Are you ready for the digital VAT changeover?

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With only ten months to go before VAT registered entities have to keep digital records and use computer software to file their VAT returns online, a leading adviser is warning business owners to not bury […]

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Tenants’ upfront letting fees to be abolished

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Upfront fees and high deposits charged to tenants by landlords and letting agents are to be abolished under government legislation that will receive its Second Reading in the House of Commons later this month. The Tenant Fees Bill will end letting […]

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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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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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