Kersner v HMRC [2019] UKFTT 221 (TC)

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2019 #176

On an appeal against HMRC’s determination of liability to inheritance tax the appellant made a number of applications in the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber), including an application to opt out of the complex track costs regime, and for disclosure of documents alleged to be relevant to the HMRC’s assessment that the appellant had not been domiciled in the UK, but in Israel, when shares had been transferred to her by her husband...

Skinner v HMRC [2019] UKFTT 0516 (TC)

WTLR Issue: Winter 2019

On 1 December 2015 three settlements (“the Skinner Settlements”) disposed of 55,000 ordinary shares (“the Shares”) in a company (“the Company”) at a gain. Under each Skinner Settlement a member of the Skinner family had been given an interest in possession in the whole of the settled property on 30 July 2015...

Hogarth v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 0595 (TC)

WTLR Issue: Spring 2019 #174

The appellants were trustees of a life interest trust, the income of which was mandated to the life tenant and passed directly to him. HMRC served a notice under s8A of the Taxes Management Act 1970 to file an income tax return on the trustees...

Rialas v HMRC [2019] UKFTT 520 (TC)

WTLR Issue: Winter 2019

During the relevant tax years, R was resident and ordinarily resident, but not domiciled, in the United Kingdom. He was a Cypriot national. He held 50% of the issued shares of ACM, a company incorporated in England and Wales. R worked full time in ACM, which carried on a successful business as a fund manager...

Ross v HMRC [2017] UKFTT 507 (TC)

WTLR Issue: Winter 2018 #170

Mrs Ross originally owned a hotel called the Port Gaverne Inn in Cornwall and later acquired eight holiday cottages across the road called the Green Door Cottages. When she was no longer fit enough to run the business, the hotel was sold though its new owner agreed to provide services to guests renting out the cottages...

Harris v HMRC [2018] UKFTT 204 (TC)

WTLR Issue: Spring 2018 #171

HMRC successfully applied to strike out Mr Harris’ appeal against an inheritance tax determination, under Rule 8 of the Tribunal Procedure (First-Tier Tribunal) (Tax Chamber) Rules 2009.
 Mr Hughes was appointed as Administrator of the deceased’s estate in June 2013...

Vigne v HMRC TC/2016/05196

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2017 #169

The deceased died on 29 May 2012. At the time she was the sole beneficial owner of 30 acres of land (the land) used for carrying out a livery business. The business provided less than ‘part livery’ (ie day-to-day care being shared between the livery operator and horse owner) but more than ‘DIY Livery’ (ie a right to reside in a field plus a stable)...

Henderson v HMRC Neutral citation: [2017] UKFTT 556 (TC)

WTLR Issue: Autumn 2017 #169

The appellants were the four children of Nicholas Henderson. They appealed under s42 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions Act) 2003 and s207 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988, against HMRC determinations that they had all been domiciled in the UK since their birth...