How to Avoid Stamp Duty on Shares
Tax is payable on the purchase of shares in the UK – known as Stamp Duty on paper transactions, and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (SDRT) on...
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In this case, the First-tier tax Tribunal considered whether enquiry notices which HMRC said were properly issued to both appellants were served on the two companies within the statutory enquiry period in accordance with Schedule 10, paragraph 12 Finance Act 2003.
I appeared for the taxpayers and successfully argued that the enquiry notices served on both taxpayers were not properly served within the relevant time limit so that the additional tax charged by HMRC’s closure notices was cancelled.
The appeal also drew attention to a defect in the way in which the SDLT return form captures the correct address for service of an enquiry notice on the taxpayer.