Course Summary

Duration1 hour

PresenterJohn Murphy

Course Details

1 hour – Taxation
Speaker – John Murphy, 

This webinar will review the most common corporate restructurings we see.

The creation of a group structure has significant advantages. It allows shareholders to protect any excess cash or non-trading type assets in the parent company such that if things go bad in the subsidiary, then the assets in the parent company are not at risk.

In certain instances, a shareholder may wish to sell their company on, in order to increase the attractiveness for a potential purchaser it may make sense to transfer out the trade from an existing company to a new company such that the purchaser acquires a new company and only acquires the trade assets or liabilities. The transfer out of a trade may also work well in succession planning scenarios where certain assets in the existing company are not trade assets and as such are assets that a parent/disponer may want to hold onto.

This session will review the tax reliefs available on the creation of a group structure or actions that can be taken to ensure that a company is more ‘saleable’. It will cover:

The CGT and stamp duty exemptions available on a share for share exchange and what a share for share exchange means. It will discuss the instances where a clawback of any relief may apply;
The CGT and stamp duty exemptions available on a share for undertaking transaction and what this means. It will also consider what other tax issues needs to be considered when such a transaction is undertaken. It will discuss the instances where a clawback of any relief may apply
It will highlight the importance in transfers between groups of getting the sequence right.
A possible option to create individual holding companies post-incorporation where there is value in the company.
Reclassification of shares to voting and non-voting to allow for a transfer to the next generation while maintaining control


CDP Course Facilitator:

John Murphy: Tax, Corporate Restructuring and Practice Support, OmniPro

As a lead member of our technical support team, John relishes problem-solving to help accountants develop innovative client solutions and sharing technical knowledge on tax, financial reporting and auditing.

A Chartered Tax Adviser, he advises clients in practice on a range of issues from income tax, tax planning, restructuring and exit planning to Revenue audits.  In addition, he provides support on financial reporting, auditing and company law; conducts company valuations and advises on pre-sale restructuring.

John also plays a key role as a researcher and subject-matter expert in developing OmniPro information products such as the CompaniesAct2014.com and FRS102.com. As a speaker at OmniPro CPD events, he brings these industry-leading insights to accountants participating in our training programmes.

A Chartered Accountant and Qualified Financial Adviser, John has over a decade’s Big 4 experience with EY and PwC, providing tax and audit services for a portfolio of clients, ranging in scale from SMEs to multinationals.