HMRC vs MGH

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Thanks for that EJ, as with JC the efforts are …

Comment on HMRC vs MGH by Homunculus.

Thanks for that EJ, as with JC the efforts are much appreciated.

I would pick up specifically on one point you bring from the hearing.

“He focussed on the transfer of money from the employer to the main trust as being taxable at that point.

And say, not to you, to the World in general … “No ships, Shylock” who would have thunk it.

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Is the chap appearing for the respondent.

http://www.axiomadvocates.com/advocate/17/roddy_dunlop_qc

If so he is clearly a clever and talented man, however going by the webpage this isn’t really his field. I’m not saying he isn’t more than capable, it just seems his expertise may be in other areas.

“His expertise covers media law, professional negligence, professional discipline, insurance law, commercial disputes, procurement, intellectual property, human rights, prescription and limitation, and judicial review.”


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HirsutePursuit says:
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July 8, 2015 at 12:18 pm

That was my understanding, and as stated in my last I don’t imagine HMRC would choose to go further, even if they could.


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Eddiegoldtop says:
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July 8, 2015 at 11:25 am

I am aware that at least some tax matters can go as far as the European Court of Justice, though I can’t confirm whether the tax liability of an improperly run EBT would be one of them.

It is often claimed that the UK has control over it’s own taxation matters, however this is simply not the case, or at least not totally so. VAT for example, it is easy enough to find cases where the ECJ has ruled on VAT as it relates to the UK.

Just at random

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11102419/European-court-adds-hundreds-of-millions-to-UK-bank-taxes.html

The question is though, would HMRC, should it lose at the Supreme Court, really want to try to refer the matter to the ECJ, even if they could.

I suspect that the Supreme Court is as far as they would want to go.


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