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How are dividends taxed?

Understanding how dividends are taxed Dividends have their own tax rules and their own rates of tax. The rules and the rates apply in the same way regardless of whether the dividends are paid from your personal or family company as part of a profit extraction strategy, or ...

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The Autumn Budget 2021

The Autumn Budget 2021 Our summary focuses on the tax measures which may affect you, your family and your business. To help you decipher what was said we have included our own comments. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ...

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How to keep your Christmas party tax free

Keeping the Christmas party tax-free Last year, the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdown took the annual Christmas party (other than virtual ones) off the agenda. This year, there may be a temptation to make up for lost time. How can you celebrate the festive season wit...

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Tax-free help with childcare costs

Tax-free help with childcare costs Childcare costs can be very expensive and any help is welcomed, particularly where you can benefit from that help tax-free. There are various routes by which this is possible. Government tax-free top-up scheme ...

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End of the AIA transitional limit – Beware of the traps

End of the AIA transitional limit – Beware of the traps The annual investment allowance (AIA) allows you to claim an immediate deduction against your profits for qualifying capital expenditur...

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Special capital gains tax rule for transfers of assets between spouses

Special capital gains tax rule for transfers of assets between spouses Although married couples and civil partners are assessed individually for capital gains tax purposes and each has their own annual exempt amount, a ...

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Paying inheritance tax in instalments

Paying inheritance tax in instalments Where inheritance tax is payable on an estate, it must normally be paid by the end of the sixth month after that in which the death occurred. For example, if the deceased died on 22 August 2021, inheritance tax on the estate would be d...

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Tax-efficient childcare

Tax-efficient childcare Childcare is expensive; however, the tax system can provide a helping hand. In recent years, there has been a shift from tax relief for employer-supported childcare and vouchers to a Government top-up ...

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Are you trading?

Are you trading? Trading income is taxed for both income tax and corporation tax purposes. In order for a tax charge to arise under the ...

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Could the end of the Furlough Scheme trigger a debt crisis?

Could the end of the Furlough Scheme trigger a debt crisis? As the government furlough scheme draws to a close at the end of September 2021, thousands of workers could be facing redundancies and job losses and could therefore be plunged into debt. Those who are already car...

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