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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

Brexit

  • Brexit

Business status

  • Incorporation

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
  • Distribution on winding up
  • 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

Cryptoassets

  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Corporation tax
  • Income tax
  • Inheritance tax

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
  • Welsh rate of income tax

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

  • Capital allowances
  • Capital gains tax
  • Cars, vans and fuel
  • Corporation tax
  • Expenses
  • HMRC enforcement
  • Income tax
  • Inheritance tax
  • Making Tax Digital
  • 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
  • Letting's relief
  • Lettings relief
  • 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

  • Agents
  • Allowances
  • Appeal
  • Assessments
  • Bad debt
  • Barter trade
  • Benefits-in-kind
  • Capital goods scheme
  • Case law
  • Cash accounting
  • 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 6 - issue 3 - 27.06.2019

MAKING TAX DIGITAL

Relaxation of rules to help clients

The VAT Notice for Making Tax Digital (MTD) has been updated with some important information. How will the additions make things more straightforward for your clients?

OVERSEAS PROPERTY

Do UK tax reliefs extend to overseas property?

One of your clients is letting their former overseas home. This is shortly becoming vacant, and they are considering whether to continue letting or to sell. What reliefs apply to foreign property and why might a decision need to be made quickly?

CLOSING A COMPANY

Tax-saving strategies for winding up a company

Your client is a two director and shareholder company. The shareholders have decided to retire and realise the value in the company in the very near future. What advice can you give them to help maximise tax efficiency?

BENEFITS IN KIND

Shares in overseas company: are benefits taxable?

Shareholders can be taxed on non-cash benefits as if they were a dividend. However, what is the position if the company is located outside the UK and what other issues do you need to advise a shareholder client about?

TRUSTS

How to avoid drowning in trust tax pools

At first sight, the taxation of discretionary trusts seems pretty straightforward. But there are a number of pitfalls to watch out for including tax pool shortfalls. What should you be looking out for to ensure this doesn’t arise?

MAKING TAX DIGITAL

What are the latest hiccups with MTDfV?

Despite criticism about systems not being ready, HMRC introduced compulsory reporting under Making Tax Digital (MTD) in April 2019. Unsurprisingly, there have been a number of teething problems. What are they, and how can you best stay informed about them?

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

Latest NMW compliance issues

The national minimum wage (NMW) and national living wage (NLW) increased on 1 April 2019. Your clients have been careful to ensure that workers are paid at least the new relevant amount. But how could they be at risk of breaking the rules despite the uplift in pay?

VAT

Three party deals: who is the agent and who is the principal?

Where there are three parties to a deal it is important to establish who is the agent and who is the principal, as the VAT treatment is different in each case. What checks can you make to ensure your clients don’t get things wrong?

WELSH INCOME TAX

Ensure the right country code is used

PENALTIES

HMRC errors mean appeal was successful

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