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Chris Blundell

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Chris has almost 30 years experience in the field of tax advice having joined what was then the Inland Revenue from Manchester University via BT. Since then in his time at both KPMG and Ernst and Young, he has worked with businesses large and small, listed and private, UK-based and international.

He has worked with companies and organisations in all sectors: large insurance companies, international technology companies and hotel and leisure companies to name a few. He heads up the Technology group in London and works with Technology companies large and small on all tax and financial matters that affect such companies at different stages of their growth cycle. He advises his clients on all manner of UK and overseas taxes that affect them and their employees through their employment of staff, both senior and junior. Issues like share incentives, the operation of PAYE, the application of National Insurance, the Construction Industry Scheme and company car fleet taxation are familiar territory for him.

Chris joined Maclntyre Hudson in 2011 from Mazars LLP where he headed up their London Employment Tax Services team. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax.

Outside work he has the cross to bear of being an avid supporter of West Ham football club. He carries this burden with characteristic equanimity and good humour.

My latest insights

The tax on share options is unfair

by Chris Blundell

This may not be something which resonates with the general public. You may think this is something which only affects the well-paid employee. So what as far as the ordinary woman or man is concerned! Well today many ordinary workers get share options. 

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Budget changes look increasingly likely for freelance contractors

by Chris Blundell

For contractors providing their services through their own companies (known as Personal Service Companies or PSCs) to  client companies, it is their job to account for any income tax and NIC due on their earnings if they are not genuine freelancers under what is known as IR35.

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September Tax Tribunal case throws 10% entrepreneur’s relief capital gains tax rate into doubt in certain cases

by Chris Blundell

You may remember there were 2 ostensibly contradictory lower tax tribunal cases last year. One held that worthless zero dividend shares were not part of a company's ordinary share capital (the McQuillan case). The other ruled that worthless deferred ‎shares were part of a company's ordinary share capital (the Castledine case)

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Corporate tax relief for employee share option awards – a surprising case

by Chris Blundell

Corporate tax relief for employee share option awards – a surprising case

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Autumn Statement 2016 and the taxation of employees and off-payroll workers

by Chris Blundell

HMRC have introduced many changes in the last few years on the taxation of employees...

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Brexit: impact on Social Security contributions for IME’s and their employers

by Chris Blundell

Since the 23rd June we’ve seen significant coverage over the implications of Brexit on the international movement of workers and the impact of this for various UK trades.

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First Tier Tribunal case has significant bearing on the 10% Capital Gains Tax Entrepreneurs Relief rate for minority shareholders

by Chris Blundell

‎In a First Tier Tribunal case, Castledine vs HMRC, the Tribunal has decided that, although it...

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5 Government funding programs for Tech Companies

by Chris Blundell

So, you’ve got a great idea but don’t have the means to fund it, what are your options?

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HMRC PTVC announcement

by Chris Blundell

HMRC announced on 2nd February that it was withdrawing, from 31 March 2016...

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Construction SMEs Beware

by Chris Blundell

As reported in Accountancy Age today, HMRC investigations into the construction sector have...

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Cash or vouchers being paid to your employees by others – Are you sure you don’t have a tax bill building up?

by Chris Blundell

If others are paying your employees vouchers or cash or giving them holidays or other benefits, it’s possible you should be paying over tax and/or National Insurance Contributions (NIC) on these under PAYE. 

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