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Sweet Revenge

In TC05677: Stephen Schechter and another [2017] UKFTT 189 (TC), the UK First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) ruled, among other issues, on whether two properties owned by the appellants’ company were held as trading stock or capital investments.

The appellants, Stephen and Lawrence Schechter, together with two other family members, own all the shares of a Bahamas company, Vinexsa International Limited (Vinexsa). Vinexsa, in turn, owns two flats in London at 12 Charles Street. Vinexsa is also the sole shareholder of a UK company, Sweet Revenge Limited (Sweet Revenge),

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Income earned through partnerships

Where an individual taxpayer carries on business both as a sole-proprietor and through a “partnership”, does the income of the partnership add to the individual’s taxable turnover for GST registration purposes? The UK First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) (FTT) in Dean Jason Butler v HMRC [2016] UKFTT 0666 (TC) rejected the taxpayer’s argument that part of his income was earned through a “partnership” and found him liable to register for VAT based on his combined income.

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