Take stock of your provisions

The issue As far as stock is concerned, the accounting treatment will generally drive the tax treatment and HMRC is happy…

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SDLT on incorporation?

The issue When a business is incorporated, people are generally aware of the various capital gains tax reliefs available (e.g. section…

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HMRC threatens follower notices on loan write-offs

The issue Before Finance Act 2010 made amendments to the legislation there was a fairly widespread piece of tax planning in…

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Bank your tax-free perks before 6 April

The issue Since April 2016 employers have been able to provide any number of small (limited to £50) perks to their…

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Homelessness no excuse for failing to file a tax return!

The case HMRC’s decision to fine a homeless man for failing to complete his tax return on time has been described…

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Are Furnished Holiday Lets (FHLs) more valuable than ever?

The issue Many people already know that Furnished Holiday Lets (FHLs) benefit from many tax advantages when compared to long-term rental…

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HMRC put a spotlight on phoenixing

The issue On Monday HMRC issued the following ‘spotlight’: www.gov.uk/guidance/attempts-to-avoid-an-income-tax-charge-when-a-company-is-wound-up-spotlight-47 Key points are as follows: This is quite general and is…

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Private Client and Trusts Webinar

Forbes Dawson partner, Laura Hutchinson, will be presenting two webinars on MBL over the next few months. Details of the webinars…

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Prepare for VAT issues before property auctions

The issue If you get involved in buying a commercial property at auction then there is a good chance that such…

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Avoid Christmas party BIK hangovers

The issue Christmas parties are not a taxable benefit for employees if the costs are kept within £150 per head. Actually,…

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