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Farewell dividend allowance 

08 March 2017

Not quite goodbye to the dividend allowance but is it the beginning of the end?

Penalty alert for non-residents selling UK homes

21 February 2017

April 2015 saw the introduction of CGT for non-residents owning UK residential property. Not only are non UK residents now liable to UK CGT on the sale of UK residential property, they also have an obligation to file an online return with HMRC within 30 days of the property being sold. Failure to do so can mean penalties rack up on a daily basis.

Year end tax planning (but not the usual stuff)

21 February 2017

With the end of another tax year fast approaching many will be considering whether any action should be taken before 5 April to mitigate their tax liabilities for the year. Whilst we should not forget the usual year end planning points, such as using ISA allowances, the 2016/17 tax year has a number of new complexities that should not be overlooked.

Unlock pension pot to seek advice

15 February 2017

The pension landscape is constantly changing and navigating the best option to support retirement plans can be tricky, but will the new scheme from the Government help individuals seek the advice they need?

A simpler property tax
Adrian Benosiglio

08 February 2017

Following consultation last year, the government have published revised proposals for taxing unincorporated property businesses on a cash basis.

Urgent non-dom changes from 5 April 2017
Karen Clark

Non-doms, from 5 April 2017, who are residents in the UK for 15 out of the last 20 years, will no longer be able to access the remittance basis of taxation.

Have you thought about inheritance tax?
Joan Foster

To help you to maximise the inheritance you leave it’s important to review what inheritance tax (IHT) could be payable, identify any exemptions and reliefs, and – crucially – plan ahead.

Last chance to donate to charity - and reduce your tax bill at the same time
Karen Clark

13 January 2017

If you haven’t yet submitted your tax return for 2015/16 it may not be too late to use a charitable gift to reduce your tax bill.

Update - inheritance tax on UK residential property

06 January 2017

On 19 August 2016 the government issued a new consultation. On 5 December 2016, its summary of the responses to the consultation was published, alongside the draft Finance Bill 2017, which provides more clarity on certain aspects of the proposals.

Protecting the innocent (taxpayer)

05 January 2017

Wealthier taxpayers are the subject of increasing scrutiny by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the belief that more tax can be collected by looking more carefully at their affairs.

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