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Should an LLP partner be treated as a salaried partner?

Should an LLP partner be treated as a salaried partner?   As a general rule, the individual partners in a partnership are treated as self-employed for tax purposes. Consequently, they pay tax under the self-assessment system and pay Class 2 and ...

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Get clued up for claiming tax relief for trading losses

Relief for trading losses In the event that a loss arises in a trade or profession, consideration should be given as how best to obtain relief for that loss. A...

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Top tips to avoiding a debt hangover this Christmas

Avoiding a debt hangover this Christmas Christmas is depicted as the most wonderful time of the year. For many though, Christmas can ultimately be the most worrying and stressful time of the year. With so much pressure to have the ‘perfect’ Christmas, buy the ...

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Entertaining expenses are complicated, make sure you know the facts!

Can we deduct entertaining expenses? The tax rules on the deductibility of entertaining expenses are harsh and often misunderstood. The fact that the expenditure is incurred for business purposes does not...

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The last thing you want for Christmas is an inheritance tax liability!

Beware of triggering an IHT bill on Christmas gifts When deciding what to give as Christmas gifts, the possibility of triggering an unintended inheritance tax liability is not one that immediately springs to mind. However, t...

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Is it time to go electric? Zero charge for zero emissions car!

Zero charge for zero emission cars From 6 April 2020, the way in which carbon dioxide emissions for cars are measured is changing – moving from the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) (used for cars registered prior to 6 April 2020) to the Worldwide Light Testing Procedure...

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Have you heard of ‘bed and breakfasting’ a director’s loan?

Directors’ loans – Beware of ‘bed and breakfasting’ It can make sense financially for directors of personal and family companies to borrow money, in the form of a director's loan, from the company, rather than from a commercial lender. Depending on when in the fina...

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Wondering what chattels are and how they relate to Capital gains tax? Wonder no more!

Capital gains tax and chattels (an item of tangible movable property) For capital gains tax purposes, not all chattels are equal. In some cases, it is possible to realise a profit on the disposal of a chattel and enjoy that profit tax free, whereas in other cases, capital ...

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Does your business trade with the EU? You’ll need an EORI number after Brexit.

What is an EORI number and who needs one? An Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number will be needed for UK businesses to be able to continue to trade with the EU after the UK leaves the EU. If there is a no-deal Brexit In...

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Tax Savings – when is a car a pool car?

Tax Savings - when is a car a pool car? Rather than allocating specific cars to particular employees, some employers find it preferable to operate a carpool and have several cars available for use by employees when they need to undertake a business journey. From a tax pe...

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