Using the Help to Save scheme

The Help to Save scheme for people on low incomes was launched in September 2018. The scheme allows those in ...
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HMRC phishing emails warning

HMRC continues to warn of the ever-present problem of fraudulent phishing emails. The emails typically look to obtain taxpayers personal ...
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Employee Car Ownership Scheme (ECOS)

An Employee Car Ownership Scheme (ECOS) is a set of arrangements whereby employees acquire cars from a specified, often single ...
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The scope of CGT incorporation relief

Where a taxpayer owns a business as a sole trader or in partnership, a Capital Gain will be deemed to ...
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Entrepreneurs’ relief minimum period increased from April 2019

Entrepreneurs' relief applies to the sale of a business, shares in a trading company or an individual’s interest in a ...
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CGT and chattels

A charge to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) usually arises after an asset is sold. However, there are special rules concerning ...
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Tax on a private pension you inherit

Private pensions can be an efficient way to pass on wealth, but it is important to consider what, if any, ...
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Want to pay-off your student loan in full?

Student Loans are part of the government’s financial support package for students in higher education in the UK. They are ...
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Be Data Aware campaign

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched a new "Be Data Aware" campaign to help people understand how organisations might ...
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What is a Close Company?

A Close Company is broadly defined as a company that is controlled by: five or fewer participators or any number ...
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How to treat post-cessation items if property business ceases

There are special rules for the taxation of post-cessation receipts after a trade has ceased. The legislation clearly states that ...
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Chargeable benefits from cheap loans

An employee can obtain a benefit when provided with an employment-related cheap or interest-free loan. The benefit is the difference ...
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Child benefit payments

The weekly rates of child benefit for the only or eldest child in a family is currently £20.70 and the ...
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Last call, are you ready for revised digital filing of your VAT returns?

Most VAT registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold need to be ready to keep digital records for ...
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Submitting P11Ds is just the start of your obligations

We would like to remind employers that the deadline for submitting the 2018-19 forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D is 6 ...
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