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Budget 2020: Pensions tax overview
Jackie Hall

11 March 2020

The big news from a pensions perspective in the 2020 Budget announcement was the increase in the income thresholds above which the tapered annual allowance applies for high earners wishing to make pension contributions.

Loan charge review – what should you do now?
Jackie Hall

07 January 2020

Just before Christmas, HMRC announced a package of relaxations and other changes to the loan charge. This came as a welcome gift to people worried about the tax bills they face. Our eager experts have ripped off the wrapping paper to work out what the changes mean and how they will work in practice.

Are you sleepwalking into a tax charge on your pension pot?
Jackie Hall

28 August 2018

Exceeding your Pension Lifetime Allowance can be very costly, and for many it comes as a nasty surprise; but more and more people are facing a significant tax charge. Could complicated pension rules be tripping up individuals?

Funding care – will the proposed Care ISA solve the crisis?
Jackie Hall

23 August 2018

Our social care system is in crisis and the solution it desperately needs is long overdue. But is an Inheritance Tax (IHT) exempt ISA the answer?

Surprise extension to the childcare voucher scheme
Jackie Hall

25 April 2018

In a surprise move, the Government has announced an extension of the existing childcare voucher (CCV) scheme, which will now remain open to new entrants until October 2018. The Government rolled out its new Tax-Free Childcare scheme earlier this year, but it is thought that concerns over the operation of the new scheme may be behind the extension.

Tax efficient investments
Karen Clark

01 March 2018

Generous tax reliefs are available through the use of individual savings accounts and through investment in private companies.

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.

Business Property Relief – it’s a business matter
Jackie Hall

25 August 2017

A recent tribunal case which considered the availability of Business Property Relief (BPR) on a livery business, could have much wider implications for landholders. The case of The Estate of Maureen W. Vigne v. HMRC is one of many involving arguments for or against the availability of BPR.

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

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.

Action needed by trusts to comply with beneficial owner register requirements
Karen Clark

04 July 2017

Action is needed by trusts to comply with a new requirement for a beneficial ownership register for trusts operated by HMRC. New trusts within the scope will need to register by 5 October 2017 and information on existing trusts must be provided by 31 January 2018.

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