Tax voice - January 2019

Welcome to January's edition of tax voice, a monthly round-up of the most important tax news.

Inheritance tax in the spotlight

19 January 2019

Earlier this year, the Chancellor of the Exchequer wrote to the Office of Tax Simplification and asked it to undertake a review of inheritance tax (IHT), involving advisers and the general public; from its administration through to estate planning and the use of IHT reliefs and allowances.

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Tax return deadline

19 January 2019

The tax return deadline is almost here. Here are some top tips to think about when filling in the form.

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Avoiding the Christmas (reporting) hangover

19 January 2019

Expenses over the Christmas period can often include a variety of entertaining for customers and staff alike and other gifts; now the invoices and expenses for the period start landing with finance teams it is the ideal time to identify and report any taxable items.

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New allowances for structures and buildings and proposed new capital loss utilisation rules

19 January 2019

The recent Budget introduced some significant proposals in relation to the treatment of structures and buildings for tax purposes , with the introduction of a new capital allowances regime – the structures and buildings allowance.

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