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A game of two halves?

KEVIN MILLER tackles the latest developments on managed service companies

KEY POINTS

  • What is the extent of an MSCP's control over the service company?
  • Professional accountancy practices are not inevitably providers
  • How helpful is HMRC guidance on the legislation?
  • The plan for an audit standard has been put on hold while HMRC take legal advice
  • The rise of one-person umbrella companies

Much has already been written about the new managed service company legislation and related transfer of tax debts rules.

See for example Anne Redston's article Round three or my paper on managed service companies published by the ICAEW Tax Faculty as Tax Practice No 17 in October 2007.

This article however focuses on some of the main practical issues for service companies and accountancy and tax advisers including:

  • What is the distinction between a managed service company...

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