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14-05-2019
Want to pay-off your student loan in full?

Want to pay-off your student loan in full?

Student Loans are part of the government’s financial support package for students in higher education in the UK. They are available to help students meet their expenses while … read more

14-05-2019
Tax on a private pension you inherit

Tax on a private pension you inherit

Private pensions can be an efficient way to pass on wealth, but it is important to consider what, if any, tax will be payable on a private pension you inherit. The person who died … read more

14-05-2019
CGT and chattels

CGT and chattels

A charge to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) usually arises after an asset is sold. However, there are special rules concerning the sale of certain personal assets that are worth … read more

14-05-2019
Entrepreneurs’ relief minimum period increased from April 2019

Entrepreneurs’ relief minimum period increased from April 2019

Entrepreneurs' relief applies to the sale of a business, shares in a trading company or an individual’s interest in a trading partnership. Where this relief is available … read more

14-05-2019
The scope of CGT incorporation relief

The scope of CGT incorporation relief

Where a taxpayer owns a business as a sole trader or in partnership, a Capital Gain will be deemed to arise if the business is converted into a company by reference to the market … read more

14-05-2019
Employee Car Ownership Scheme (ECOS)

Employee Car Ownership Scheme (ECOS)

An Employee Car Ownership Scheme (ECOS) is a set of arrangements whereby employees acquire cars from a specified, often single source and within a specified financing framework. … read more

14-05-2019
HMRC phishing emails warning

HMRC phishing emails warning

HMRC continues to warn of the ever-present problem of fraudulent phishing emails. The emails typically look to obtain taxpayers personal and or financial information such as … read more

14-05-2019
Using the Help to Save scheme

Using the Help to Save scheme

The Help to Save scheme for people on low incomes was launched in September 2018. The scheme allows those in work entitled to Working Tax Credit and in receipt of Working Tax … read more

09-05-2019
Be Data Aware campaign

Be Data Aware campaign

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched a new "Be Data Aware" campaign to help people understand how organisations might be using their personal data … read more

07-05-2019
Landlords, time to consider your options?

Landlords, time to consider your options?

Two changes to the way Private Residence Relief works are due to come into effect from April 2020. These changes could reduce the amount of CGT relief available on the sale of a … read more

07-05-2019
Submitting P11Ds is just the start of your obligations

Submitting P11Ds is just the start of your obligations

We would like to remind employers that the deadline for submitting the 2018-19 forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D is 6 July 2019. P11D forms are used to provide information to HMRC on all … read more

07-05-2019
Last call, are you ready for revised digital filing of your VAT returns?

Last call, are you ready for revised digital filing of your VAT returns?

Most VAT registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold need to be ready to keep digital records for VAT purposes, and to file their VAT returns, as required by the … read more

07-05-2019
Chargeable benefits from cheap loans

Chargeable benefits from cheap loans

An employee can obtain a benefit when provided with an employment-related cheap or interest-free loan. The benefit is the difference between the interest the employee pays, if any, … read more

07-05-2019
How to treat post-cessation items if property business ceases

How to treat post-cessation items if property business ceases

There are special rules for the taxation of post-cessation receipts after a trade has ceased. The legislation clearly states that the person who receives or is entitled to the … read more

07-05-2019
What is a Close Company?

What is a Close Company?

A Close Company is broadly defined as a company that is controlled by:

five or fewer participators or
any number of participators who are also directors or
where more than … read more

07-05-2019
Child benefit payments

Child benefit payments

The weekly rates of child benefit for the only or eldest child in a family is currently £20.70 and the weekly rate for all other children is £13.70. These rates have … read more

01-05-2019
NICs and termination payments

NICs and termination payments

The National Insurance Contributions (NICs) Bill was introduced into Parliament on 25 April 2019. The Bill will see the introduction of a new 13.8% Employer Class 1A NIC charge on … read more

30-04-2019
What is business relief for Inheritance Tax purposes?

What is business relief for Inheritance Tax purposes?

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is levied on a person’s estate when they die and can also be payable during a person’s lifetime on certain trusts and gifts. Currently, no tax is … read more

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