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Winter 2016 Newsletter

A busy time ahead for our tax system, New tax-free childcare scheme - launch date is nearly here, Rental income splits...

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Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Brexit and tax...

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

Small company taxation...

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Spring 2016 Newsletter

New tax dangers when buying residential property...

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Winter 2015 Newsletter

Tax Return, Late Filing and Late Payment Penalties...

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Autumn 2015 Newsletter

Self assessment tax returns still need to be submitted on time...

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Summer 2015 Newsletter

Have you noticed a large increase in the car benefit in your notice of coding?...

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Spring 2015 Newsletter

2014/15 introduced te Employer Allowance, an up to £2,000 saving on Employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions (ERNIC) for many businesses and charities. As the tax year draws to a close it is worth checking whether your business was entitled to caim and ensuring the calim has been made...

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Winter 2014 Newsletter

The newsletter covers a number of topical issues including the introduction of various changes to the PAYE compliance system. It is important to ensure RTI submissions and payment of liabilities, are made on time every time to avoid interest and penalties. We also report on the latest measures being introduced to minimise employee sickness absence with the roll out of 'Fit for Work' the new Health and Work Service..

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Autumn 2014 Newsletter

The newsletter covers a number of topical issues including a review of a number of Government approved investment schemes which are available to encourage individuals to invest in high risk unquoted trading companies, and more recently social enterprises. We consider the reliefs available...

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Spring 2014 Newsletter

We report that, according to the Government, some companies and employment businesses are using employment intermediaries to disguise the employment of their workers and are treating them as self employed. We outline the proposed changes to the rules.Along with State Pension age increases, the demise of the paper tax disc, business rates changes and new tax reliefs for those investing in social enterprise, we are sure you will find something of interest.

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Spring 2014 - Year End Tax Planning

Would you like the opportunity to reduce the taxman's take from your own and your family's income? If so read on, as carrying out an annual review of your tax affairs could significantly reduce your own and your family's tax liabilities. The period leading up to the end of the tax year on 5 April is one of the best times to review your taxes and finances and indeed taking action prior to the end of the tax year in some cases will give even greater saving opportunities, so do not delay! As always we would be delighted to discuss with you the issues involved and any appropriate action you may need to take.

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Winter 2013 Newsletter

What should you do if HMRC contact you directly about your tax affairs? Recently HMRC have adopted this approach in a number of areas. Our advice is to ‘Just say no!’ and to refer them to us as your advisers, after all that is what we are here for. For those with income from property rentals we consider changes to the rules for calculating taxable rental income and the demise of the ‘renewals basis’. HMRC issued some consultation earlier this year which will potentially affect some LLPs and mixed partnerships with a corporate member.

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Autumn 2013 Newsletter

Our article ‘Chasing car tax’ considers car benefits which are a popular perk but can be expensive for both the employee in tax terms and the employer with regard to the provision of the vehicle and related costs. Some employers have sought alternative arrangements to provide the cars and we report on a recent case where employee leasing agreements were used.

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Summer 2013 Newsletter

The Government has announced a new scheme for tax free childcare for working families. In our lead article we consider the proposal on offer and the circumstances when the new scheme will be available. Many owner managers provide personal guarantees to institutions for loans made to their companies. We report on a tribunal decision which considered whether tax relief is available when the guarantee has to be honoured.

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Spring 2013 Newsletter

The end of last year saw HMRC take ‘a new approach to Business Records Checks’ and our article ‘ BRC are now up and running’ explains the latest position and what action to take should you receive a letter. We also look at the biggest surprise announced in the Autumn Statement, the tenfold increase in Annual Investment Allowance for businesses. This isn’t as straight forward as the headlines would have you believe so make sure you read our article ‘Capital complexity’ to see if you can benefit.

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