Do You Pay Stamp Duty on a Commercial Lease?
SDLT on commercial leases can be very complex. Many tenants are unaware that Stamp Duty Land tax is payable on commercial leases – and may be...
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This case was a tax judicial review in which I appeared jointly for the taxpayers.
The divisional court held there had been a material misrepresentation of the facts by HMRC when applying for search warrants against the taxpayers and a failure to draw relevant matters to the judge’s attention.
If a fair picture had been given to the judge, he might have refused to issue the search warrants.
The search warrants were therefore declared unlawful and costs were awarded to the claimants who remain under criminal investigation.