Friday, December 18th, 2015

No more wear and tear

Landlords of residential property may justifiably be feeling somewhat hard done by right now. If the restriction to tax relief […]

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

A different type of campaign

The latest campaign from HMRC has a different focus to its predecessors. It is aimed at employers who have not […]

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Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Property taxation reforms

The rent a room tax relief limit will increase from £4,250 to £7,500 from 6 April 2016, but with the new tax relief rate restrictions, it could be bad news for those who rent out their spare rooms.

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Monday, November 9th, 2015

More detail on dividend changes

HMRC has issued a factsheet about next year’s dividend tax changes announced in The Summer Budget. HMRC have published a “Dividend Allowance Factsheet” to help.

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Autumn Statement 2015 – Date announced

The Chancellor has announced the date of the Autumn Statement. In late July, the Chancellor announced that the results of […]

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Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Buy-to-let landlords selling up ahead of tax crackdown

Landlords and their accountants are realising the implications of the tax changes introduced in the Summer Budget. Big mortgage? All higher-rate taxpayers who own buy-to-let properties on which there’s a large mortgage will pay more tax.

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Monday, October 26th, 2015

HMRC accelerates to £1bn of collections

HMRC’s accelerated payments programme has now collected £1bn from users of tax avoidance schemes. Will you be next?

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Capital vs revenue expenditure

Knowing whether business expenditure is revenue or capital is essential to the preparation of accounts, do you know which is which? HMRC has recently updated its guidance on the most common errors.

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Friday, October 16th, 2015

National minimum wage (NMW) rises

The government has announced some of the biggest real-term rises to NMW rates in recent years. From 1 October 2015, the hourly rates for workers aged 18 or over will go up by 3%, with a 2% increase for 16 and 17 year olds.

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Financing start ups with SEIS

Raising finance for a start up company can be difficult at the best of times, but it can be easier if investors are protected should your company do less well than expected.

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