HMRC countdown: file your tax return

With less than 100 days until the self assessment tax return deadline of 31 January 2020, HMRC is urging taxpayers to complete their tax returns early, in order to avoid the last minute rush. HMRC report that last year more than 2,000 people submitted their tax returns on Christmas Day. Taxpayers should consider submitting their… Continue reading HMRC countdown: file your tax return

Autumn Budget – 29 October 2018

So, we already knew about some of the announcements before the chancellor, the Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP, spoke yesterday, so much so he even made a joke about toilets and leaks. As ever there was good news and bad news for taxpayers, a full summary is on our website but here are some good… Continue reading Autumn Budget – 29 October 2018

Have you taken advantage of the Marriage Allowance?

A married couple or civil partnership can apply to transfer 10% of the income tax personal allowance from one to the other. Although called the marriage ‘allowance’, it is a transfer rather than an additional allowance. To qualify for the allowance, neither of the partners can be higher rate taxpayers and cannot be claiming the… Continue reading Have you taken advantage of the Marriage Allowance?

14 Days left to submit your 2016/17 self assessment return

The following Tax Events are due on 31st January 2018: Personal Tax Events Deadline for submitting your 2016/17 self assessment return (£100 automatic penalty if your return is late) and the balance of your 2016/17 liability together with the first payment on account for 2017/18 are also due. This deadline is relevant to individuals who… Continue reading 14 Days left to submit your 2016/17 self assessment return

HMRC’s Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF)

This is a facility that the Inland Revenue introduced in 2016 which allows the voluntary disclosure of any UK tax liabilities that relate to offshore income or assets, which have not previously been disclosed to the UK tax authorities, to be declared. This includes: Income arising from a source outside the UK Assets situated or… Continue reading HMRC’s Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF)

Autumn Statement 2016

On Wednesday 23 November 2016 our new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his first (and last) Autumn Statement.  “No other major economy makes hundreds of tax changes twice a year, and neither should we” – this is perhaps the most welcome measure announced in the Autumn Statement.  In recent years the Autumn Statement… Continue reading Autumn Statement 2016

Thinking of buying commercial property?

Before any purchase takes place you should always take advice as tax savings are there to be made. In many cases the contract drawn up by solicitors will need to be worded carefully to ensure tax savings can be considered. The Capital Allowances Act 2001 entitles a purchaser to claim tax relief in respect of… Continue reading Thinking of buying commercial property?

What Changes in April 2016? (Part 1 – Personal Tax)

Now the Self Assessment season has passed, it seems a good time for a quick update on the changes coming up in April 2016. None of this is new, but it comes from various Budgets and Autumn Statements (the Government like to keep us on our toes by announcing lots of changes at the same… Continue reading What Changes in April 2016? (Part 1 – Personal Tax)

Summer Budget 2015

On 8 July 2015 George Obsorne presented his first Budget of this Parliament, and the first Conservative-only budget since 1996. This Budget is aimed to not only balance the books, but remove some of the imbalances within the tax system.  Some of these changes were completely unexpected... The Chancellor has definitely thrown a few curve… Continue reading Summer Budget 2015

The Patent Box

The Patent Box is the most exciting new relief for innovation since the introduction of the Research & Development tax regime in 2000.  It is an elective regime that will reduce the corporation tax rate to 10% on a company’s profits relating to patents. It started on 1 April 2013 but will be phased in… Continue reading The Patent Box