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 […]

NEW RULES FOR BUY-TO LET LANDLORDS The 2016 Finance Bill sees the introduction of important tax changes for property investors that were originally announced in the 2015 Budget. From 6 April 2016 onwards there are important tax changes affecting the replacement of furnishings for buy to let landlords. 6 April 2017 will see the start […]

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 […]