that it was in the year in which withdrawal was notified. The … Continue reading John Mander Pension Trustees Ltd v Revenue and Customs: SC 29 Jul 2015

Regina v Special Commissioner And Another, ex parte Morgan Grenfell and Co Ltd: HL 16 May 2002

The inspector issued a notice requiring production of certain documents. The respondents refused to produce them, saying that they were protected by legal professional privilege. Held: Legal professional privilege is a fundamental part of ensuring human rights as a right of privacy, and is recognised in European law (A M and S Europe Ltd). A … Continue reading Regina v Special Commissioner And Another, ex parte Morgan Grenfell and Co Ltd: HL 16 May 2002

Lynch v National Crime Agency: FTTTx 9 Dec 2014

FTTTx INCOME TAX – Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 – whether qualifying condition met for NCA to carry out general Revenue functions in relation to Appellant – yes – discovery assessments under s 29 TMA 1970 – whether the conditions for such assessments met – yes – whether within time limits – yes – on … Continue reading Lynch v National Crime Agency: FTTTx 9 Dec 2014

Spring Salmon and Seafood Ltd v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 11 Sep 2014

FTTTx Income Tax; PAYE Determinations; National Insurance Contributions Decisions; bonus; effect of reference in accounts to fish stocks; whether paper transaction; whether contingent liability or accrual; Time Bar; deliberate conduct; whether liability excluded by agreement and/or undertaking; Taxpayer struck off Register of Companies and subsequently restored to the Register; effect of restoration; Income Tax (Pay … Continue reading Spring Salmon and Seafood Ltd v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 11 Sep 2014

Samson Publishing Ltd and Others v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 14 Oct 2010

Income tax – Benefits in kind – Employees contributed 4% and 5% respectively to purchase price of cars jointly owned with employer – Whether car ‘made available (without any transfer of the property in it’ – Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 ss.1564, 156, 157 and Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions Act 2003 ss.120-140 – … Continue reading Samson Publishing Ltd and Others v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 14 Oct 2010

BT Pension Scheme Trustees v HM Revenue and Customs: CA 17 Jan 2014

The court was asked whether section 43 of the 1970 Act which imposes time limits on claims, applied to a claim for payments made by the Trustees of the BT Pension Scheme under section 231 of ICTA. If so, subject to questions of community law which remain to be decided, many of these claims were … Continue reading BT Pension Scheme Trustees v HM Revenue and Customs: CA 17 Jan 2014

Farrow and Others (T/A Kitchen and Bathroom Installations) v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 3 Nov 2010

Partnership return, section 12AA Taxes Management Act 1970 (‘TMA’) – late filing penalty, section 93A TMA – filing paper return after both paper and electronic deadline – failure of HMRC to provide free software for electronic filing of partnership return – appeal dismissed [2010] UKFTT 534 (TC) Bailii England and Wales Income Tax Updated: 12 … Continue reading Farrow and Others (T/A Kitchen and Bathroom Installations) v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 3 Nov 2010

Oxfam v Revenue and Customs: ChD 27 Nov 2009

The charity appealed against refusal to allow it to reclaim input VAT. It also sought judicial review of the decision of the Tribunal not to allow it to raise an argument of legitimate expectation. The charity had various subsidiaries conducting commercial activities, which paid VAT in its supplies. The parties disputed how input taxes were … Continue reading Oxfam v Revenue and Customs: ChD 27 Nov 2009

Prudential Plc and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and Others: CA 13 Oct 2010

The court was asked whether advice given by an accountant could be protected against disclosure by legal professional privilege. The company had taken advice from its accountants, and objected to disclosure of that advice to the tax authorities under a notice issued under section 20 of the 1970 Act. Held: Legal professional privilege was not … Continue reading Prudential Plc and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and Others: CA 13 Oct 2010

Autologic Holdings Plc and others v Commissioners of Inland Revenue: HL 28 Jul 2005

