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Tax Return Season

If you are a Landlord with properties owned in your own name, then you should be considering completing your tax return now, if you have not already done so. This is to ensure you get the deadline for filing of 31 January 2020. Just remember that Section 24 (the interest rate restriction) is being introduced […]

Read more October 10th, 2019

Property, Tax Credits And Universal Credit

Over the last few months we have had a number of questions on the above, and on review of the details of how Tax Credits and Universal credits work it has highlighted a few issues. If you are receiving Tax Credits and invest in property, you need to be conscious of any changes that may […]

Read more October 10th, 2019

Flipping Property

It is a very important question to ask on how to structure the purchase and sale of a property you intend to buy and sell with the intention of making a profit. Many people look at this and decide to do this in their own names as a capital gain. As individuals, we all have […]

Read more October 10th, 2019

Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars September 2019

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 September 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 October 4th, 2019

Time For An Electric Company Car?

The government has announced that there will be a zero P11d benefit for the drivers of electric cars from 2020/21. This is instead of the 2% scale charge that was originally included in the Finance Act 2017 to apply for 2020/21. The legislation for the change will be included in Finance Bill 2020 and it […]

Read more October 3rd, 2019

Radio Presenter Wins IR35 Personal Service Company Case

The extension of the “off-payroll” working rules to the private sector mentioned in our previous article is planned for April 2020 but in the meantime, tax tribunal decisions are still being decided against HMRC. In a recent case involving a radio presenter working for TalkSport, it was decided that the presenter would not have been […]

Read more October 3rd, 2019

Government U-Turn On Pension Tax For Doctors And Others?

In previous articles, we have reported that hospital doctors and GPs were lobbying the government to amend the pension tax rules. The current system of restricting tax relief on pension contributions means many doctors paying almost all of the extra salary back in tax if they take on additional responsibilities or work additional shifts. This […]

Read more September 16th, 2019

Tax Definitions Of Vans & Cars

When is a van not a van? HMRC are being urged to provide clarity and consistency on the tax treatment of commercial vehicles such as VW Kombi Vans marketed as goods vehicles. The need for clarity follows the ruling in an important tax tribunal case involving “vans” provided to employees of Coca Cola. The court […]

Read more September 16th, 2019

Inheritance Tax To Be Simplified

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) have undertaken a detailed review of Inheritance Tax (IHT), which is perceived by many as a complicated tax. The government normally takes account of OTS recommendations and their report is likely to lead to future changes to the rules. We will keep you posted as the changes may mean […]

Read more August 12th, 2019

Inheritance Tax Relief For Businesses And Farms

There is currently a very generous 100% relief from inheritance tax for passing on businesses and farmland during lifetime and on death. The rationale for Business Property Relief (BPR) and Agricultural Property Relief (APR) is to enable businesses to be passed on without the need to sell off assets to pay the IHT due on […]

Read more August 12th, 2019