With 5th April fast approaching, here are some tax planning suggestions you may like to consider before the end of the tax year. Income Tax and Capital Gains From 6th April the Personal Allowance increases to £11,850 and the Capital Gains annual exemption to £11,700. This provides opportunities to defer income and gains to the … Continue reading Year End Tax Planning
When a business is operated through premises that are owned or let by the business, claiming for rent, rates and utilities, etc., is all relatively straightforward. However, when the business is run from the home of the proprietor or director (if a limited company), then the expense claim requires a little more thought. If you … Continue reading Tax Relief When Home is The Office
Believe it or not, Autumn is almost here and it's time for the Autumn 2016 edition of our newsletter, this time featuring: Tax Saving Tips for Businesses Passing on the 'family home': the additional nil rate band Is your capital gains tax bill as low as it could be? Revenue extends RTI late filing concessions … Continue reading Autumn 2016 Newsletter
So, the 6th of April brings in the new tax year with new rules, but what are the changes? Personal Allowance - increases to £11,000. Personal Savings Allowance - if you are in the 20% band for income tax, you will pay no tax on the first £1,000 of interest you get from savings. If … Continue reading New Tax Year – New Rules!
Following on from the Chancellors 2016 Budget statement, we are pleased to provide you with our summary of all the key points, including: The new Lifetime ISA Cuts for Capital Gains Tax and Corporation Tax The restructuring of Stamp Duty Land Tax Abolishment of Class 2 NIC for the self-employed An increase in the Personal … Continue reading 2016 Budget Review
Ed Gooderham, partner at Green & Co, tweeted along live with George Osborne's Budget announcements. Catch up with his thoughts here... #Budget2016 Osborne just started speaking, let's see how he will tax us and what new ideas we will come up with! — Ed Gooderham (@Green_and_Co) March 16, 2016 #Budget2016 - Growth of 2% per … Continue reading Ed Gooderham’s thoughts on the Budget
CODE NUMBERS Check your code to ensure you have been given the correct personal allowances, including relief for pension contributions and gift aid donations if liable to higher rate tax. PENSIONS With a general election a few weeks away it cannot be certain that the current generous reliefs will remain in place. It is important … Continue reading Year End Tax Planning – Points for review before 5 April!
Capital gains tax exemption can only be claimed on one of your private residences. Currently, if you own more than one property and occupy both as private residences (e.g. a holiday home which you use at weekends and another property which is occupied during the week), you can make an election, within two years of … Continue reading Changes To Principal Private Residence Elections
Prevention is better than cure! - A saying that can often apply to reducing your tax bill. Taking a proactive approach to your accounts can often be the simplest way to save you tax in a number of ways, for example: Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) The AIA allows you to claim 100% of the cost … Continue reading Prevention is better than cure!
HMRC regularly give the tax payer the opportunity to declare tax that would otherwise have gone undeclared. The latest campaign that they are advertising relates to sales of property either at home or abroad which is not your main residence and any Capital Gains Tax that may be due on the sale of that property. … Continue reading Property Sales Campaign by the Inland Revenue