Enveloped Dwellings – have you reviewed your ATED valuations?

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The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) regime is 5 years old this April, but not many people will be wishing it Happy Birthday. As a reminder, this iniquitous tax (all views my own!) applies […]

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New Stamp Duty in Wales from 1 April 2018

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Wales’ next steps to raising its own taxation takes place on 1 April 2018 when Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is replaced by a Welsh Land Transaction Tax (LTT). Landfill Tax is also being replaced […]

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Sage 50 Accounts – upgrade to file online tax forms

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Sage 50 Accounts users who are using old versions of the software will need to upgrade to carry on submitting reports to the tax office. Bishop Fleming’s Mark Smith explains what you need to do. […]

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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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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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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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Developers – structuring developments post Finance Act 2016

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Developers need to be aware of recent property tax changes when looking to structure their projects. Paul Morris takes a look at what developers can do. Liquidations Changes to the tax rules on liquidations in […]

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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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Business rates set to fall next year

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The next business rates revaluation of all properties is due to take effect from 1 April 2017. The South West is set to benefit from rate reductions of 14% for the retail sector, 10% for […]

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Companies To Be Hit By Extra Property Tax

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Huge tax rises are set to hit property companies next year. Recent tax changes combined with rising property values will allow the government to grab more tax from companies that have interests in houses and […]

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