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IR35 Employment Status: Contractor Or Employee?

The CEST assessment is designed to determine your IR35 employment status. What can you expect to happen?

 

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Tribunal Considers What Is A Property Development Trade

Brexit has hit property development hard. Homes have failed to sell and agents are recommending drastic measures ...

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Can My Limited Company Pay My Mortgage?

You may have heard of salary sacrifice arrangements, but be careful if you want your company to pay your mortgage ...

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Inheritance Tax: Is It Time For A Change?

The OTS has given its second report to Parliament, recommending simplification of Inheritance Tax ...

   
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Brexit: What Are The Potential Tax Consequences?

While the post-Brexit financial landscape remains in flux, it is possible to make some educated guesses ...

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Capital Gains Tax: PPR And The Main Residence Election

Gains made on the disposal of a property can be exempt from Capital Gains Tax if it is, or was, the owner's main residence ...

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Taxman Wins Landmark IR35 Case Against BBC Presenters

HMRC has won a landmark IR35 tribunal, this time against three BBC presenters at the high court ...

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Builders: A Useful VAT Concession In A Recession

Builders should know of a valuable VAT concession which could save many construction companies from failing ...

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Ownership Of A Company's Business Premises

In certain cases, the business premises traded from will be owned by one or more of the company's shareholders ...

   
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Family Will Planning: Using The Nil-Rate Band On First Death

When it comes to family will planning, have you heard of the nil-rate band on first death? It's a really useful relief ...

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Domestic Reverse Charge for VAT Delayed!

The Government has announced a 12-month delay to the domestic reverse charge for VAT in the construction industry ...

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Claiming Loan Interest Relief

We may not be near the end of the tax year, but many people are keeping an eye on their potential tax returns ...

   
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VAT On Holiday Lets And Serviced Accommodation

With many businesses, once your income heads above £85,000 you have to register for and pay VAT every quarter ...

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Landlords And The HMRC Property Tax Campaign

HMRC announced a number of campaigns in 2013 so that taxpayers could bring their tax affairs up to date, no questions asked ...

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SMEs Unaware Of Increased Annual Investment Allowance

Did you know that at least 50% of SMEs are unaware of changes to the Annual Investment Allowance?

 
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Inheritance Tax Relief For Losses On Shares

Share prices have been erratic over the past few years. Inheritance Tax specialists are beginning to ring the alarm bells ...

 

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Off-Payroll Working Rules In The Private Sector

Off-payroll working rules came into force in the public sector in April 2017. Now it's being introduced to the private sector too ...

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PPR Relief On The Sale Of Part Of Your Garden

As I sit here contemplating that I will have to wait until I am 68 to receive my state pension, I am contemplating how to fund my retirement ...

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Have You Received A Nudge Letter From HMRC Recently?

The letters have started! If you have undeclared overseas property, accounts or investments, HMRC is going to nudge you ...

   
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The Owner-Managed Business Property Tax Trap

If you take a small salary and dividends from your business and own buy-to-let properties, you may soon fall into this property tax trap ...

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Are You Missing Those Valuable Stamp Duty Land Tax Reliefs?

In recent years, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has undergone several changes, leading to a lot of confusion ...

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An Update On The Domestic Reverse Charge For VAT

The October deadline for the Domestic Reverse Charge for VAT approaches and HMRC has finally issued its guidance ...

   
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P11D: Focus On Staff Entertaining

Accountants are noticing an increasing number of enquiries from HMRC about the amounts spent on entertaining staff ...

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Caught By The High-Income Child Benefit Charge?

If you've been affected by the High-Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) then you could think there's no point in registering ...

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The Annual Allowance And The NHS Pension Scheme

In 2015, the Chancellor, George Osborne, cut the annual allowance for higher earners and no-one realised the consequences for the NHS ...

 
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Can A Director Also Be A Consultant To Their Own Company?

National Insurance is a significant cost for any company. Therefore, wouldn't it be great if you could save on your NI bill?