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Posts Tagged ‘tax savings’

Entrepreneurs’ Relief

Entrepreneurs’ Relief is available to individuals and some trustees in respect of capital gains made on the disposal of all or part of a business, business assets if the business has stopped trading and in certain cases shares owned in respect of a business. This relief is aimed at the individual and therefore whilst most…

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Business Premises Renovation Allowance – the basics

Business Premises Renovation Allowance (BPRA) was introduced by the Finance Act 2005 as an incentive to bring derelict or unused properties back into life. The BPRA was designed to run for a period of 5 years from 11 April 2007 and therefore only has a few short months left to run. As with many incentive…

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What will the budget have in store for SDLT?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) concessions granted to first time buyers in the 2010 budget come to an end on 24 March this year. The concession, which meant that first time buyers wouldn’t have to pay the 1% SDLT on properties costing between £125,000 and £250,000 has had a fairly limited impact on the housing…

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Post Cessation Trade Relief – a consultation

On 12 January the Government via HMRC announced that it was to take immediate steps to counter tax avoidance resulting from post cessation trade relief. This relief arises when costs or bad debts are incurred which directly relate to a trade, profession or vocation which has ceased. Such costs or bad debts may be allowed…

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Beware the one year window

With the deadline for submitting self assessment tax returns rapidly approaching, we have had a timely reminder of the importance of submitting returns on time. Those wanting to submit a paper return had until last October to do so, leaving on line filing as the only option now open. HMRC will issue a £100 fine…

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Taxing the perks

According to the Mail on Sunday, HMRC’s high net worth unit has a new target in their sights, the perks enjoyed by some footballers and their families. Whilst the provision of benefits to employees is a practice which has been around since time immemorial, the regulations on taxable and non-taxable benefits can be complex and…

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The Autumn Statement

The Chancellor ‘s Autumn Statement was, as expected, a fairly gloomy affair. Whilst observers were pleased to see the Office for Budget Responsibility still predicting growth (even if just 0.7%) next year; the depth to which we are dependant on Europe and the rest of the world was brought home in no uncertain terms. From…

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HMRC targets those with homes overseas

The days when overseas property and investments were largely invisible to the UK tax authorities are well behind us. International treaties together with the availability of computerised records mean that HMRC are able to access vast amounts of information about our affairs across the globe. One of HMRC’s latest targets relates to overseas homes. Initially…

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VAT and Salary Sacrifice

The decision by the ECJ in the case of Astra Zeneca UK Limited v HMRC has had wide ranging implications for all businesses which offer employees benefits in return for salary sacrifices. The case revolved around the supply by Astra Zeneca to its employees of high street vouchers in return for a salary sacrifice. Prior…

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What price the 50% tax rate?

When the previous Government introduced the idea of a 50% top tax tier many predicted that all this would achieve would be a mass exodus of the wealthy from UK shores. Indeed in an article of 13 December 2009, the Sunday Times reported that Britain’s financiers and entrepreneurs were quitting the UK at the rate…

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