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[22.01.2020]

Ways that HMRC can collect overdue tax

If you are unable to pay your tax bill or need time to pay then it is in your best interests to contact HMRC as soon as possible. For example, you can apply to HMRC to make a payment plan and seek to agree a way forward. This can be done through the

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[22.01.2020]

When is a Will revoked?

We have previously covered the importance of making a Will and ensuring that assets are divided amongst beneficiaries in the way best suited to personal circumstances. One of the most important reasons for doing so is to ensure that individuals do

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[08.01.2020]

Getting clients ready for Brexit

HMRC has published a useful list to help businesses be prepared to import goods from the EU to the UK as we count down to the 31 January 2020 Brexit date. We are then likely to see a fixed transition period until 31 December 2020 by the end of which

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[20.12.2019]

What is reasonable care

The inaccuracy penalty system is intended to make penalties simpler to understand and more consistent across many taxes. HMRC has the power to significantly reduce the amount of penalties due. The largest reductions are for unprompted disclosures (as

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[04.12.2019]

Income excluded from property business

HMRC publishes a list of income streams that are excluded from a UK property businesses' taxable income. The list includes fishing concerns, hotels and guest houses, tied premises, caravan sites, lodgers and tenants in your own home, extra

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[29.10.2019]

Using the cash basis for property businesses

The cash basis scheme helps sole traders and other unincorporated businesses benefit from a simpler way of managing their financial affairs. The scheme was extended to landlords from April 2017. The scheme is not open to limited companies and limited

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[25.09.2019]

To-do list if selling your business

If you are selling your business, there are some important actions you must take in order to properly finalise your affairs. We have summarised below some of the main steps you need to take if closing your business. Please note that this is not an

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[25.09.2019]

Setting off trading losses against other income

Where an individual makes a loss in a trade or incurs a loss as a partner in a partnership trade, the tax rules allow the loss to be set against general income. Certain trade losses may be offset against general income. It may also be possible to

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[18.09.2019]

Income excluded from a UK property business

HMRC publishes a list of income streams that are excluded from a UK property business. The list includes fishing concerns, hotels and guest houses, tied premises, caravan sites, lodgers and tenants in your own home, extra services to tenants and

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[04.09.2019]

Trading income priority rules

There is specific tax legislation that seeks to determine which charge takes priority where two different charges could potentially apply to the same income. These rules are known as the 'priority rules'.

HMRC manuals state that for Income

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