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Inherited property? Watch out for SDLT sting later on

Tom Lacey

19 September 2018

If you inherit property, there is usually no Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), unless the beneficiary is paying money into the estate or paying other beneficiaries. However, there are an increasing number of people getting caught up in an SDLT … Read More >>

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Inheritance tax: it’s time to give some thought to giving

Alison Turner

03 August 2018

Economia published this article online on 1 August 2018,reporting how inheritance tax receipts are at an all-time high. The following was originally published in Thinking Business, the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce magazine, about why now is more important than ever … Read More >>

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The difference between staff and client entertaining

Dave Hedges

18 July 2018

HMRC currently has its spotlight on staff and business entertaining, just in time for the summer season, when lots of businesses may be thinking about holding client functions or staff away days. It is therefore important to understand that they … Read More >>

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Requirement to Correct – 100 days to go

Peter Goodman

22 June 2018

There are now just 100 days to go until the 30 September deadline and the Requirement to Correct (RTC) legislation will come into force. RTC aims to address any undeclared offshore assets or income and there are tough penalties in … Read More >>

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More change for P11Ds

Rio Brookes-Gibbs

23 May 2018

With the 2017/18 tax year now over, it is time for employers to turn their attention to reporting the expenses and benefits that they have provided to their staff on forms P11D. The deadline for reporting to HMRC is 6 … Read More >>

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Some relief for ATED returns

Tim Collerton

25 April 2018

It’s Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) return season, so if you either own or have a share in residential property, you may be preparing to file your return or relief claims for the year 2018/2019. The deadline for filing … Read More >>

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The Grand National: tax relief doesn’t fall at the first hurdle, even if your horse does

Gina Bartlett

23 April 2018

As per my previous blog, keeping up with the horse racing events calendar feels like part of my day job – and I get to enjoy a bit of down time too. Again, the Grand National got me thinking about the … Read More >>

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Inheritance tax: it’s time to give some thought to giving

Paul Hopper

19 April 2018

Last year, the Treasury collected more than £5 billion in inheritance tax, making it one of Britain’s highest streams of national income since the early 1980s. Rising property prices are dragging middle-class families into the IHT net and if you … Read More >>

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Requirement to Correct – time is running out

Peter Goodman

09 April 2018

Tougher penalties are about to kick in for anyone with undeclared offshore tax matters, as part of the Government’s new Requirement to Correct (RTC) legislation. Taxpayers are urged to get their tax affairs in order – before the 30 September … Read More >>

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If it looks like an elephant and it sounds like an elephant…

Ross Bartholomew

02 April 2018

In over 30 years advising on the finer points of VAT, I have encountered an endless variety of attempts to circumnavigate a common tax issue. Disaggregation, or the artificial separation of businesses, is where more than one entity is created … Read More >>

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