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Investing In Student Accommodation For Your Children

There are ways to minimise the tax due ...

As students are returning to college and university, it's becoming apparent that the rents for student accommodation are spiralling out of control. So what can a parent do about it?

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The Statutory Residence Test And Working Abroad

It's easy to fall foul of ...

The Statutory Residence Test has been with us for some years. It provides certainty for taxpayers as to whether they are a non-UK resident for a particular tax year, but the rules are rigid ...

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ATED: Annual Tax On Enveloped Dwellings

Are your properties now affected?

The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings was implemented to stop wealthy overseas buyers from setting up a UK company to avoid paying duties on the purchase ...

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An Accountant Or A Tax Advisor

Which one is right for you?

Accountants are the mainstay of the business world and ensure that your returns to HMRC are penny perfect. But not everyone has a tax advisor, and I think they're missing out ...

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Inheritance Tax And The Residence Nil Rate Band

It's a complicated piece of legislation ...

The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) has been with us now for just over 6 months. This blog post looks at a couple of the many pitfalls with this complicated legislation ...

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The Importance Of Getting Your Paperwork Right

And the consequences of getting it wrong ...

The importance of getting your paperwork right when dealing with HMRC was confirmed by the Upper Tribunal in HMRC v X-Wind Power Limited, which didn't end well for the company ...

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HMRC's Trust Registration Service

Do you need to register?

Under new legislation, all trusts and complex estates with a tax liability must register with HMRC's Trust Registration Service by 5th October in the tax year after the trust was set up ...

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Business Investment Relief For Non-UK Domiciles

Do you qualify?

I recently attended a tax update when the lecturer asked if anyone in the room had claimed Business Investment Relief (BIR) on behalf of a client. I was the only one to raise my hand ...

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Principal Private Residence Relief

Do you have more than one residence?

I have already discussed the Capital Gains Tax issues around selling a property that has been your main residence. So this week, I thought I'd explore the tax issues if you own more than one ...

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Business Property Relief And Furnished Holiday Lettings

A quick look at HMRC vs Ross ...

In my recent blog post, A Brief Guide to Furnished Holiday Lettings, I advised that it's unlikely an FHL business will qualify for Business Property Relief on Inheritance Tax ...

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When To Charge The Reduced Rate Of VAT

And when to charge at the standard rate ...

As I act on behalf of a number of property developers and investors, they often ask me what rate of VAT applies to development works and if it is recoverable ...

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A Brief Guide To Furnished Holiday Lettings

There are both advantages and disadvantages ...

For tax purposes, property rental businesses are generally treated as an investment and not a trade. Therefore many of the valuable tax reliefs available to trades are not available ...

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