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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.

Will Chinese capital continue?

15 January 2018

The EU referendum has created a favourable landscape for overseas investment. While volatility acts as a break on domestic spending, the weak pound creates a big incentive for international investors. In the first three quarters of 2017, Chinese investors spent £6.4bn on UK property: up from £2bn in the same period in 2015.

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.

All change for commercial property?

15 December 2017

The Treasury has issued a consultation paper introducing proposals for new tax charges for UK commercial property held through international structures. The proposals could have a significant financial impact on UK investment decisions, and could conceivably put a break on property development across the country.

Property sector not forgotten in Budget

22 November 2017

Mixed bag for individuals and businesses who will be impacted by chancellor’s Budget property announcement.

Individuals affected by property changes

22 November 2017

Some individuals may benefit from some of the changes to residential property taxation, whilst others will pay higher ATED charges.

Are SDLT charges hitting the wrong target?

19 September 2017

The intention of introducing a 3 per cent increased stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rate was to ‘try and redress the balance between those who are struggling to buy their first property and those who are able to invest in additional properties’.

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.

Action needed by trusts to comply with beneficial owner register requirements

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.

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.

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