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LBTT and ADS: guidance and update seminar

Date: 20th June 2019

Time: 09:00 - 12:45

Location:
200 SVS
200 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5RQ

CPD Hours: 2hours 30minutes

Join expert speakers at this seminar to explore the latest LBTT and ADS developments and guide you through your responsibilities in relation to their requirements.

Book by 17 May to save 20% on the below prices with our Early Bird rate

2.5 hours verifiable CPD

New Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) rates - and thresholds came into force in January this year, affecting a large number of both residential and non-residential transactions. This is the latest update in an area that has undergone significant changes  in recent years, presenting solicitors and their clients with new and thorny issues.

Join expert speakers at this seminar to explore the latest LBTT and ADS developments and guide you through your responsibilities in relation to their requirements. We will also discuss the main differences between LBTT and SDLT, and delve into the most pressing matters that you need to keep in mind for managing tax and compliance risks.

By attending this seminar, you will:

  • Acquire the latest update on LBTT and ADS developments
  • Gain insight into the key issues involving both taxes
  • Get practical guidance to ensure you keep your practice compliant
  • Iain Doran, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, Chair
  • Isobel d'Inverno, Director of Corporate Tax, Brodies LLP
  • Caroline Colliston, Partner, Corporate Tax, DWF LLP
  • 09:00 - 09:20

    Registration and breakfast refreshments
  • Speaker

    Iain Doran is a partner in the Real Estate group and specialises in commercial property development.

    He has built an arbitration practice on property disputes, especially concerning rent reviews and also practises in the field of Stamp Duty Land Tax, Land and Buildings Transaction Tax, VAT and other property taxes.

    Iain is rated as a Leading Individual in his field by Legal Directories (one of only 6 in Scotland).

  • 09:30 - 10:10

    LBTT: key issues and practical guidance

    • Residential v. non-residential transactions: the tricky issues
    • Exemptions and reliefs
    • LBTT penalties and returns

    Speaker

    Isobel advises on the LBTT/SDLT/LTT, VAT and capital allowances aspects of real estate purchases, sales and leases, as well as the tax implications of transactions involving properties held in corporate wrappers and structuring of property funds. Her experience includes advising on Student Accommodation and Buy to Rent/PRS structures, property joint ventures, the Construction Industry Scheme and the new VAT reverse charge for building and construction service. Isobel has a particular expertise in LBTT and was closely involved in working with the Scottish Government in relation to the introduction of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in April 2015 and the Additional Dwelling Supplement in April 2016.

    Isobel is a top ranked individual in Chambers and Partners and a leading individual in Legal 500 for Corporate Tax. Isobel is Convenor of the Tax Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland, Chair of the Tax Committee of the Scottish Property Federation and a Council member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group.

    10:10 - 10:40

    LBTT and leases

    • Three-yearly review: obligations of clients and solicitors
    • Tricky issues and penalties

    Speaker

    Caroline is an experienced corporate tax solicitor and chartered tax adviser. Caroline has over 20 years of experience in providing corporate tax and share schemes legal support on corporate, commercial and real estate transactions and tax advice to clients including tax structuring, tax clearances and tax enquiry and investigation support. Caroline is an active member of DWF's partner-led diversity and inclusion leadership group with a focus on gender issues and, also, sits on the DWF's CSR Leadership group. Caroline is an active member of: the Law Society of Scotland's Tax Law and Policy sub-committee and LBTT working group; CIOT Employment taxes committee; ICAS Employment taxes working group and the Women in Tax Scotland committee.  Caroline sits on the advisory board of Business in the Community Scotland. Caroline previously led the teaching on the postgraduate diploma in legal practice and trainee solicitor CPD at the University of Edinburgh. Caroline is a mum of two and enjoys yoga, walking and reading (if she can stay awake long enough…!).

    10:40 - 10:55

    Questions and discussion

  • 10:55 - 11:15

    Refreshments and networking
  • 11:15 - 11:55

    ADS: key issues and practical guidance

    • Background and areas of application
    • Exemptions and reliefs
    • Key issues and how to deal with them
    • ADS tricks and traps

    Speaker

    Isobel advises on the LBTT/SDLT/LTT, VAT and capital allowances aspects of real estate purchases, sales and leases, as well as the tax implications of transactions involving properties held in corporate wrappers and structuring of property funds. Her experience includes advising on Student Accommodation and Buy to Rent/PRS structures, property joint ventures, the Construction Industry Scheme and the new VAT reverse charge for building and construction service. Isobel has a particular expertise in LBTT and was closely involved in working with the Scottish Government in relation to the introduction of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in April 2015 and the Additional Dwelling Supplement in April 2016.

    Isobel is a top ranked individual in Chambers and Partners and a leading individual in Legal 500 for Corporate Tax. Isobel is Convenor of the Tax Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland, Chair of the Tax Committee of the Scottish Property Federation and a Council member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group.

    11:55 - 12:25

    Problems with assumption of debt in property transfers between couples and in development sub-sale relief

    Speaker

    Iain Doran is a partner in the Real Estate group and specialises in commercial property development.

    He has built an arbitration practice on property disputes, especially concerning rent reviews and also practises in the field of Stamp Duty Land Tax, Land and Buildings Transaction Tax, VAT and other property taxes.

    Iain is rated as a Leading Individual in his field by Legal Directories (one of only 6 in Scotland).

    12:25 - 12:40

    Questions and discussion

  • 12:40 - 12:45

    Closing remarks
  • 12:45 - 13:30

    Lunch

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£108.34
 
New member:
£97.92
 
Accredited Paralegal:
£97.92
 
Trainee:
£97.92
 
Unemployed member:
£87.50
 
Non-member:
£118.75
 

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