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Collecting Unpaid Tax For 2017/18 Through Your PAYE Coding

Under certain circumstances, it is possible to arrange the collection of unpaid tax through your PAYE coding rather than making a balancing payment on 31 January. This will depend upon the amount outstanding and the amount of income taxable under PAYE. There is a further condition that the return is submitted to HMRC online before […]

Read more December 7th, 2018

Gifts Of Up To £50 To Employees

From April 2016 new rules were introduced to allow employers to provide their directors and employees with certain “trivial” benefits in kind tax-free. The new rules were brought in as a simplification measure so that certain benefits in kind do not now need to be reported to HMRC as well as being tax-free for the […]

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Not All Shares Qualify For CGT Entrepreneurs’ Relief Now

As the result of changes announced in the Autumn Budget, and now incorporated into the latest Finance Bill, not all ordinary shares necessarily qualify for the 10% CGT entrepreneurs’ relief rate on disposal. As mentioned in last month’s Budget newsletter the definition of a personal company was tightened up so that from 29 October the […]

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Gift Aid to Charity

Where possible higher rate taxpayers should “Gift Aid” any payments to charity to provide additional benefit to the charity and for the individual to obtain additional tax relief on the payment. For example, where an individual makes a £20 cash donation to a charity the charity is able to reclaim a further £5 from HMRC […]

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Christmas Is The Time For Giving

Those thinking about making gifts at Christmas should take advantage of the various inheritance tax (IHT) exemptions and reliefs available to them. Note that certain gifts can also have capital gains tax (CGT) implications. The IHT Annual Exemption – Use it or lose it! Although not particularly generous at £3,000 per donor per annum if […]

Read more December 6th, 2018

What Is Making Tax Digital (MTD)?

What MTD means: Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the latest change to the method by which businesses must keep and administer their accounting records. Initially MTD for VAT will require VAT registered businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold to keep records in digital form and file their VAT Returns using software. Many […]

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