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Consultations Issued On “Tax Day” By Treasury

The Treasury normally issue a bundle of tax consultation documents on Budget Day. This year however they chose to delay the publication until 3 weeks after the Budget. We were expecting the consultation documents to include major changes to CGT and IHT, but it would appear that these have yet again been delayed. The Treasury […]

Read more April 13th, 2021

New Personal Service Company Rules Start This Month

The “off-payroll” working rules that apply to certain workers supplying their services to clients via their own personal service companies start from 6 April 2021. Under this new regime end user businesses will be required to determine whether that individual would have been treated as an employee or not if directly engaged. This will be […]

Read more April 13th, 2021

New Enhanced Loss Relief Rules May Result In Extra Tax Refunds

In the March Budget it was announced that the normal one year carryback for trading losses would be extended to three years. This means that many businesses that have made losses during the COVID-19 pandemic may be able to obtain a repayment of tax paid in that three-year period. This enhanced carryback applies to unincorporated […]

Read more April 13th, 2021

More Details On The New Super-Deduction For Equipment

In the Budget on 3rd March the Chancellor announced a new 130% tax relief for expenditure on new plant and machinery incurred between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2023. It turns out that this new tax relief is only available to limited companies and the latest Finance Bill reveals a nasty sting in the […]

Read more April 12th, 2021

Budget 2021 Company Tax Updates

Following on from the announcements in the Budget concerning the taxation of companies going forward, we have been looking at the practical impact of this and the options available. Tax Rate With effect from 1 April 2023, for trading companies with taxable profits of less than £50,000, the rate will remain at 19%. For those […]

Read more March 15th, 2021

Don’t Lose Your 2020/21 Personal Allowance

For every £2 that your adjusted net income exceeds £100,000 the £12,500 personal allowance is reduced by £1. Pension contributions and Gift Aid can help to reduce adjusted net income and save tax at an effective rate of 60%. The restriction applies between £100,000 and £125,000 adjusted net income. Another way that you could avoid […]

Read more March 12th, 2021

Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars March 2021

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 March 2021. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. For wholly electric cars there is a 4p advisory rate. However, for hybrid cars use the equivalent petrol or diesel rate. Note that for […]

Read more March 11th, 2021

Budget Summary Spring 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his much-anticipated second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021. There were many rumours of changes that would be implemented, but much of the content concerned maintaining the current position for up to five years causing a fiscal drag to boost tax revenues.  In his speech, he stated his Budget ‘meets the […]

Read more March 4th, 2021

Budget Day On 3 March

There has been a lot of speculation on what will be in Rishi Sunak’s second Budget in early March and whether there is any tax planning that you should consider before then. The government will have to start paying down the massive £2 trillion of borrowings at some stage. Increasing tax rates would send the […]

Read more February 11th, 2021

Possible Changes To Capital Taxes

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has been asked by the Treasury to review both Inheritance Tax (IHT) and Capital Gains Tax (CGT) recently which again suggests there could be changes to those taxes that may require pre-emptive planning action. Will CGT rates go up? The OTS report highlighted the mismatch between CGT and income […]

Read more February 10th, 2021

Get Ready For New Off-Payroll Working Rules (IR35)

This time last year businesses were preparing for important changes to the rules where workers supply their services via their own personal service companies. The start date was then deferred from 6 April 2020 to 6 April 2021. The new rules are scheduled to apply to large and medium-sized businesses as defined by the Companies […]

Read more February 9th, 2021

European Property Owners Face Higher Tax Bills

Now that the UK has finally left the EU some taxpayers will start to see additional tax costs. One example is where UK residents own holiday homes in EU countries that they rent out for part of the year. Owners of EU rental properties may now be required to pay more tax in those countries, […]

Read more February 8th, 2021

£1 Million Annual Investment Allowances Extended

The Chancellor recently announced that the temporary increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) for expenditure on plant and machinery has been extended to 31 December 2021. The tax relief was originally scheduled to revert to just £200,000 from 1 January 2021, but that will now be delayed by twelve months. Remember that there is […]

Read more January 14th, 2021

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 by 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 […]

Read more January 14th, 2021

New Year Resolutions To Save Tax

At this time of year we think about New Year’s resolutions. It is also a good time 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 2020/21 tax year (currently £20,000 each). You might […]

Read more January 14th, 2021