Steve Maggs Tax Blog

The world of tax is fast moving, ever changing and constantly evolving. Through my Tax Blog I hope to bring you important tax changes and advice and help you keep abreast of developments in this ‘taxing’ world! If you’d like any further information please call me on 01872 276116 or email me at  You can also follow me @TaxCornwall.

Auld Lang Syne! Tax year-end planning checklist

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 by Tim Buringham

This is a brief reminder of the key points that are tax year-end sensitive. You can plan ahead and use our annual year-end tax checklist for the 2016/17 tax year and beyond.


Budget of a broken promise? – 09/03/2017

Posted on: March 9th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

Tax Partner Steve Maggs offers his thoughts on the Spring Budget 2017


Spring Budget 2017 Predictions

Posted on: March 1st, 2017 by Tim Buringham

Steve “Mystic” Maggs reveals his top five predictions for the Spring Budget 2017, which is to be delivered on Wednesday 8th March


Growing Scrutiny of Incorporations – 17/02/2017

Posted on: February 17th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

In recent years, there has been a noticeable change in “the overall shape of the labour market”, with more individuals moving away from employment to self-employment or business ownership and there is now a growing focus on tax-motivated incorporations.


Record Tax Burden Forecast by IFS – 15/02/2017

Posted on: February 15th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

A recently published report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies has stated that the tax burden is set to reach its highest level for 30 years.


Substantial Shareholdings Exemption (SSE) changes from 1 April 2017 – 09/02/2017

Posted on: February 9th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

I am pleased to see the government will be implementing changes to the Substantial Shareholdings Exemption (SSE) from 1 April 2017. The proposed changes will mean a widening of the scope of the application of SSE and a simplification of the rules, which will hopefully make it more accessible.


2017 Major Review of VAT – 01/02/2017

Posted on: February 1st, 2017 by Tim Buringham

Following the announcement in the Autumn Statement that the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) would be asked to review VAT, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury has now formally requested the review in a letter to the Chair of the OTS.


Spring Budget 2017 – 30/01/2017

Posted on: January 30th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

The date of the final Spring Budget has been announced and will take place on Wednesday 8th March 2017.


UK Tax on Dealing in or Developing UK Land by Non-UK Residents – Further Guidance – 27/01/2017

Posted on: January 27th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

Newly published guidance gives a valuable insight into HMRC’s interpretation of the new rules on profits from a trade of dealing in or developing UK land.


The National Audit Office Slams Proposed HMRC Cost Cutting Strategy – 24/01/2017

Posted on: January 24th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

A recent report released by the National Audit Office has revealed that the proposed HMRC cost cutting strategy is “unrealistic”.


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