Jeannette Hume (Kings Lynn)

Jeannette Hume is a senior tax manager at Whiting & Partners. She has 20 years of experience in business tax, having previously worked for Deloitte and PEM in Cambridge. Her specialisms include farming, property and technology, having advised clients on R&D relief since its inception in April 2000. Due to the international nature of her technology clients she has a wide experience of international tax matters in respect of both the business and their employees.
 
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Jeannette Hume
5th June 2017 R&D Claims: Is HMRC advance assurance a good idea?

In a bid to give companies more certainty over whether or not their R&D claim will be successful, HMRC introduced an advance assurance process in November 2015. If you pass this new test, HMRC will agree not to enquire into your R&D claims for the first 3 accounting periods of claiming this relief. So is…

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30th November 2016 Preserving EIS Status

EIS:  Growth Shares and Preference. Abingdon Health Ltd v HMRC TC05525 This was an interesting case, and a warning for the unwary. The issue at stake was whether HMRC’s withdrawal of EIS relief as a result of a preference created by a new class of growth share was reasonable. The taxpayer company sought EIS relief in respect…

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7th October 2016 Preferred Exit

MBO: Self-funding £1m deal allows owners to retire. We have successfully advised the business owners of an engineering firm on its £1m buy out by the existing management team. Our team were initially approached by the business owners for exit planning advice. The owners had successfully built up an engineering business over 20 years and…

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19th September 2016 Innovation State Funding

R&D Tax Relief: Claims rose by 38% in 2014-15. The latest data from HMRC indicates that there has been an increase in both the number of companies making R&D tax relief claims and also that companies are increasing their R&D spend. The fact that there are a significant number of companies making claims for the first time…

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13th January 2016 Corporate Tax Minimisation

Super Tax Reliefs: Claim both patent box and R&D relief? The answer to this question is yes and the combination of the two reliefs can be very valuable! We have a number of clients who are undertaking ongoing research and have already registered a patent on their earlier research. They are able to receive the…

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13th October 2015 Investment Income Taxation

New Dividend Tax Rules: Planning opportunities during transition. In his 2015 Summer Budget George Osborne rewrote the rules for calculating the income tax that individuals and trusts pay on their dividend income: Abolished the tax credit, Introduced a £5k tax free dividend allowance, Increased all of the tax rates on dividend income by +7.5%. As these…

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13th July 2015 Incentivising Staff

EMI Share Options: the tax advantages. Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) are a tax advantaged share option scheme that can be used to provide an incentive to key staff. The key tax advantage of EMI options in most cases is that no income tax or national insurance will be payable on the exercise of the option. The…

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7th October 2013 MBO Exit

We have successfully advised the business owners of an engineering firm on its £1m buy out by the existing management team. Our team were initially approached by the business owners for exit planning advice.

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