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What to do if you need to change your tax return

What to do if you need to change your tax return You made it and filed your self-assessment tax return for 2018/19 by the 31 January 2020. However, having felt pleased with yourself, you realise to your horror that you have made a mistake and need to correct your return. ...

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Making the most of pension tax allowances

Making the most of pension tax allowances There are many ways in which you can make the most of your pension tax allowances. Pension savings can be tax efficient, as contributions to registered pension schemes attract tax relief up to certain limits. Limit ...

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Make use of the capital gains tax inter-spouse exemption

Make use of the capital gains tax inter-spouse exemption There are a number of tax concessions available to married couples and civil partners which recognise that their financial affairs may be interlinked. One of these concessions relates to the transfer of assets betwee...

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Using company vans for tax-free home to work travel

Using company vans for tax-free home to work travel   As a general rule, travel between home and work is regarded as private travel and if the employer meets the cost of that travel, a benefit-in-kind tax charge will be triggered. However, it is possible for employ...

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Utilising the 2019/20 dividend allowance

Utilising the 2019/20 dividend allowance The dividend allowance is quite unusual in that it is available to everyone and everyone has the same allowance. For 2019/20 the allowance is set at £2,000. In common with many allowances, it is a case of use it or lose it. ...

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Gift cards and the trivial benefits exemption

Gift cards and the trivial benefits exemption The trivial benefits exemption allows employers to ignore benefits in kind that cost £50 or less for tax purposes, as long as the conditions of the exempt...

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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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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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