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Could the UK really change its tax year?
Andrew Robins

24 July 2021

It is safe to say the fact that the UK income tax year ends on 5 April makes it unique internationally. It is also safe to say that this choice of year end creates all sorts of problems every year, and for this reason the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is looking at the possibility of changing the tax year end to something more closely aligned to other countries.

HMRC – the taxpayer’s friend?
Andrew Robins

21 June 2021

Following HMRC’s recent consultation document on ‘Helping taxpayers get offshore tax right’, we explore the potential help to be available for UK taxpayers who receive foreign income to get their tax right.

Consultation outlines new taxes for residential property developers
Adrian Benosiglio

21 June 2021

Residential property developers have been targeted with a new tax on their profits, aimed at bringing an end to unsafe cladding on residential developments in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. At a time when the Government is aiming to build more homes, will this reduce the number of investors in the sector?

Budget 2021: Real estate and construction
Adrian Benosiglio

03 March 2021

Highlights of key announcements in the Budget for the real estate and construction sector.

Making the best of things – how to claim relief for tax losses
Andrew Robins

18 February 2021

2020 has produced tax losses for many people: do you know how to use them?

Reduce your January tax payment
Andrew Robins

16 January 2021

This year, more than usual, settling the upcoming 31 January self-assessment tax payment may be a challenge. We discuss the various ways in which you can lighten the load for your next payment.

Let’s make the tax system better
Andrew Robins

16 January 2021

Following the recent report from the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG), we highlight many of the points raised that are applicable to everyone and in our view, a step in the right direction for the tax system.

Selling your home? Remember CGT
Andrew Robins

18 December 2020

Those looking to move to a new house may be subject to a taxable capital gain within 30 days. Our latest update reveals our tips on how you can report CGT on your home.

Airbnb to provide landlord details to HMRC
Andrew Robins

20 November 2020

Airbnb has recently announced in that it is providing data for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 tax years to HMRC, identifying people letting out property and their rental income receipts. This is likely to bring a number of renters to HMRC’s attention for the first time, which could create problems if their tax affairs are not up to date.

All change for CGT?
Andrew Robins

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.

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