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Let’s make the tax system better

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.

Reduce your January tax payment

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.

Selling your home? Remember CGT

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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