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Sarah Woodall, Head of Tax, Partner (Barrister)

Investigation, Regulation and Tax

Direct Dial: 03301 075 975
Mobile: 07384 118 426

A bit about me

I have been described as a gamekeeper turned poacher in the tax world, and as an ex-HMRC senior civil servant I do bring both unique insight and experience to my work as a tax barrister, now that I only represent taxpayers.

Tax legislation and its interpretation evolves very quickly, and I focus on practical solutions and on my clients’ specific needs and aims to offer a wider view on their particular unique issues, rather than restricting my advice to a narrow legal analysis only.

I am not an accountant yet I work with accountants to support their clients together, as well as with individuals, on a wide range of tax issues, from effective handling of HMRC enquiries, investigations and disclosures and Contract Disclosure Facility (CDF), to tax planning and private client work generally, along with advising about the taxation of companies and other business enterprises.

Beyond work, my family and my friends are my focus, singing in a choir and running in the countryside.

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Why are you an employed barrister?

Wherever possible, I like to work with people and as part of a wider community and a team effort – I dislike isolation.

Where are you based?

My clients are based all over the UK and Europe and I enjoy much travel as part of my works (I like to meet clients face to face whenever possible). It is very helpful to me that HCR has eight offices across the UK.

Where I work

Hear what our clients say about our Partner (Barrister), Head of Tax Sarah Woodall

Direct and effective tax help

Sarah Woodall’s tax advice came to the aid of a board member and business owner needing b...

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Cutting through red tape on stamp duty

Accountancy firm Howards Chartered Certified Accountants recently asked Sarah Woodall for urgent advice with a Stamp Duty...

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Disguised remuneration trust expert advice

Having worked with Sarah Woodall at HMRC, Jeremy Clarke-Morris, partner at Kendall Wadley accountants, knew she had...

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原文链接:https://www.hcrlaw.com/blog/will-covid-19-affect-my-tax-position-and-can-i-claim-tax-relief-and-other-sources-of-support/ 作者:Sarah Woodall,合伙人(出庭律师),税务组负责人,争议解决部 中文联系人:Connie Lu, 实习律师, 国际业务部 疫情当下,出于安全和负责的考虑,大部分人都选择在家办公,但这同时也给个人带来了额外的生活成本,比如取暖、照明、网络以及电话费等。今天我们就来谈谈在家办公的公司雇员可以申请哪些减免税。此外,对于那些并不符合英国政府在过去十多天的时间里公布的一系列帮助政策的人,我们也来看看还有哪些其他选择能使这些人得到帮助。 对于公司员工来说,可以申请减免应纳税收入的所得税,分为以下几种情况: 根据英国的《所得税(收入和退休金)法》(2003版)(“ITEPA”)第316(A),雇主应向员工支付因在家办公而额外产生的与工作有关的成本,包括取暖和照明的支出、额外的保险费、水费、电话费或者互联网接入费用。如果员工因为在家办公而需承担商业费率,也包括在内。 但不包括那些无论是否在家办公都会发生的费用,比如贷款利息、租赁费、房屋税、正常水费,也不包括房屋改建产生的费用以及采购家俱或办公室设备的费用。 只要满足以上减免税的条件,英国税务海关总署(HMRC)就会同意减免。每周减免额不超过4英镑的不需要提供纸质证明文件。超过的必须提供证明并且员工需要保存这些证明文件,或者经HMCR特批。直到目前为此,HMRC未因新冠疫情而松动上述条件。 公司采购办公用品的条款(ITEPA 2003 第316款) 公司可以为居家办公者提供必要的办公用家具、设备和互联网接入,只要提供这些设备的唯一目的是使员工可以实现居家办公,那么该员工就无需因之缴纳收入所得税。…

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