Confluence Tax announces merger with US firm Frazier & Deeter

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November 11, 2021   Cambridge, UK – Confluence Tax has today announced it is to merge with a US counterpart, Frazier & Deeter, headquartered out of Atlanta, Georgia.    Confluence Tax founder Colin Hailey will continue to lead the firm from its office in Cambridge, while working closely with the existing UK office of Frazier…

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Employment related securities: guide to HMRC filing

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EMPLOYMENT related securities (ERS) are a common way of incentivising employees within the technology and biotechnology industries. However, issuing shares or share options results in a reporting obligation to HMRC, the UK tax authorities. This quick guide covers the most common queries regarding these annual returns and what your obligations are for filing an ERS…

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R&D tax credits: PAYE cap implemented in 2021

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But there is no need to panic as most companies, including those in biotech and tech, will be minimally affected by the changes.  The PAYE cap legislation around SME R&D claims has been released by HMRC (November 12). Crucially, the exemption to the cap that we, together with the BIA, lobbied hard for, has been included.  The key takeaway messages from today’s…

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Entrepreneurs’ Relief and EMI: letter to HM Treasury

Given the speculation in the press regarding the withdrawal of Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER), I wanted to bring to your attention that Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) share options rely on ER for their tax efficiency, in enjoying a 10% rate of capital gains tax.

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