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20-07-2017
New Finance Bill to be published

New Finance Bill to be published

The government has confirmed that a new Finance Bill will be introduced as soon as possible after the ... read more

20-07-2017
Making Tax Digital – common sense prevails

Making Tax Digital – common sense prevails

A new timetable for the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) has been announced. The new regime was ... read more

20-07-2017
Class 1 NICs zero rate band

Class 1 NICs zero rate band

Many director shareholders take a minimum salary and any balance of remuneration as dividends. This tends ... read more

20-07-2017
Employed or self-employed?

Employed or self-employed?

Working out whether you are an employee or self-employed can be a tricky business and HMRC’s view can ... read more

20-07-2017
Changes to deemed domicile rules

Changes to deemed domicile rules

In July 2015, the then Chancellor George Osborne announced a series of reforms to the non-domicile rules. ... read more

20-07-2017
Gift Aid donations only available to taxpayers

Gift Aid donations only available to taxpayers

The Gift Aid scheme is available to all UK taxpayers, but in order to sign up to the Gift Aid scheme when ... read more

13-07-2017
Rangers EBT kicked into touch

Rangers EBT kicked into touch

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of HMRC over a long running tax avoidance case against a former ... read more

13-07-2017
Future changes to Corporation Tax?

Future changes to Corporation Tax?

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) provides independent advice to the government on simplifying the ... read more

13-07-2017
Online filing exclusions for 2016-17

Online filing exclusions for 2016-17

HMRC’s list of exclusions from online filing for 2016-17 continues to multiply. The list of exclusions ... read more

13-07-2017
VAT relief on building a new home

VAT relief on building a new home

The VAT DIY Housebuilders scheme is a special scheme that enables homeowners building a home to benefit ... read more

13-07-2017
Furnished holiday lettings

Furnished holiday lettings

The furnished holiday let (FHL) rules allow holiday lettings of properties that meet certain conditions ... read more

13-07-2017
Rent-a-room scheme

Rent-a-room scheme

The rent-a-room scheme is a set of special rules designed to help homeowners who rent-a-room in their ... read more

06-07-2017
No benefits but still need to file a form?

No benefits but still need to file a form?

As many of our readers will be aware, new payroll legislation on the treatment of certain business ... read more

06-07-2017
Directors may not have to file a tax return

Directors may not have to file a tax return

A recent First Tier Tribunal case examined whether a company director had an obligation to submit a Self ... read more

06-07-2017
Taxman and the shed

Taxman and the shed

One of the most often used and valuable of the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemptions covers the sale of the ... read more

06-07-2017
Bricklayer turned accountant is jailed

Bricklayer turned accountant is jailed

An Essex based financial adviser has admitted tax fraud and has been jailed for five years. He set ... read more

06-07-2017
NMW and LW penalties for non-compliance

NMW and LW penalties for non-compliance

There are penalties for employers who don’t pay staff what they are legally entitled to under the ... read more

06-07-2017
Tax-free loans to employees

Tax-free loans to employees

Employees can obtain a tax-free benefit when provided with an employment-related cheap or interest-free ... read more

28-06-2017
What is the best way to extract funds from your company?

What is the best way to extract funds from your company?

Director shareholders are wont to ensure that they pay the lowest amount of tax and NIC consistent with ... read more

28-06-2017
Implementing a Cycle to Work Scheme

Implementing a Cycle to Work Scheme

The Cycle to Work scheme was introduced in 1999 to help promote a healthy commute to work. The scheme ... read more

28-06-2017
Tax-free employee suggestion schemes

Tax-free employee suggestion schemes

Do you have an employee suggestion scheme in place? There are still commercial and tax advantages to ... read more

28-06-2017
Swapping salary for pension benefits

Swapping salary for pension benefits

Employers and employees may have noticed that HMRC has clamped down on the tax and NIC benefits of some ... read more

28-06-2017
Are pension benefits received taxable?

Are pension benefits received taxable?

As our readers are most likely aware, there are special rules which allow individuals who set up private ... read more

27-06-2017
What does the Queen’s Speech mean for employment law?

What does the Queen’s Speech mean for employment law?

With the General Election having returned a minority government and with the government’s priority being ... read more