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Accounts

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Agriculture

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Benefits

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Brexit

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Business status

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Capital allowances

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  • Environmentally beneficial
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  • Fixtures and fittings
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Capital gains tax

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  • Antiques
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  • Case law
  • Distribution on winding up
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  • Roll-over relief
  • Shares
  • Social investment tax relief
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  • Tax breaks
  • Valuation
  • Wine
  • Year-end planning

Cars

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  • Private use
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  • Vans
  • VAT

Children

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  • 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

Cryptoassets

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  • Corporation tax
  • Income tax
  • Inheritance tax

Dividends

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

Domicile

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Employees

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  • Casual
  • Children
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  • Directors
  • Disabled
  • Dividends
  • Employment status
  • Expenses
  • Foreign
  • Freelancers
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  • 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

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  • Interest
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  • Penalties
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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
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  • Budget
  • Clearances
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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

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  • 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
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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
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  • Class 3
  • Earnings periods
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  • Employee status
  • Employment allowance
  • Enforcement
  • Errors
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  • Overpayments
  • Rates
  • Rebate
  • Rental income
  • Self-employment
  • Six-year rule
  • Voluntary payments

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  • Expenses
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  • Making Tax Digital
  • National Insurance
  • News
  • Pensions
  • Property
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  • Sole traders and partnerships
  • Stamp taxes
  • Status
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Offshore

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  • Companies
  • Homes abroad
  • Income tax
  • Investments

Partnerships

  • Limited liability
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PAYE

  • Construction industry scheme
  • Employees' obligations to pay
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  • Payroll software
  • RTI
  • Taxable earnings
  • Underpayment of tax

Payments

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  • Payment options
  • Repayments
  • Tax summaries

Penalties

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  • CIS scheme
  • Interest
  • RTI
  • Self employed

Pensions

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

Practice admin

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Profit extraction

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  • 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

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

Self assessment

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  • 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

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  • Working tax credits

Tax liability

  • Determination
  • Special relief

Trusts and estates

  • Self assessment

Vans

  • VAT

VAT

  • Allowances
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  • 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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Year 5 - issue 9 - 0931.01.2019

ENTREPRENEURS’ RELIEF

Alphabet shares - ER problem solved?

Alphabet shares can be used to pay varying dividend rates to different shareholders. The updated test introduced in the 2018 Budget appeared to threaten entrepreneurs’ relief for these. What’s the latest?

STAMP DUTY

How to beat a stamp duty trap on share exchanges

One of your clients is looking for investment and wants to put a new holding company in place via a share exchange to facilitate this. Will stamp duty apply and, if so, is there a more efficient structure?

HMRC ASSESSMENTS

Tribunal confirms potential get-out for discovery assessments

An Upper Tribunal decision has allowed a taxpayer to avoid paying a tax assessment of over £400,000 due to the way HMRC handled his case. What did HMRC do wrong, and how might the decision affect your clients?

EMPLOYEE EXPENSES

Are clients making the most of mileage rates?

Your clients probably know that they can pay the HMRC approved mileage rates for employees. But how can they implement an eco-friendly policy whilst saving themselves and their employees money?

REMITTANCE BASIS

Time running out to cleanse offshore mixed funds

One of your non-domiciled clients has been avoiding bringing money to the UK because they inadvertently created a mixed fund years ago. How could a time-limit opportunity help, and why might it be worth taking advantage even if making remittances is unlikely?

CRYPTOASSETS

How do you report profits from trading in cryptoassets?

In December 2018 HMRC published some much-anticipated guidance on the tax treatment of cryptoassets. What are the key points you need to understand, and how does the guidance lead to an unexpected trap for your clients?

VAT

Ensuring effective VAT recovery

Your clients’ input tax claims must be incurred on a business expense linked with a taxable activity to be valid. HMRC has been known to challenge that such a link exists, so what strategies can you use to defend a client’s position?

DEVOLVED TAXES

Scottish rates bands for 2019/20 tweaked

TRUSTS AND ESTATES

HMRC seeking agents to improve service

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