03 - July 2019
Here’s how to reduce business and household costs by using simplified expenses
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Simplified expenses for smaller businesses Certain unincorporated small businesses may choose to use the ‘cash basis’ when calculating taxable income, under which participants are taxed on the basis of the cash that passes through their books, rather than being asked to undertake complex and time-consuming calculations designed for big businesses. Whilst easing the administrative burdens […]
01 - July 2019
Don’t lose out on tax reliefs for start-ups
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Just starting out As long as HMRC can be satisfied that a business is being run on a commercial basis with a view to making a profit, they will usually allow taxpayers to claim tax relief for a trading loss in one tax year against other taxable income (for example PAYE income or a pension) […]
26 - June 2019
Do you own a holiday cottage? You could get favourable tax treatment.
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Furnished holiday lettings – is it worth qualifying? When it comes to taxing rental income, not all properties are equal. Different rules apply to properties which meet the definition of ‘furnished holiday lettings’ (FHLs). While the rules now are not as generous as they once were, they still offer a number of tax advantages over […]
22 - June 2019
Make sure you take into account stamp duty if you’re looking to buy a commercial property.
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Stamp duty land tax on non-residential properties Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is payable in England and Northern Ireland on the purchase of property over a certain price. It applies equally to residential and non-residential properties, although the rates are different. Stamp duty land tax is devolved with land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) applying […]
19 - June 2019
Do you have a company that owns a residential property? This might apply to you
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Annual tax on enveloped dwellings The annual tax on enveloped dwellings (ATED) is a tax that applies, in the main, to companies owning residential property which is valued at more than £500,000. The tax only applies on properties that are classed as ‘dwellings’. This is a property where all or part of it is used […]