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Tax Return Deadline Approaching: 31 January 2020

Are you a Landlord that has received rental income from between 6 April 2018 and 5 April 2019? Have you filed your tax return yet? The deadline is 31 January 2020 and the payment of any taxes due need to be paid by then as well. Get it sorted sooner rather than later! If you […]

Read more January 13th, 2020

Passing On The Family Home

The Labour party were proposing to reverse the recent Tory party inheritance tax cuts if elected. They were referring to the additional nil rate band for passing on the family home. This additional relief should be taken into consideration when drafting your Will. We can work with your solicitor to make sure that your Will […]

Read more January 9th, 2020

New Year’s Resolution To Save Tax

Many will have made a New Year’s resolution and made plans on how best keep them. It is also a good idea to start planning your tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5th April. An obvious tax planning point would be to maximise your ISA allowances for the 2019/20 tax year […]

Read more January 9th, 2020

Pension Planning

For most taxpayers, the maximum pension contribution is £40,000 each tax year, although this depends on their earnings. This limit covers both contributions by the individual and their employer. Note that the unused allowance for a particular tax year may be carried forward for three years and can be added to the relief for the […]

Read more January 9th, 2020

Gifts Out Of Surplus Income

Inheritance tax only applies to gifts of capital. There is currently a very generous exemption from inheritance tax for regular gifts out of income. In order to qualify for the exemption it is important to set up regular transfers. You must also be able to prove that after the regular gifts you are left with […]

Read more January 9th, 2020

Do You Have Tax To Pay On Your Dividends In January?

The rules for taxing dividends changed radically from 6 April 2016 with the removal of the 10% notional tax credit and the introduction of new rates of tax on dividends. For many taxpayers that means more tax to pay on dividends on 31 January each year. If you are a higher rate taxpayer and received […]

Read more January 9th, 2020

Conservative Party Elected With Working Majority

Now that Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party have won the General Election will we finally “Get Brexit Done”? More importantly, can the Government now get on with running the country and sorting out urgent issues such as the NHS? The Budget date has now been announced for Wednesday 11th March. This Budget is likely […]

Read more January 8th, 2020

Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars December 2019

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 December 2019. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. You can continue to use the previous rates for up to 1 month from the date the new rates apply. For hybrid cars use […]

Read more January 7th, 2020

Key Business Trends For 2020

The environment, wellbeing, mental health and technology look set to be some of the big business trends in 2020. As we move into 2020, businesses will have to adapt to a world that places greater emphasis on sustainable business practices. People will want to work for firms that take care of their employees in terms […]

Read more December 19th, 2019

Executing Your Strategy

Having a good strategy is one thing, executing it well can be a huge challenge. Many business owners and managers are familiar with the scenario: you arrange a strategy day with your team, capture the outputs and create a strategic plan. Everyone goes back to the office, the strategy paper gets filed and that is […]

Read more December 19th, 2019