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    HMRC / Treasury have clearly stated that using a mechanism to avoid their horrible Loan Charge will not work and you will still have to declare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joolsey86 View Post
    @Robin Large

    HMRC / Treasury have clearly stated that using a mechanism to avoid their horrible Loan Charge will not work and you will still have to declare.
    Hasn't seemed to stop an adviser who made his name on here swanning off to Cyprus to peddle a new scheme...

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    Default There is a perfectly legal mechanism to avoid the LC

    Use pension contributions to relieve it.

    This is only guaranteed to be effective with closed years.

    Some here have cautioned against using pension contributions to mitigate open years BUT it doesn't carry any of the risks associated with dodgy schemes.

    Also, pensions don't involve (possibly dubious) tax advisors & QCs !!!
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    For what it's worth, we have seen now 8 different schemes claiming to avoid the loan charge.

    Many have come from sources that are or have been associated with schemes in the past. Some have arrived from more recent entrants to the scene.

    Naming them here is not helpful (or permitted) but even before you get to think about the scheme on offer, ask yourself if these are sources you trust?

    The legislation is clear. It creates a definition of a loan and a definition of a reduction in the value of the loan for the purposes of a tax charge.

    Where the reduction is to be achieved by a "repayment" is has to be "in money".

    Much learned sweat has been spent in analysing that phrase and to no great surprise has come up with reasons why "exchanges of financial/fiduciary interests, rights and obligations are the equivalent of "in money".

    Right.

    In due course a Judge in a Tribunal will look at this. He/she will ask what is meant by the phrase in the absence of a legal definition - in the context of the legislation.

    It may be that those greater minds than mine are correct and that legally, using a right to receive owed to you to, to satisfy an obligation to a lender, is treated as payment of the debt.

    In the context of what the legislation on the loan charge intends however, will a literal interpretation of law, not used in Tax Law, hold any weight?

    Unless you can show real money moving through your bank account to settle your obligation, my view is that every scheme we see will struggle.

    Even if that can be achieved, all it does is move you to the next hurdle - was that part of a tax avoidance scheme?
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    If you are contemplating going with one of these LC avoidance schemes.

    Ask yourself this.

    What are the chances of the ̶p̶e̶d̶d̶l̶e̶r̶ promoter of said scheme still being around when the SHTF? Will they defend you though the courts, or will you be left to fend off HMRC on your own?

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    Thursday 4 April
    The Commons opens, at 09.30 GMT, with Brexit Questions, followed by the weekly Commons Business Statement from the Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom.
    Then come two backbench motions. The first, led by the Conservative Ross Thompson, is on the introduction of the 2019 Loan Charge, which deals with HMRC's treatment of people facing huge bills for back taxes, sometimes amounting to hundreds of thousands of pounds.
    The charges are applied to people who had been encouraged to set up private limited companies by their tax advisers and, in many cases, their employers, but had been caught be a retrospective change in tax law.

    Plus: A cross-party group of MPs has written to Philip Hammond, the chancellor, accusing the Treasury of making false claims in an official report about the controversial loan charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert49 View Post
    Your post count may be majestic but you are a self righteous insensitive twat, the threat of the loan charge with the clause that death before April 6th means it can be avoided has already lead to at least 2 suicides and as that date approaches may lead to more, I suggest you keep your opinions to yourself.
    It’s pretty shocking to see people exploiting human tragedy in order to gain personal financial advantage, but then again people who get into such blatant overt tax “avoidance” probably don’t have strong moral compass.

    HMRC says 40k people affected, my guess here it is 90% males aged 30-59: annual suicide rate for that group in the UK is around 20 per year per 100k (source: Suicide in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia )

    It therefore follows that on average the affected group should have had around 8 suicides per year or around 24 in the time period since LC19 was announced, which is 12 times higher than your reported figures.

    Nobody should be contemplating suicide for any reason, especially over money debts - LC19 does not cancel bankrupcy, it’s not medieval times now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    It’s pretty shocking to see people exploiting human tragedy in order to gain personal financial advantage, but then again people who get into such blatant overt tax “avoidance” probably don’t have strong moral compass.

    HMRC says 40k people affected, my guess here it is 90% males aged 30-59: annual suicide rate for that group in the UK is around 20 per year per 100k (source: Suicide in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia )

    It therefore follows that on average the affected group should have had around 8 suicides per year or around 24 in the time period since LC19 was announced, which is 12 times higher than your reported figures.

    Nobody should be contemplating suicide for any reason, especially over money debts - LC19 does not cancel bankrupcy, it’s not medieval times now.
    I see your Majestic post count has increased by about 20 since your previous post, get a life and stop wallowing in other peoples misery, unfortunately your "Nobody should be contemplating suicide for any reason" post is not going to stop them happening, mainly because the world does not know that the sun shines out of your ar*e , your opinion on every subject is the correct one, and even though you try to disseminate it by spending your life posting on this forum , most people don't want to hear it.

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    Do you have a view on why alleged suicide rate among LC19 affected group appears to be around 10 times smaller than the national average?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Do you have a view on why alleged suicide rate among LC19 affected group appears to be around 10 times smaller than the national average?
    Yours is 10 times smaller than the national average. That's why you post so much.

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