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Personal tax

COVID-19: Optional deferral of self-assessment tax payments

If you've been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, you can defer your self-assessment payment on account to 31 January 2021.  

Working from home: what Directors can claim for

We look at the rules around what the Directors of owner managed businesses can claim for when their employees are working from home. 

COVID-19: What you can claim when working from home

The working from rules are not new but are certainly more relevant than ever as larger numbers of employees are required to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Return to date of death - no problem?

I have been appointed as executor - when does this start? As an executor or personal representative you may consider that your responsibilities start at the date of death.   

Is a FIC right for you?

A FIC is a “family investment company” and a tax efficient way of passing on your wealth without losing control of it.

Your Personal Tax Account

Have you checked your personal tax account recently? If at all?  Latest research from the Post Office shows that 46% of UK workers have never checked their personal tax account.  

Self Assessment Update

On Friday 1st February, HMRC announced that over 93% of taxpayers filed their self-assessment tax returns on time and before the 31st January deadline.

Self Assessment Update

On Friday 1st February, HMRC announced that over 93% of taxpayers filed their self-assessment tax returns on time and before the 31st January deadline.

What can you give away before the end of the tax year?

You can give away £3,000 worth of gifts each tax year (6 April to 5 April) without them being added to the value of your estate. This is known as your ‘annual exemption’.

What can you give away before the end of the tax year?

You can give away £3,000 worth of gifts each tax year (6 April to 5 April) without them being added to the value of your estate. This is known as your ‘annual exemption’.

Plan your money 2019

2019 is set to be a year of changes for finances, with everything from council tax, state pension payments and inheritance tax set to change. Find out about the changes below and how your finances could be affected.

Plan your money 2019

2019 is set to be a year of changes for finances, with everything from council tax, state pension payments and inheritance tax set to change. Find out about the changes below and how your finances could be affected.

Ministers considering over 40’s tax

Ministers in the United Kingdom are considering new ways to fund the increasing cost of social care.  One of the suggested methods has been successfully used in Germany for nearly two decades and involves placing a 2.5% levy onto the income and earnings of those aged over 40.

Ministers considering over 40’s tax

Ministers in the United Kingdom are considering new ways to fund the increasing cost of social care.  One of the suggested methods has been successfully used in Germany for nearly two decades and involves placing a 2.5% levy onto the income and earnings of those aged over 40.

CGT planning for married couples

This article is also relevant to couples who have entered into a civil partnership. For the tax year 2018-19, taxpayers can make tax-free capital gains of up to £11,700. This allowance is available on a per person basis and so married couples (and those in a civil partnership) have a combined CGT allowance of £23,400.

CGT planning for married couples

This article is also relevant to couples who have entered into a civil partnership. For the tax year 2018-19, taxpayers can make tax-free capital gains of up to £11,700. This allowance is available on a per person basis and so married couples (and those in a civil partnership) have a combined CGT allowance of £23,400.

Chancellor calls for a simplification on Inheritance Tax

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has already highlighted inheritance tax (IHT) as an area ripe for an overhaul and now the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has asked the body to conduct a system-wide review of the current tax regime, and wants to see proposals for simplification, ‘to ensure that the system is fit for purpose and makes the experience of those who interact with it as smooth as possible’.

Chancellor calls for a simplification on Inheritance Tax

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has already highlighted inheritance tax (IHT) as an area ripe for an overhaul and now the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has asked the body to conduct a system-wide review of the current tax regime, and wants to see proposals for simplification, ‘to ensure that the system is fit for purpose and makes the experience of those who interact with it as smooth as possible’.

Marriage Allowance: how to claim

From 2015/16 the Marriage Allowance was introduced for married couples and civil partnerships. This allows one spouse to transfer 10% of their personal allowance to their partner - reducing their tax by up to £230.