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Hugh Gunson and Guy Bud write for the Tax Journal on the Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in Hoey

The Court of Appeal’s recent judgment in Hoey raises important issues for practitioners about the operation of PAYE and the transfer of assets abroad (TOAA) regime. It explores the nature of HMRC’s potentially far-reaching discretion to ‘switch off’ the application of the PAYE regime (even retrospectively) under ITEPA 2003 s 684(7A)(b). As regards TOAA, there is a brief but potentially important discussion of the priority between the TOAA code and the charge to tax on employment income and the possibility of double taxation. The court also explores the ‘wholly and exclusively’ rule for deductibility of expenses in a tax avoidance context.

Hugh Gunson, Partner, and Guy Bud, Associate Barrister, examine the Court of Appeal’s decision which has potentially far-reaching consequences for the PAYE system.

Read the full article first published in Tax Journal.

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