Where a property is located in a holiday region, a consideration will be whether to let it as a furnished holiday let or on a longer-term basis. As well as differing rental income, there are tax differences to consider too. Furnished holiday lets From a tax perspective, special rules apply to furnished holiday lets, which…
Do you earn over £100k? Read our latest blog to see if you can keep your entitlement to the personal allowance
Abatement of the personal allowance Not all taxpayers are able to benefit from the personal allowance – once income exceeds £100,000 the allowance is gradually reduced until it is eliminated in full. However, there are steps which can be taken to reduce income and preserve entitlement to the personal allowance. The personal allowance is set…
Whether you are employed or self-employed here are 7 last-minute tax planning tips that may save you money As the end of the 2018/19 tax year approaches, it is worthwhile taking time for some last-minute tax planning. Here are some simple tips that may save you money. Preserve your personal allowance: the personal allowance is…
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 be the salary be set at to ensure the strategy remain tax efficient? Salary As well as being tax effective, taking a small salary…
Why it’s important to keep proper records as a director HMRC commonly find errors in relation to directors’ loan accounts when making routine reviews of company tax returns. Here we look at the importance of maintaining proper records of cash and non-cash transactions between the company and the directors. Directors’ personal expenses A statutory rule…
The question of whether tips and gratuities are taxable and subject to National Insurance Contributions (NICs) often results in a lively debate. Broadly, their treatment will depend on how they are paid to the recipient. Cash tips handed to an employee, or say, left on the table at a restaurant and retained by the employee,…
In a personal or family company, the lines between the directors as individuals and the company are often blurred – the director may lend money to the company when cashflow is tight and the company may lend money to the director or pay personal bills on the director’s behalf. Transactions between the director and the…
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PRE-TRADING EXPENSES: Certain pre-trading expenses can be deducted from your first year’s trading. For it to be allowable it must have been paid ‘wholly and exclusively for the purposes of the trade’.
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