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Trapdoors for residential property ownership

04 April 2018

Not only is most residential property now fully within the charge to inheritance tax, without careful planning tax charges can arise more than once and on loans and guarantees connected with the property.

Overview of private client compass
Gary Heynes

01 March 2018

We are delighted to launch the latest edition of private client compass. In this year’s publication and videos we present a range of common scenarios for things like succession planning, property ownership, for people in business or for international aspects of private client.

Residential landlords action needed

16 February 2018

From 6 April 2017, income tax relief restrictions for loan finance costs apply to residential landlords which, as they are phased in, will put financial pressure on many.

Private client

22 November 2017

The Autumn Budget held no great suprises for individual taxpayers, with a focus on entrepreurial investment and tightening anti-avoidance. It is also welcome that the chancellor continues the commitment to raise personal allowances and the starting point for paying higher rate tax.

The impact of 2016 changes to the pension annual allowance

20 October 2017

From 6 April 2016, the amount that can be contributed into an approved pension scheme each year (ie the annual allowance) for tax relief purposes has been reduced from £40,000 to just £10,000 for individuals whose ‘threshold income’ exceeds £110,000 and ‘adjusted income’ is more than £210,000 per tax year.

RSM appoints legal private client partner
Carolyn Brown

11 October 2017

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Sophie St John as a private client partner in its client legal services practice.

RSM named a Platinum Employer Partner by STEP
Gary Heynes

21 September 2017

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has been named as a Platinum Employer Partner by the STEP in recognition of the training and professional development opportunities it offers to its staff.

'Dementia tax' raises questions around planning

23 May 2017

The Conservative proposal regarding how to fund social care costs in the future – dubbed the ‘dementia’ tax – raises many questions, but what about future tax planning? Will this be easy to navigate? Will it bring future complexity? Or will it be too difficult to implement

Buy-to-let landlords: think twice before rushing to use a company

19 April 2017

Tax changes introduced on 6 April 2017 have led some landlords to consider whether property should be held in a company rather than personally. Full interest relief should be available to most buy-to-let properties held in a company, so on the face of it, it seems a better tax position – but is it?

Up to £38,300 tax free – no questions asked

22 March 2017

If you add up all the many tax-free allowances for different types of profits, and organised your finances to use them all, you could enjoy as much as £38,300 of income and gains without paying any tax at all. Now that’s a valuable prompt ahead of the start of the new 2017/18 tax year.

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