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Accounts

  • Bad debts
  • Basis period
  • Case law
  • Checking
  • Errors
  • Fees
  • FRS
  • Generally accepted accounting practice
  • Investigation
  • Miscellaneous
  • Writing off

Agriculture

  • Averaging election
  • Herd basis

Bank accounts

  • Funding
  • Interest
  • Investigations
  • Joint accounts
  • Offshore
  • Personal
  • Returns

Benefits

  • Assets
  • Benefits-in-kind
  • Cars
  • Company-owned
  • Earnings limit
  • Miscellaneous
  • P11d notices
  • Personal
  • Reclaiming VAT
  • Records
  • Remuneration package
  • Travel
  • Trivial
  • Vans

Business status

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Capital allowances

  • Annual Investment Allowance
  • Business property relief
  • Business purchase
  • Cars
  • Construction
  • Enhanced capital allowances
  • Environmentally beneficial
  • First year
  • Fixtures and fittings
  • Industrial buildings allowance
  • Intangible asset
  • Miscellaneous
  • Plant and Equipment
  • Writing down
  • Year-end planning

Capital gains tax

  • Allowances
  • Annual exemption
  • Antiques
  • Business property
  • Case law
  • Divorce/separation
  • Domestic property
  • Enterprise investment scheme
  • Entrepreneurs' Relief
  • Exemption
  • Foreign exchange gains
  • Gifts
  • Goodwill
  • Holdover
  • Home as office
  • Husband/wife
  • Indexation Allowance
  • Joint ownership
  • Losses
  • Market value
  • Miscellaneous
  • Negligible value
  • Offshore funds
  • Part disposals
  • Private residence relief
  • Reporting
  • Roll-over relief
  • Shares
  • Social investment tax relief
  • Taper relief
  • Tax bands
  • Tax breaks
  • Valuation
  • Wine
  • Year-end planning

Cars

  • Advisory fuel rates
  • Allowances
  • Authorised Mileage Rate
  • Benefits-in-kind
  • Capital allowances
  • CO2 emissions
  • Family members
  • Leasing
  • Loans
  • Miscellaneous
  • Private use
  • Scale charge
  • Vans
  • VAT

Children

  • Bank accounts
  • Child benefit
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Company car
  • Education funding
  • Gift
  • High income child benefit
  • Inheritance tax
  • Investments
  • Personal allowance
  • Tax credit
  • Tax planning
  • Trusts

Civil partner

  • Divorce

Companies

  • Associated
  • ATED
  • Close
  • Companies House
  • Corporation tax
  • Demergers
  • Dividends
  • Foreign
  • Incorporation
  • Loans
  • Miscellaneous
  • Moving profits
  • Offshore
  • Purchasing
  • Selling a company

Contractors

  • CIS scheme

Corporation tax

  • Accounting period
  • Allowances
  • Annual return
  • Associated companies
  • Deductions
  • Disincorporation
  • Goodwill
  • Joint companies
  • Losses
  • Miscellaneous
  • Offshore
  • Payment bands
  • R&D relief
  • Relief
  • Sponsorship
  • Tax bands
  • Transfer pricing
  • Year-end planning

Dividends

  • Distribution
  • Husband and wife
  • Illegal dividends
  • Maximum
  • Miscellaneous
  • Non-corporate
  • Timing
  • Vouchers
  • Waivers
  • Year-end planning

Domicile

  • Non dom

Employees

  • Allowances
  • Benefits
  • Capital allowances
  • Casual
  • Children
  • Contractors
  • Directors
  • Disabled
  • Dividends
  • Employment status
  • Expenses
  • Foreign
  • Freelancers
  • Gifts to
  • Income tax
  • Loans to
  • Maternity leave
  • Miscellaneous
  • National Insurance
  • P11D
  • P35
  • Parental leave
  • PAYE
  • Records
  • Self-employed
  • Statutory maternity pay
  • Statutory sick pay
  • Tax codes
  • Temps
  • Termination
  • Training

Enquiries/investigations

  • Assessments
  • Bank account enquiries
  • Fishing letters
  • Inspectors' visits
  • Interest
  • Investigations
  • Miscellaneous
  • Penalties
  • Taxman's rights
  • Tribunals

Entertainment

  • Allowances
  • Business
  • Case law
  • Employees
  • Expenses
  • Miscellaneous
  • Tax-free limits
  • Third party
  • VAT

Expenses

  • Allowances
  • Annual returns
  • Benefits-in-kind
  • Case law
  • Dispensations
  • Home as office
  • Medical
  • Miscellaneous
  • Payment
  • Records
  • Repairs/renewals
  • Travel
  • VAT

