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Should You Register As Self-Employed Or A Limited Company?

I'm often asked whether being self-employed or a limited company is the best way to start out in business ...

 

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Airbnb Exchanges Information With HMRC

It was recently announced that Airbnb has started to share information with HMRC about rental incomes ...

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Mitigating Property VAT Costs For Landlords

Lockdown saw a major decline in the use of commercial premises, with everyone working from home ...

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Important Update To The Trust Registration Service

The Trust Registration Service may be a one-off event, but you need to keep your registration up to date ...

   
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Have You Overpaid Stamp Duty Land Tax?

Most property transactions incur Stamp Duty Land Tax, but often you may not pay the correct amount of tax ...

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Resurfacing A Haulage Yard: Repair Or Capital Improvement?

Work was carried out on a haulage yard to improve the surface after it became a Health & Safety hazard ...

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Proposed Tax Rises To Pay For Impact Of Coronavirus

The national debt is tipping over £2 trillion for the first time and it is becoming obvious there will be some tax rises ...

   
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HMRC: Proposed Financial Institution Notice

Recently, the Government published the Finance Bill 2020/21 and introduced the Financial Institution Notice (FIN) ...

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HMRC Are On The Look Out For Furlough Fraud

Many small businesses are worried about the possible penalties from accidental furlough fraud. So how can you avoid it?

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Methods HMRC Uses To Find Out About Rental Properties

One of the commonest questions I get asked about rental properties is how HMRC will discover a landlord's income ...

 
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MTD Extended To Self-Employed And Landlords From 2023

Making Tax Digital has been slowly becoming mainstream with HMRC pushing it into new areas as time goes by ...

 

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Capital Gains Tax Consultation Underway

In July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that he was focussed on support measures instead of revenue raising ...

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2% SDLT Surcharge For Non-UK Resident

SDLT for any non-UK residents is paid at the same rate as is paid by UK residents. This will soon change ...

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Holiday Lets, Serviced Accommodation And The 5% VAT Rate

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Summer Statement on the 8th July 2020 announced a VAT reduction in the hospitality sector ...

   
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Chancellor's SDLT Boost For UK Property Investors

The UK housing market has virtually shut down during the Coronavirus lockdown and this has effected the rest of the economy in terms of the levels of consumer confidence ...

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Payment On Account: Deferring the 31st July Tax Payment

UK taxpayers with a liability of more than £1,000 for the year are often required to make a payment on account ...

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Have You Forgotten Your Capital Gains Tax Return?

So many people have forgotten about the 30-day filing and payment deadline for Capital Gains Tax during the lockdown ...

   
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SDLT: Stamp Duty Land Tax Surcharge On Derelict Properties

If you've bought a derelict property since March 2016, you may be due a rebate if you paid Stamp Duty Land Tax ...

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Remember To File Your Employment Related Securities Return

The 2019/20 tax year is over and there are filings that need to be made, including the Employment Related Securities return ...

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Second Self-Employed Income Support Scheme Announced

I was heartened to hear that many will receive another payment from the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme ...

 
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HMRC Wins In-Specie Pension Contributions Appeal

In a recent Upper-Tier Tribunal decision, HMRC was permitted to deny tax relief on some in-specie pension contributions ...