The Research and Development (Qualifying Bodies) (Tax) Order 2012 has been approved by the House of Commons, to come into effect on February 28th, 2012. The Order updates the list of qualifying bodies for R&D purposes – contributions to qualifying bodies can be eligible for the large company R&D relief.
Huh. Not entirely sure how or why I’ve ignored football image rights tax issues in the past – possibly because it’s been rumbling around for years. And years. Maybe even a decade.
Anyway, the Telegraph is now reporting that HMRC have concluded a number of image rights settlements in relation to footballers and football clubs (but not Rangers – apparently the tax bill that tipped them into administration related to employee benefit trusts rather than image rights).
Last chance to get patent box consultation responses in – the further consultation round closes today #in