Travel and Subsistence for Directors and Employees

Travelling and subsistence expenditure incurred by or on behalf of employees gives rise to many problems. We highlight below the main areas to consider in deciding whether tax relief is available on travel and subsistence. Employees with a Permanent Workplace Many employees have a place of work which they regularly attend and make occasional trips […]

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Statutory Residence Test

The concept of residence in the United Kingdom is fundamental to the determination of UK tax liability for any individual. The Statutory Residence Test (SRT) provides, through a series of tests, a definitive process to determine the UK residence status of any individual. That status applies for income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax […]

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Personal Tax – Self Assessment

Under the self assessment regime an individual is responsible for ensuring that their tax liability is calculated and any tax owing is paid on time. The self assessment cycle Tax returns are issued shortly after the end of the fiscal year. The fiscal year runs from 6 April to the following 5 April (thanks to […]

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Capital Gains Tax and the Family Home

The capital gains tax (CGT) exemption for gains made on the sale of your home is one of the most valuable reliefs from which many people benefit during their lifetime. The relief is well known: CGT exemption whatever the level of the capital gain on the sale of any property that has been your main […]

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Capital Gains Tax

A capital gain arises when certain capital (or ‘chargeable’) assets are sold at a profit. The gain is the sale proceeds (net of selling costs) less the purchase price (including acquisition costs). What are the main features of the current system? From 6 April 2016 capital gains tax (CGT) is charged at the rate of […]

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Capital Allowances

Overview The cost of purchasing capital equipment in a business is not a revenue tax deductible expense. However tax relief is available on certain capital expenditure in the form of capital allowances. The allowances available depend on what you are purchasing. Here is an overview of the types of expenditure which qualify for capital allowances […]

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Business Motoring – Tax Aspects

This factsheet focuses on the current tax position of business motoring, a core consideration of many businesses. The aim is to provide a clear explanation of the tax deductions available on different types of vehicle expenditure in a variety of business scenarios. Methods of acquisition Motoring costs, like other costs incurred which are wholly and […]

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Making Tax Digital !

You may have heard of this latest new initiative from HMRC sometimes referred to simply as MTD – here we look at what this is and how it will impact you and your business. […]

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Upcoming IR35 changes for contractors

The recent Autumn statement confirmed some major changes to the way that IR35 will be applied, in particular to the public sector. Here we will remind you what IR35 is about, what is changing and why there is a fear that the new reforms will leave a critical skill shortage of contractors in this sector. […]

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Using the cash basis to prepare your tax return – coming soon!

Preparing your accounts for income tax purposes – the cash basis You may have heard that the Government has been considering whether to allow some small businesses to compute taxable profits for the purposes of income tax on a cash basis rather than the usual accruals basis. The Finance Act 2013 now allows this option. […]

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