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Tax Free Child Care Account - BEWARE: Raising awareness for Parents:

Parents who sign up for the tax free child care account will lose the 70% tax credit element of their working tax credits. Some parents are better off and some are certainly not. Our advice is to c... more


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Q. I am thinking of selling a property that I have owned and rented out for the last ten years...

Q. I am thinking of selling a property that I have owned and rented out for the last ten years, and once it is sold, I will reinvest the proceeds in another property. Will I have to pay capital gai... more

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Q. Can I give my house to my children and continue to live in it and avoid inheritance tax?

Q. Can I give my house to my children and continue to live in it and avoid inheritance tax? A. It may be possible if you pay a full market rent for your home, but if you do this, then your... more

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Transferring your share of property income to your spouse or civil partner

Transferring your share of property income to your spouse or civil partner There is an unfounded belief that couples are taxed on rental income received based on their percentage holding of the... more

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Rent a room scheme

Rent a room scheme   Although Budget 2017 announced that the Government intends to review the rent-a-room scheme, it currently remains a tax-efficient way of letting out a spare r... more

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Property - IHT: main residence nil-rate band

Property - IHT: main residence nil-rate band From April 2017, each individual spouse or civil partner will be offered a residence nil rate band (RNRB), which is designed to help pass on a ... more


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SDLT on second homes

SDLT on second homes Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable on the purchase of residential property in increasing portions of the property price above £125000.  Current rates of ... more

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Q. My wife has a part time job but doesn't earn enough to pay tax. Can she get tax relief on contrib

Q. My wife has a part time job but doesn't earn enough to pay tax. Can she get tax relief on contributions made to a pension scheme?  A. Yes, even if you are not earning enough to... more

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VAT Flat rate scheme: changes have taken effect

VAT Flat rate scheme: changes have taken effect The VAT flat rate scheme (FRS) is used by many small businesses to help simplify their VAT reporting obligations. Businesses could often gai... more


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State Pension: Is the state pension lump sum taxable?

State Pension: Is the state pension lump sum taxable? The lump sum is taxed as income. In simple terms, the rate of tax that applies to the lump sum will be the highest rate that applies to you... more

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State Pension: Paying voluntary NICs

State Pension: Paying voluntary NICs There are various reasons as to why gaps may arise in an individual's national insurance contributions (NIC) record eg.because that person has been on l... more

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State Pension: New state pension and contracted-out NICs

State Pension: New state pension and contracted-out NICs Most people will be aware that the state retirement pension system has changed for people who reach state pension age on or after 6 Apri... more

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CGT annual exemption: use it or lose it!

CGT annual exemption: use it or lose it! Capital gains tax (CGT) is normally paid when an item is either sold or given away. It is usually paid on profits made by selling various types of asset... more


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Taxable income - Switching to the cash basis

Taxable income - Switching to the cash basis  Many small, unincorporated businesses choose to use the 'cash basis' for working out taxable income. Under this method, participants w... more

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Spring Budget 2017 - National Insurance contributions

National Insurance contributions   As previously announced, from 6 April 2018 Class 2 contributions will be abolished and Class 4 contributions will be reformed to include a new thresh... more

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