Tax planning – it’s the final countdown to 5 April 2018

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With 5 April 2018 fast approaching, time is running out for tax planning in the current tax year. Our guide can help. With the clock counting down, now is the time to check if you […]

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Business rates staircase tax scrapped

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The business rates staircase tax, which unfairly affects up to a thousand businesses, is being scrapped. Draft legislation has been published to ensure that the tax is abolished with retrospective effect. The step was first announced in […]

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Income tax and stamp duty changes for Wales

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Stamp Duty Land Tax will be replaced by a Land Transaction Tax in 2018, and a new income tax will be introduced in 2019 as part of important tax changes coming to the country of Wales. […]

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Budget can help free up rental properties for sale

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Top 30 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming, says residential landlords who want to downsize their property portfolios because of the government’s recent tax changes, should be helped by the Chancellor to do so as part of […]

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CASC VAT dilemma – it’s just not cricket

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Community Amateur Sports Clubs (‘CASCs’) need to be very careful with VAT when undertaking building projects, as a recent case of a cricket club building a new pavilion clearly shows. Eynsham Cricket Club was a […]

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Recharging disbursements – should VAT be charged?

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A recent VAT tribunal case on disbursements explored the VAT treatment of search fees paid for by solicitors, and found that VAT should be charged when the cost is passed on to the client. Brabners […]

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Tax danger, landlords are running out of time

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Top 40 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming, says residential landlords need to act in response to onerous tax hikes being inflicted on them. The firm, which delivers accounting, tax, corporate, restructuring and advisory services to businesses […]

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Spring Budget funds Brexit war chest

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Philip Hammond’s first (and last) Spring Budget was overshadowed by the imminent triggering of Article 50 and big questions over the UK’s global economic future outside the EU. “The Chancellor likes detail, and that’s where the devil […]

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ATED – time to revalue your company’s residential dwellings

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If your company or partnership owns a residential dwelling, you may be affected by ATED. In which case, you need to update the value of your property to avoid potential penalties. For the last 4 […]

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New SDLT and ATED reliefs for companies

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When the 15% flat rate charge to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was brought in for companies buying higher value residential properties, it was accompanied by a number of reliefs, the intention being that the […]

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