Paul Causton

Paul Causton

Consultant

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A brief introduction

Paul is a Chartered Tax Adviser, a member of STEP and holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in the UK Taxation of International Clients.  A former Law Society Council Member he lectures from time to time on mainly taxation matters. 

He advises on most aspects of taxation, including business and agricultural property relief, excluded property trusts and various other off shore and non domiciliary issues affecting inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax.  Paul also advises on the tax aspects of various corporate transactions such as mergers and demergers. 

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Specialisms

  • inheritance tax planning particularly involving the use of trusts and various reliefs and exemptions
  • planning for Capital Gains Tax including advising non residents and non domiciliaries
  • income tax planning
  • use of excluded property trusts – taxation aspects
  • trusts generally both onshore and offshore
  • entrepreneurs relief 
  • taxation aspects of corporate reorganisations including stamp duty and Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • reversionary lease strategies

In Practice

  • dismantling of pre-existing excluded property trusts
  • incorporation exercise to reduce liability to Capital Gains Tax on sale of development land
  • advice to minority shareholder on company sale resulting in the indefinite postponement of multi million pound tax liability
  • utilising power of cross appropriation in a trust to enable reliefs to be used more than once
  • deed of variation to avoid inheritance tax reservation of benefit rules
  • advising on tax aspects of corporate demerger  particularly gaining tax advantage from the de-grouping charge rules
    refinancing of existing offshore structures