Lynne Rowland advised Daily Telegraph on consequences of court ruling on tax avoidance for coma relative

08.08.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Lynne Rowland, partner at Kingston Smith, says landmark ruling will allow relatives of those who are mentally incapacitated to carry out inheritance tax planning on their behalf. For more information on this or other tax matters, please contact a member of our team or visit our web page. Lynne’s article appears in the Daily Telegraph.…


Guy Sterling advises New Model Adviser on trust alternatives for passing on possessions

06.08.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Guy Sterling considers the merits of family investment companies, family limited partnerships and discretionary trusts. Each structure has different implications for asset control, corporation tax, income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax. For more information on this or other tax matters, please contact a member of our team or visit our tax web page. Guy’s…


John Hood deciphers new tax legislation on holiday homes in economia

01.08.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith’s head of tax dispute resolution John Hood explains HMRC’s new tax regime for Brits buying property abroad. Hood’s article advises those owning or planning to buy property abroad of the new rules that HMRC is introducing. It’s specifically how the funds are raised, how the maintenance costs are met and how much revenue…


FT Adviser: John Hood outlines how HMRC will confront phoenix companies

01.08.19 / Insight posted in KS News

‘Phoenixism’ is not a term solely reserved for mythology and has been recently used to describe the occurrence of companies being re-established in a different form, while remaining virtually the same. John Hood, tax partner at Kingston Smith, explains that this is done to avoid possible tax liabilities and HMRC have now cracked down on…


Tessa Park investigates what small entities need to disclose under FRS 102 Section 1A accounts

31.07.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith’s technical partner Tessa Park explores the complicated process of categorising different profit and loss transactions. Park’s article in ICAEW’s By All Accounts (the Financial Reporting Faculty journal) discusses how directors, accountants and auditors can provide an accurate account. For more information on this, please contact a member of our team. Tessa’s article appears…


People Management: Tim Stovold explains the most recent rules on off-payroll working in the private sector

29.07.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith’s head of tax, Tim Stovold, outlines the necessary information needed to prepare for the new off-payroll working rules. These new rules, being introduced from April 2020, will effect companies in the private sector, with the exclusion of small companies. Kingston Smith has created an off-payroll worker tool that has been designed to provide…


economia: John Hood lifts the lid on civil tax investigations

11.07.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Tax dispute resolution expert John Hood discusses HMRC’s new power to look into the tax affairs of individuals holding assets outside the UK in crown dependencies and British overseas territories. The new power would allow HMRC to gather information before even making the individual aware. For more information on this or other tax matters, please…


Kingston Smith acclaimed for its training programme

05.07.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith is thrilled to have been named as a finalist in the British Accountancy Awards for 2019 in the ‘graduate and non-graduate programme of the year’ category. This award recognises excellence in developing a business-led training programme by demonstrating the use of ‘21st century’ learning options and innovative ways to attract, retain and develop…


Kingston Smith & Partners investigates failed student accommodation investment scheme

03.07.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Brian Baker, partner at Kingston Smith & Partners, was appointed liquidator of Franklin International Ltd, a company incorporated in Gibraltar on 12 June 2019. Kingston Smith & Partners was appointed at the request of several individual investors who have seen their investment in the growing student accommodation market collapse without warning. Brian Baker commented: “On…


GQ magazine: Richard Cummings advises on how to cope with new-job nerves

27.06.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Richard Cummings, managing director of Kingston Smith HR Consultancy, provides GQ readers with expert advice on how to handle first-day preparation, settling in during the first month and how to behave in the end-of-probation meeting if a mistake has been made. For more information on HR matters, please contact a member of our team or…