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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
  • Gifts
  • 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 4 - 30.08.2019

EMPLOYMENT ALLOWANCE

How to dodge the restriction

The 2018 Budget announced that the employment allowance would be restricted. The draft legislation is now available, so which clients will be affected and what could they do to avoid losing out?

GROWTH SHARES

A handy alternative to share option plans

Your client wants to retain and incentivise a key member of staff. You have discussed the enterprise management incentive, but the company’s trade is excluded under the legislation. What alternative can offer the same benefits?

CAPITAL ALLOWANCES

Capital equipment: should it be bought personally?

Your client is the sole director and shareholder of a trading company. The company needs some new equipment to increase its output. The director thinks she should buy this personally as the capital allowances will then be relieved at 40%. Is she right?

PRIVATE RESIDENCE RELIEF

Use a tax return to reduce a private residence relief risk

A client has recently sold her main residence and believes the gain should be exempt due to private residence relief. Why can things get complicated, and might disclosing the full details on a return be a good idea?

DISGUISED REMUNERATION

Are your clients subject to the loan charge for 2018/19?

If your clients used a disguised remuneration scheme in the past, they could now find themselves on the end of a large bill for tax and NI, payable by 31 January 2020. What can they do to cushion the blow, and is there any legitimate way of reducing the charge?

DIRECTORS’ REMUNERATION

New company: can the directors be paid before trading?

You have a new company as a client. It hasn’t started to trade yet, but the directors want to start taking a salary to ensure tax efficiency for the year. Is this permissible and tax deductible for the company?

CORPORATION TAX

Is a gift made to a company taxable?

A client has a customer who is particularly impressed with the service they received. They have made a gift of several cases of expensive champagne. This was sent to the company but intended for the directors and staff. What’s the tax position?

VAT

Rent payments: are your clients paying too much VAT?

Renting a commercial property is a common arrangement, but will often involve more than just payment of rent. What risk areas can you monitor to ensure tenants aren’t being charged too much?

VAT

Is bad debt relief due on employee theft?

TAX PAYMENTS

Clients may pay more in January 2020

IN THIS ISSUE - PLANNING WITH CAPITAL REDUCTIONS

Tax planning with capital reductions

The Companies Act 2006 made reductions of share capital more accessible for private companies, requiring only a special resolution. What circumstances might make these especially attractive to your clients, and what procedures need to be followed to avoid problems?

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