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Increase in National Living Wage?

12/11/2019

An independent review into the evidence on minimum wage rates has been published by the government. The review concludes that increases in the National Living Wage (NLW) have little effect on employment whilst significantly increasing the earnings of

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Employing staff for the first time

12/11/2019

There is a multitude of rules and regulations that you must be aware of when you start employing staff for the first time. A full examination of the rules is beyond the scope of this article. However, we wanted to list the following points from

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Basic business structures

12/11/2019

It is important to be aware of the main basic business structures available if you are considering starting a new business. There are three commonly used forms of business structure. A sole trader – this is the simplest way of starting and

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HMRC’s tax app

12/11/2019

A free HMRC tax app is available to taxpayers. The APP can be used to see: your tax code and National Insurance number an estimate of the tax you need to pay your income and benefits up to 12 future tax credits payments your Unique Taxpayer

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Tax when partnership assets are distributed in kind

12/11/2019

Partnerships are treated as transparent for Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This means that each partner is responsible for their share of any capital gains arising on the disposal of their interests in the assets of the partnership. Each partner is treated

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Furnished holiday let qualifying tests

12/11/2019

The furnished holiday let (FHL) rules allow holiday lettings of properties that meet certain conditions to be treated as a trade for certain tax purposes. In order to qualify as a furnished holiday letting, the following criteria need to be

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Waivers of remuneration

12/11/2019

A waiver of remuneration happens when a director or an employee gives up their right to salary or other cash remuneration and gets nothing in return. Where the employee gets a non-cash benefit in return, this is called a salary sacrifice. The

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Last chance to claim enhanced capital allowances

12/11/2019

There is a special scheme known as the enhanced capital allowances (ECA) scheme for energy-saving technologies. The ECA scheme enables a business to claim accelerated tax relief 100% first year allowances (FYA) on qualifying energy efficient and

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Finance Bill 2019-20 shelved

05/11/2019

The Government’s draft finance bill has been shelved as we countdown to the general election on 12 December 2019. The consultation on the draft legislation has closed, but the prorogation controversy and Brexit issues meant there was no time

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What is a negligible value claim?

05/11/2019

A negligible value claim is a claim made by a taxpayer when an asset they own has become of negligible value, i.e. it is worthless or worth next to nothing. The taxpayer effectively treats the asset as having been disposed of and then immediately

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Employing someone to work in your home

05/11/2019

When you employ someone to work in your home, it is your responsibility to meet the employee's rights and deduct the correct amount of tax from their salary. This can include employees such as a nanny, housekeeper, gardener or carer. The rules

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Interest on children’s savings

05/11/2019

All children in the UK have their own personal annual tax allowance. However, anti-avoidance laws prevent this allowance being utilised by parents of children aged under 18 with some minimal exceptions. If older children are employed by a parent

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Transfer of business as a going concern

05/11/2019

The transfer of a business as a going concern (TOGC) rules cover the VAT implications when a business is sold. Normally the sale of the assets of a VAT registered or VAT registerable business will be subject to VAT at the appropriate rate. Where the

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What is a joint venture?

05/11/2019

A joint venture is a commercial enterprise undertaken by two or more parties who otherwise retain their separate identities. The parties to the joint venture usually bring together different resources and areas of expertise to help fulfil a specific

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The meaning of 'goodwill' for CGT purposes

05/11/2019

The meaning of goodwill for CGT purposes is complex. The term 'goodwill' is rarely mentioned in legislation and there is no definition of 'goodwill' for the purposes of Capital Gains legislation. In fact, most definitions of goodwill

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Tax Diary November/December 2019

30/10/2019

1 November 2019 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 January 2019. 19 November 2019 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for the month ended 5 November 2019. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 November 2019.) 19

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Coding out debts deadline

28/10/2019

You can have tax underpayments collected via an adjustment to your PAYE tax code, provided you are in employment or in receipt of a UK-based pension. The coding adjustment applies to certain debts such as Self-Assessment liabilities, tax credit

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Just under 100 days to go

28/10/2019

HMRC has published a news release to remind you that there is now less than 100 days to file your 2018-19 tax return. Last year over 11.5 million taxpayers were required to complete a Self-Assessment tax return but over 700,000 taxpayers missed the

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