Taxpayer companies challenged the way that the revenue restricted claims for group Corporation Tax relief for subsidiary companies in Europe. The issue was awaiting a decision of the European Court. The Revenue said that the claims now being made by other companies should proceed through the Commissioners who could implement European law directly. The taxpayers … Continue reading Autologic Holdings Plc and others v Commissioners of Inland Revenue: HL 28 Jul 2005

Prebble v Television New Zealand Ltd: PC 27 Jun 1994

(New Zealand) The plaintiff, an MP, pursued a defamation case. The defendant wished to argue for the truth of what was said, and sought to base his argument on things said in Parliament. The plaintiff responded that this would be a breach of Parliamentary privilege. Held: A Defendant may not use libel proceedings to impugn … Continue reading Prebble v Television New Zealand Ltd: PC 27 Jun 1994

Prudential Plc and Another, Regina (on the Application of) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and Another: Admn 14 Oct 2009

The company had obtained legal advice but had taken it from their accountants. The Revenue sought its disclosure, and the company said that as legal advice it was protected by legal professional privilege. Held: The material was not protected. The privilege given under the Act by virtue of the Morgan Grenfell decision was limited to … Continue reading Prudential Plc and Another, Regina (on the Application of) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and Another: Admn 14 Oct 2009

Matalan Retail Ltd v Revenue and Customs: ChD 5 Aug 2009

The taxpayer imported swimwear for sale. The respondent had incorrectly indicated that such swimwear had one classification. The claimant sought to prevent the respondent reclassifying the goods, saying that they had made given binding tariff information. It depended on the proportion of rubber in the suits. The respondent viewed the calculation differently. Held: the commissioners … Continue reading Matalan Retail Ltd v Revenue and Customs: ChD 5 Aug 2009

Robin Ray v Classic FM Plc: PatC 18 Mar 1998

Contractor and Client Copyrights The plaintiff had contributed a design for a system of classifying and selecting tracks to be played on a radio station. He did so under a consultancy contract. Held: A Joint authorship claim required that the contributor had made some direct contribution to the words appearing in the eventual published item. … Continue reading Robin Ray v Classic FM Plc: PatC 18 Mar 1998

HM Revenue and Customs v Trustees of the Peter Clay Discretionary Trust: CA 19 Dec 2008

The court was asked whether the Commissioners had been correct to disallow in a closure notice, the attribution in part to income in the year 2000-01 of expenses incurred by the trustees of a United Kingdom resident discretionary trust. The expenses claimed were (i) trustees’ fees, (ii) investment management fees, (iii) bank charges, (iv) custodian … Continue reading HM Revenue and Customs v Trustees of the Peter Clay Discretionary Trust: CA 19 Dec 2008

McCullough (HMIT) v Ahluwalia: CA 23 Jun 2004

The taxpayer appealed an order for payment of arrears of schedule D tax and national insurance contributions in enforcement proceedings in the County Court. Held: The proper forum for appealing against determinations was the general commissioners whose jurisdiction was exclusive. The County Court had no jurisdiction whatsoever. Waller LJ, Jonathan Parker LJ [2004] EWCA Civ … Continue reading McCullough (HMIT) v Ahluwalia: CA 23 Jun 2004

Woolwich Equitable Building Society v Inland Revenue Commissioners (2): HL 20 Jul 1992

The society had set out to assert that regulations were unlawful in creating a double taxation. It paid money on account of the tax demanded. It won and recovered the sums paid, but the revenue refused to pay any interest accrued on the sums paid. The Society sought to challenge the decision by judicial review. … Continue reading Woolwich Equitable Building Society v Inland Revenue Commissioners (2): HL 20 Jul 1992

HMRC v Charlton Corfield and Corfield: UTTC 20 Dec 2012

UTTC Capital Gains Tax – whether discovery assessments valid – s 29, Taxes Management Act 1970 – meaning of ‘discovery’ – inference of information under s 29(6)(d)(i) – inclusion of DOTAS scheme reference number in return – whether an officer could not have been reasonably expected to be aware of an insufficiency of tax (s … Continue reading HMRC v Charlton Corfield and Corfield: UTTC 20 Dec 2012

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