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The loan charge controversy continues
October 4th, 2019

The following press release was published by HMRC last month. Extracts are reproduced below: Sir Amyas Morse, the former Comptroller and Auditor General and Chief Executive of the National Audit Office (NAO), will lead an independent review of the Loan Charge… The review will consider whether the policy is an appropriate way of dealing with […]


Enjoy a tax-free Christmas bash
October 4th, 2019

Follow the outline below to ensure that the cost of your annual staff party will not create tax issues for you or your staff. The event must be open to all employees at a specific location. An annual Christmas party, or other annual event offered to staff, generally is not taxable on those attending, provided […]


Property tax changes from April 2020
October 4th, 2019

Although the Brexit process continues to throw a spanner into the normal workings of government, there are a few certainties from a tax point of view that will be effective from April 2020. A few property related changes are noted in this article:   Presently, the last 18 months of ownership of a residential property […]


About face by HMRC
October 4th, 2019

Last month we reported the changes that CIS, VAT registered contractors and sub-contractors were about to face with the introduction of the “reverse charge” process from 1 October 2019. Shortly after our newsletter was published, HMRC conceded that it was aware that the industry was struggling to adapt to the new rules and, as Brexit […]


Do you need to file a tax return?
October 3rd, 2019

The following guidelines are reproduced from the government’s website: You must send a tax return if, in the last tax year (6 April to 5 April), you were: self-employed as a ‘sole trader’ and earned more than £1,000 a partner in a business partnership You will not usually need to send a return if your […]