Finance

  • Raising finance

Gifts

  • Capital gains tax
  • Charitable
  • Children
  • Employee
  • Gift aid scheme
  • Inheritance tax
  • Miscellaneous

HMRC

  • Administration
  • Announcements
  • Appeals against
  • Budget
  • Clearances
  • Dealing with generally
  • Enforcement
  • Errors
  • Forms
  • Guidance
  • Interest rates
  • Internal review
  • Making tax digital
  • Miscellaneous
  • Payments
  • Procedure
  • Repayments
  • Self-assessment

Husband and wife companies

  • Dividends
  • Divorce
  • Income shifting
  • Income splitting
  • Inheritance tax
  • Interest split
  • Joint property
  • Miscellaneous

Income tax

  • Allowances
  • Assessments
  • Capital gains tax
  • Cars/fuel
  • Case law
  • Children
  • Codes
  • Deadlines
  • Dividend timing
  • Gift aid
  • Gifts
  • Loans
  • Losses
  • Miscellaneous
  • Overpayment
  • Payment methods
  • Payments on account
  • Penalties
  • Personal allowance
  • Rates
  • Relief
  • Repayments
  • Returns
  • Scottish rate of income tax
  • Tax avoidance schemes
  • Tax credits
  • Underpayment

Inheritance tax

  • Annual exemption
  • Business property relief
  • Case law
  • Deeds of variation
  • Enduring power of attorney
  • Exemption
  • Gifts
  • Insurance
  • Joint accounts
  • Marriage
  • Miscellaneous
  • Nil-rate band
  • Offshore
  • Potentially exempt transfers
  • Pre-owned assets
  • Property transfers
  • Quick succession relief
  • Returns
  • Syndicate agreement
  • Trusts
  • Using a will
  • Valuation

Insurance

  • Bond
  • Claim
  • Fee protection
  • Life
  • Permanent health
  • Recovery

Investments

  • AIM stocks
  • Allowances
  • Bonds
  • Capital gains tax
  • Enterprise investment scheme
  • Exemptions
  • Help to save
  • Interest
  • ISAs
  • Offshore
  • Scams
  • Social investment tax relief
  • Trust funds
  • Unit trusts
  • Venture capital trusts
  • Woodlands
  • Year-end planning

IR35

  • Definition of
  • Factors indicative of
  • Payment of tax

Loans

  • Bank
  • Benefit-in-kind
  • Directors
  • Employees
  • Family
  • Interest
  • Loan accounts
  • Miscellaneous
  • Mortgages
  • Student loans

Making tax digital

  • General

Married couples

  • Marriage allowance

National Insurance

  • Age exemption
  • Bands
  • Benefits
  • Class 1A
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Earnings periods
  • Earnings threshold
  • Employee status
  • Employment allowance
  • Enforcement
  • Errors
  • Late payment
  • Miscellaneous
  • Overpayments
  • Rates
  • Rebate
  • Rental income
  • Self-employment
  • Six-year rule
  • Voluntary payments

News

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  • Cars, vans and fuel
  • Corporation tax
  • Expenses
  • HMRC enforcement
  • Income tax
  • Inheritance tax
  • National Insurance
  • News
  • Pensions
  • Property
  • Returns, forms and admin
  • Sole traders and partnerships
  • Stamp taxes
  • Status
  • VAT

Offshore

  • Amnesties
  • Capital gains tax
  • Companies
  • Homes abroad
  • Income tax
  • Investments

Partnerships

  • Limited liability
  • Tax returns

PAYE

  • Construction industry scheme
  • Employees' obligations to pay
  • Overpayments
  • P11Dd
  • Payment of via deductions
  • Payroll software
  • RTI
  • Taxable earnings
  • Underpayment of tax

Payments

  • Direct deductions
  • Payment options
  • Repayments
  • Tax summaries

Penalties

  • Appealing against
  • Careless or deliberate
  • CIS scheme
  • Interest
  • RTI
  • Self employed

Pensions

  • A-day
  • Allowances
  • Annuity
  • Auto enrolment
  • Contribution limits
  • Pension input periods
  • Personal
  • Relief
  • Schemes
  • SIPPs
  • SSAS
  • Tax-free lump sum
  • Tax rebate

Practice admin

  • Agent authorisation
  • Client contact

Profit extraction

  • Benefits-in-kind
  • Bonuses
  • Dividends
  • Miscellaneous
  • Remuneration package
  • Salary
  • Shares

Property

  • Annual tax on enveloped dwellings
  • Business asset taper relief
  • Buy-to-let
  • Capital allowances
  • Capital gains tax
  • Disadvantaged areas
  • Funding
  • Holiday lets
  • Home as office
  • Inheritance tax
  • Joint ownership
  • Lease
  • Main residence
  • Miscellaneous
  • Mixed-use
  • Option to tax
  • Overseas
  • Rental income
  • Repairs/renewals
  • Self-build
  • Stamp duty
  • Transfer
  • VAT

