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Categories:
Family Law
Tax Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at family law practitioners interested in the taxation of husbands and wives on marriage, separation and divorce.

The podcast provides a brief summary of UK taxes and then describes how a husband and wife are taxed, and the opportunities available during the marriage to reduce the tax bill of the family including the major changes introduced in April 1990 of Independent Taxation. It also touches on the taxation of a couple who choose to cohabit rather than marry and explores the potentially beneficial tax provisions that apply when a husband or wife separate or divorce.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate why it is important that family law practitioners are aware of the tax implications of marriage, cohabitation, separation and divorce;
  • Be aware of the various UK taxes and how they might be relevant in the family context;
  • Have considered the opportunities available during marriage to reduce one’s tax bill;
  • Know how husbands and wives are looked upon by the Inland Revenue for tax purposes;
  • Appreciate how unmarried couples are treated for tax purposes;
  • Understand how separation or divorce will impact upon the financial or tax position of a husband and wife.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:

In this podcast David Hodson, partner and joint founder of the International Family Law Group discusses taxation of husbands and wives on marriage, separation and divorce.

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Date Recorded: 6th August 2012

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