If you are self-employed (sole trader) or part of a partnership; with a business year-end date outside of 31 March to 5 April, you must take advice from your accountant.
Most private landlords hold property in their name, although recent changes in mortgage interest relief have prompted many to consider switching to a company.
Since HMRC began to taper mortgage interest tax relief in the 2017/18 tax year, we have seen the emergence of schemes looking to maximise income by minimising tax liabilities.
Over the years, we have seen many "tax efficient" schemes come and go concerning the payment of school fees. This has been closely followed by tightening regulations after some high-profile court disputes.
The UK tax system is complex, to say the least, and many people are only now finding out about personal and business tax-free allowances which they have failed to claim.
Company owners and executives need to be aware of legitimate expenses that can be charged to their business as there may be the opportunity to reduce corporation tax liabilities.
The world of digital coins, otherwise referred to as cryptocurrencies, has changed dramatically in recent years. There is now a more formal regulatory structure, and the tax authorities are aware of those trading any digital asset.
The concept of bookkeeping is relatively straightforward, monitoring income and expenses, together with various adjustments, to produce a profit and loss account. However, there is much more to the modern-day bookkeeping package!
When looking at gifting money to trusts and individuals to manage your inheritance tax liability, there are several issues to consider. Chargeable lifetime transfers, potentially exempt transfers and the seven-year deadline look straightforward, but there are potential complications.
Conservative MP, and former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nadhim Zahawi, has reignited a heated debate about the morality of inheritance tax. Supported by 50 colleagues, he has called the current inheritance tax structure into question, suggesting it should be scrapped.