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How to claim tax relief for employment expenses

How to claim tax relief for employment expenses If you are an employee and you personally incur expenses in carrying out your job, you may be able to claim tax relief for those expenses. Relief is only available for employment expenses that you must incur, rather ...

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Directors’ loans – which loan should you repay first?

Directors’ loans – which loan should you repay first? In a personal or family company the director will often borrow money from the company, this is known as a 'Directors Loan'. This can be an easy source of finance, and also one that can be tax efficient as, if you ti...

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Using your annual exempt amount for 2021/22

Using your annual exempt amount for 2021/22 All individuals are entitled to an annual exempt amount for capital gains tax purposes. Net gains (chargeable gains less allowable losses) for the tax year are free of capital gain tax to the extent that they are covered by the a...

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Income from savings – What is tax-free?

Income from savings – What is tax-free? Not all types of income are equal from a tax perspective, and savings income enjoys dedicated allowances, tax rates and reliefs which allow a taxpayer to enjoy some or all of their savings income tax-free. Personal all...

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Further grants for the self-employed

Further grants for the self-employed The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has provided grants and support for self-employed individua...

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Take advantage of the enhanced carry back of losses

Take advantage of the enhanced carry back of losses Many businesses have suffered losses as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and where a business has made a loss, various options are available to obtain relief for that loss. The challenge is to make the best use of the l...

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Business interruption insurance – Are pay-outs taxable?

Business interruption insurance – Are pay-outs taxable? Business interruption insurance provides cover for losses as a result of events that close or severely disrupt the business. Policies may cover a loss of profits that arise as a result of the ‘interruption’. The...

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Make the most of the dividend allowance until April

Make the most of the dividend allowance The 2020/21 tax year comes to an end on 5 April 2021. The last few months of the year are a good time to undertake a review and to ensure that your dividend allowance for the year is not wasted. Nature of the dividend al...

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Making tax-free payments to employees working from home

Making tax-free payments to employees working from home As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many workers have been forced into working from home. While working from home saves the costs of commuting to the workplace and perhaps allows workers to adopt a mor...

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Giving money to charity to save inheritance tax

Giving money to charity to save inheritance tax One way to reduce the amount that the taxman takes from an estate in inheritance tax is to make a donation to charity. This is can be particularly tax effective. The donation is taken off your estate before inheritance tax is...

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