Residency

  • Tests

Returns

  • CIS returns
  • Company
  • Corporation Tax
  • Deadlines
  • Enforcement
  • Entries
  • Errors
  • Incentives
  • Late submission
  • Miscellaneous
  • Online
  • Paper
  • PAYE
  • Penalties
  • Personal
  • Posting
  • Quality standard
  • VAT

Self assessment

  • Penalties
  • Procedure
  • Trading and property allowances

Shares

  • Buy-backs
  • Capital gains tax
  • EMI scheme
  • Employer share schemes
  • Gifting
  • Husband/wife
  • Inheritance tax
  • Loss relief
  • Miscellaneous
  • Negligible value
  • Valuations
  • year-end planning

Stamp Duty

  • Miscellaneous
  • Penalties
  • Rate

Succession planning

  • Family
  • MBO

Tax

  • Income tax

Tax credits

  • Tax credits
  • Working tax credits

Tax liability

  • Determination
  • Special relief

Trusts and estates

  • Self assessment

Vans

  • VAT

VAT

  • Allowances
  • Appeal
  • Assessments
  • Bad debt
  • Barter trade
  • Benefits-in-kind
  • Capital goods scheme
  • Case law
  • Charities
  • Construction
  • Deposits
  • Deregistration
  • E-commerce
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Errors
  • EU sales
  • Exempt supplies
  • Flat rate
  • Global accounting scheme
  • Groups
  • Holding company
  • Input tax
  • Late returns
  • Margin scheme
  • Membership fees
  • Miscellaneous
  • MOSS
  • Option to tax
  • Output tax
  • Partial exemption
  • Payment
  • Periods
  • Prompt payment discount
  • Property
  • Rates
  • Reclaiming
  • Records
  • Registration
  • Returned goods
  • Returns
  • Schemes
  • Staff clothes/equipment
  • Standard rate
  • Stock value
  • Surcharge
  • TOGC
  • Tribunal
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Zero-rated

Wages/salaries

  • Benefits
  • Bonuses
  • Directors
  • National Insurance
  • National minimum wage
  • PAYE
  • Pay in lieu of notice
  • Payroll
  • Remuneration packages
  • Sacrifice schemes
  • Sick pay
  • Spouses
  • Tax codes

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In the most recent issue you'll find advice on...


Year 5 - issue 7 - 29.11.2018

ENTREPRENEURS’ RELIEF

Budget change = ER trap

If your clients are contemplating selling shares, the 2018 Budget contained announcements that mean you may need to review their eligibility for entrepreneurs’ relief as a matter of urgency. What’s the story?

INHERITANCE TAX

Help clients avoid being caught out by the deeming rules

The deemed domicile rules for inheritance tax were tightened from April 2017, making it easier for your clients to be caught in the death tax net. How has a common misinterpretation of the rule potentially caught clients out?

CORPORATION TAX

Shorten accounting period to avoid s.455 charge

One of our subscribers has a client who has borrowed money from their company to help with a home move, but they are now struggling to repay it. Can they do anything to postpone the cutoff for the s.455 tax charge?

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

Should you warn clients off real-time CGT reporting?

Real-time capital gains tax reporting has been around since 2017, but is little known. It appears to offer a way of reporting gains without needing self-assessment, but why might you advise clients to avoid it?

PRIVATE RESIDENCE RELIEF

PRR and lettings relief - act now to preserve it

A number of recent cases have put private residence relief back in the spotlight. Additionally, the 2018 Budget contained some unwelcome news for potential sellers. What are the changes announced, and why is it worth reflecting on the relief for clients now?

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

R&D relief for SMEs that have received grant funding

One of your clients has asked you to help them claim research and development expenditure. On examining the records you discover that the client has received “notified” state aid funding in respect of some of its projects. Will they miss out?

VAT

Save VAT on professional services

Most professional services are standard-rated supplies, and can therefore cause problems if your clients are unable to reclaim VAT and need some specialist work done. How might you help to save them the VAT cost and avoid problems with HMRC?

EXTRA STATUTORY CONCESSIONS

PRR cliff-edge

NATIONAL INSURANCE

Budget giveaway has a hidden sting

IN THIS ISSUE - VAT REGISTRATION

Practical VAT registration tips and advice

With the VAT registration threshold frozen until at least 2022, it is likely that more of your clients will be edging toward it over the coming years. What can you help them with and is it possible to avoid registration at all? What do you need to look out for if they choose to deregister later on?

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