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Blog18th Sep 2023
What Does Members Voluntary Liquidation mean?
It can be a daunting time for business owners closing down a solvent business. Owners are used to having full control and dealing with all business matters, therefore understandably, we are asked many questions before and during the process of…
By Claire SmithView more
Blog16th Sep 2023
Do you have a legal remuneration strategy?
Each year it is important for business owners to review the company remuneration strategy to determine the most tax-efficient way to withdraw money from the business. Unfortunately, a number of business owners view the contents of the business bank account…View more
Blog14th Sep 2023
What are Family Investment Companies?
In recent years, “Family Investment Companies” (FICs) have become more widely used in family tax planning exercises. However, they are not a new structure by any means – our oldest FIC client is over 100 years old! They are setup…View more
Blog12th Sep 2023
Are Inheritance Tax Rules Changing?
Could we soon see Inheritance Tax changes? It has been reported that the Government is considering scrapping Inheritance Tax (IHT) in advance of the upcoming general election. IHT is a controversial and generally unpopular tax, which has been labelled as…
By Jill WalkerView more
Blog5th Sep 2023
Cruising around the world – can it really reduce your tax bill?
The post-COVID world looks very different for many workers. Many are now choosing to work not just from home instead of the office, but in some cases, an entirely different country. Most are searching for a better work/life balance, escaping…
By Lynn GracieView more
Blog4th Sep 2023
Is salary sacrifice worth it for an electric car?
The 2022 Benefit in Kind Statistics annual report shows there has been a significant shift from diesel company cars which accounted for around 80% pre 2017, to 60% by 2019/2020 with a further decline to just 49% (355,000) in 2020/21. …View more
Blog28th Aug 2023
What is a Payment on Account?
Unlike the PAYE system, when you start working as a sole trader or have a new untaxed source of income (e.g. rental income, dividend income) you won’t pay tax as money comes in. Instead, your first tax bill is likely…View more
Blog22nd Aug 2023
What is a Foreign Partnership?
For United States (US) tax purposes, the Internal Revenue Code defines a ‘partnership’ as a syndicate, group, pool, joint venture, or other unincorporated organisation through, or by means of which, any business, financial operation, or venture is carried on, and…View more
Blog17th Aug 2023
VAT- A Guide For Sole Traders
When many people think of VAT, they think of the extra charge on clothes, petrol and everyday items. However, those that are self-employed and/or run a business, may be required to get involved with VAT more than they would otherwise…View more
Blog15th Aug 2023
Labour shortages in the manufacturing industry- is there a solution?
Soaring energy costs, inflation and interest rates continue to have a massive impact on business and the economy but recruitment and retention of staff remains the number one challenge for employers across all sectors. Certainly, competition for people and talent…View more
Blog11th Aug 2023
HMRC Targeting Airbnb Landlords
The way in which we’re able to generate multiple streams of income from property ownership has changed. With platforms such as Airbnb, Booking.com and Cool Stays, landlords are turning to short-term let properties as a source of income and seeing…View more
Blog9th Aug 2023
Alternative Dispute Resolution – Why it’s Good To Talk
Many importers have found that being in dispute with HMRC can be a costly business. Where margins are tight and room for manoeuvre limited, the unexpected tax bill can make a business venture uneconomic. Where there is a risk of…
By Jon HicksView more