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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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Have you had a text from HMRC? It may be a scam!

David Cary

25 January 2018

The self-assessment tax return deadline is less than a week away and as people frantically file their last minute-returns, some fraudsters are looking to take advantage. HMRC has announced a rise in the number of scam text messages, allegedly sent … Read More >>

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Did the wise men pay IHT on their gifts?

Rick Schofield

16 December 2016

We all know that the three wise men journeyed for days to bring the baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, but if they were extra-wise, they would know to give these gift from surplus income – and that … Read More >>

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Don’t forget your seasonal gift to HMRC; self-assessment looms on January 31st

Nathan Peterson

15 December 2016

If you’re self-employed, no sooner have you put the Christmas decorations back in the loft, then it’s almost time to get ready for your first on account payment of the year as part of the self-assessment process. Payment on account … Read More >>

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With inheritance tax on the rise again, it’s time to give some thought to giving

Stephanie Court

10 December 2016

Christmas is the time for gifts, but if you do not want the Chancellor to be the biggest benefactor from your estate, now is the time to think about giving it away. Last year, the Treasury collected £4.6 billion in … Read More >>

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What to do if you’ve missed the Self-Assessment deadline

Lucy Dixon

03 February 2016

It always comes round quicker than we realise, but if you have missed the deadline for filing your self-assessment on 31st January, then you might want to listen in. If you have missed the January 31st deadline then you are … Read More >>

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And the winner is…

Adam Merrett

Congratulations to Kathy Cordery from Orpington, Kent who was the winner of our Advent blog competition, held between 1st and 24th December 2015. On the first day of the Advent blog series, we posted a blog that addressed how many tax … Read More >>

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Is the January deadline disappearing?

Alix Hampton

06 January 2016

The Autumn Statement 2015 held little in the way of surprises, but one of the key highlights from the Chancellor’s speech was the implementation of a new “digital” HMRC. As part of the Government’s ongoing efforts to clamp down on … Read More >>

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Free to Enter Draw

Paul Nixon

01 December 2015

As we enter the Christmas period you are invited to take part in a free competition. When most people are looking forward to planning their Christmas dinner, putting together their lists for Santa and wondering if they should dust off … Read More >>

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eBaying the rules of online taxation

Phil Mullis

31 July 2015

Lots of people declare that their business is also their hobby, but if you trade goods and services online regularly, you have to be certain that HMRC knows you are in business and if profitable, liable to tax. HMRC know … Read More >>

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