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Partnerships and partners during coronavirus

20 June 2020

Partnerships and LLPs should consider the particular tax saving and cash flow benefits available to them during the coronavirus pandemic to protect and manage their businesses.

Should you defer July payments on account?

28 April 2020

To pay or not to pay – that is the question!

2019/20 year-end tax planning considerations

26 February 2020

Taking simple and effective actions now could result in significant reductions to your 2019/20 and future personal tax liabilities. The next Budget is on 11 March 2020; although the Conservative manifesto ruled out increases to income tax, VAT or national insurance, could tax increases be made in disguise?

Are you a South African working in the United Kingdom?
Mark Waddilove

31 July 2019

There are new ‘expat tax’ rules which are due to come into force in South Africa next year which could result in South Africans , that are working outside of South Africa, but intending to return home, being exposed to tax in South Africa.

Act now if you want to pay your tax by credit card RSM warns
Karen Clark

04 January 2018

RSM is advising taxpayers wishing to pay their tax by credit card to act now before HMRC stops accepting personal credit card payments.

Charity tax relief stats shed light on UK population's charitable giving

04 July 2017

The latest charitable tax relief statistics have been released by HMRC, and a few interesting facts emerge about the UK population’s charitable giving.

Changes in inheritance tax laws encourage charitable giving

31 May 2017

Back in the March 2011 Budget, the Chancellor announced a cut in the rate of inheritance tax (IHT) for those leaving at least 10 per cent of their estate to a charity. Since then, statistics show there has been a sharp increase in the amount of charitable donations left in wills with an accompanying rise in the tax relief granted, suggesting that the policy is working as intended. Sadly though, there also seems to have been an increase in family members challenging wills where the family feel they have been disadvantaged as a result of the charitable bequests.

Individual taxation and fairness

18 April 2017

As we know, the Chancellor was forced into an embarrassing U-turn only a week later on the basis that the 2015 Conservative Party election manifesto had promised no increase in NIC (or VAT or income tax) rates: it is perhaps strange that no advisers pointed this out to Mr Hammond before he made his Budget speech.

Are you ready for the tax year end?

17 March 2017

As the end of the tax year approaches, what claims and elections should you consider?

Do inheritance tax changes mean I should change my will?

14 March 2017

Some changes in inheritance tax law can affect your will. On 6 April 2017 the first tranche of the Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB) of £100,000 will be introduced, with further increases up to a maximum of £175,000 by 6 April 2020. The conditions to qualify for the RNRB are such that careful Will drafting is required.

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