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All change for CGT?

18 September 2020

In July, the Chancellor wrote to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) asking it to, ‘to undertake a review of capital gains tax (CGT) and aspects of the taxation of chargeable gains in relation to individuals and smaller businesses.’ In response, the OTS has been gathering evidence, asking for detailed comments to be submitted by 12 October 2020.

Bridging the gap

13 August 2020

As the UK’s estimate for underpaid and evaded tax by wealthy individuals has risen for the second year in a row according to HMRC, we share our views on the total tax gap shortfall.

How tax returns can reduce your bills

18 July 2020

Preparing a tax return is an unfortunate fact of life that many of us put off for as long as possible. This year, however, filing a self-assessment return early could generate some important cashflow advantages.

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.

Disposals of homes delayed by coronavirus may mean tax and SDLT relief is lost
Adrian Benosiglio

17 June 2020

Has your house purchase stalled because of the coronavirus pandemic? There are two reliefs available to buyers of new homes, which could result in significant savings.

Making lemonade: How to take advantage of weak markets

19 May 2020

The sharp drop in asset values caused by the coronavirus crisis may represent an opportunity to reorganise your wealth in a way that could benefit you and your families significantly in the long term.

Should you defer July payments on account?

28 April 2020

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

Loan charge review - what should you do now?

26 February 2020

The loan charge is an anti-avoidance measure to counter ‘disguised remuneration’ schemes where individuals were paid in the form of loans, replacing all or part of their salary.

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?

Unreasonable excuses for late filings?

24 January 2020

The 31 January tax return deadline is coming soon. If you are due to complete a return, please bear in mind that a late return can produce painful results – regardless of the outlandish excuses provided to HMRC.

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