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The Challenges of VAT
The Challenges of VAT

We are very conscious that you received a double dose of you-know-what last week, with our tax-filled monthly newsletter arriving on top of Tax Tuesday. So, today, here is some light relief (still from the fiscal world), an item which you might find entertaining and...

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Tax Efficient Benefits
Tax Efficient Benefits

Last week, KPMG, one of our main competitors (!!), decided to take back mobile phones previously issued to a large number of administrative staff (as part of a cost-cutting drive they have going on there at the moment). Those mobiles were not only very useful to their...

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Government Tax Changes?
Government Tax Changes?

There are three particular “plans” for tax changes which the government allegedly has in mind, at this most unusual time in UK politics and economics. These are: the suggestion that the basic rate band threshold might be increased, from its current level of £50,000,...

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Enterprise Management Incentives
Enterprise Management Incentives

We love EMI and we recommend that it is added to the armoury of all our client companies where we can see that it might be powerful in recruiting, retaining and motivating key personnel. Now is a perfect opportunity to explain why. The Enterprise Management Incentives...

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Reform of IR35
Reform of IR35

Contractors operating through your own Personal Service Companies (PSC’s), and all “non-small” corporate Customers who engage such PSC’s, please all take heed. “IR35” is the name given to the longstanding tax law which seeks to identify where apparently...

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Buy-to-let properties and CGT
Buy-to-let properties and CGT

CGT on the disposal of buy-to-let residential properties is not always easy to mitigate, but there are things which can be done. Firstly, note that the headline rate of tax on gains arising from disposals of buy-to-let property is 28% (or 18% to the extent that your...

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