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Salary v Dividend For 2019/20
A popular profits extraction strategy for personal and family companies is to extract a small salary, taking further profits as dividends. Where this strategy is pursued for 2019/20, what level should...
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Tax-Free Christmas Parties
Tax-free Christmas parties Although the tax legislation contains an exemption to prevent employees from suffering a benefit-in-kind tax charge on the staff Christmas party, the exemption is limited in...
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Taxation Of Savings – What Can You Have Tax-Free?
There is no one answer to the amount of savings income and, for 2017/18, the answer can range from £0 to £18,650, depending on personal circumstance. When looking at tax-free savings, there are a numb...
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Tax-Free Rental Income of £8,500
By making the most of the rent-a-room relief and the £1,000 property income allowances, it is possible to receive tax-free rental income in 2018/19 of £8,500 (while utilising your personal allowance e...
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SDLT – How Much Will You Pay?
Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) was the headline-grabbing measure in the Autumn Budget on 22 November 2017, with the announcement that first-time buyers will no longer have to pay SDLT on the first £300,00...
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Christmas Cheer
Moderation in all things is the taxman’s motto when it comes to tax-free Christmas parties. The tax legislation allows employees and their guests to enjoy a Christmas party or similar annual function ...
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No Minimum Period of Occupation Needed for Main Residen...
Main residence relief (private residence relief) protects homeowners from any gains arising on their only or main home. However, there are conditions to be met for the relief to be available. One of t...
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Marriage Allowance
Recent press reports suggested that up to two million couples may be missing out on a valuable tax break – the marriage allowance. The marriage allowance was introduced from 6 April 2015 and allows ce...
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Employment Allowance – Can You Benefit?
The National Insurance employment allowance can reduce an employer’s National Insurance bill by up to £3,000 – but not all businesses can benefit. Nature of the allowance Where available, the allowanc...
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Company Cars In 2017/18
Company cars are a popular benefit and are often something of a status symbol. But, they have also been an easy target for the taxman. Where a company car is available for private use, the employee is...
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