Tag Archives: Tax

Here are the highlights from a fairly content free budget. The main budget is moving to the Autumn from this year.   TAX FREE DIVIDEND ALLOWANCE TO BE REDUCED TO £2,000 The Chancellor also announced measures to limit the rise in tax-driven incorporation. The £5,000 tax free dividend allowance introduced by George Osborne will be […]

CHRISTMAS IS COMING! – NEW RULES FOR GIFTS TO STAFF From 6 April 2016 new rules were introduced to allow employers to provide their directors and employees with certain “trivial” benefits in kind, tax-free. The new rules are a simplification measure so that certain benefits in kind will not need to be reported to HMRC, […]

  LIQUIDATING A COMPANY – IS IT A CAPITAL GAIN? One of the anti-avoidance measures being introduced by the latest Finance Bill potentially changes the way that certain payments to shareholders will be taxed. This may result in payments following some company liquidations being taxed as dividends instead of capital gains. The Government is concerned […]

Two weeks to the end of the 15/16 tax year. Still time to do some last minute tax planning…………………. Personal Pension Payments: If you are a 40% tax payer, and have received PAYE income during the year, a payment into a personal pension from taxed income will get you 40% tax relief. The pension company […]

With the deadline for submitting 2014/15 self assessment returns looming this Friday it seems topical to review the penalties around self assessment. There are penalties for: Not informing HMRC that a self assessment return is necessary (failure to notify) Late submission of a return Late payment of tax The penalties for failure to notify depend […]

A recurring theme from clients is that they don’t want to pay any tax. Unfortunately for most people this is not an option if they have a business is making money. Even Starbucks and Amazon pay some tax, though they tend to choose in which country they pay it, and are big enough to make […]