Tax planning

Tax / Self assessment: what expenses can you claim when self-employed?

It is important to distinguish between business and personal expenses when completing annual self assessment tax returns. David Redfern, managing director of DSR Tax Claims, explains the categories of business expenses self-employed workers can use to offset tax liabilities

Tax / Self assessment deadline looms

Around five million taxpayers are yet to file their tax returns before the 31 January deadline

Tax / Maturing child trust funds will retain tax free status

Holders of child trust fund accounts will be able to transfer their funds tax free when they start maturing in September, marking the scheme reaching 18 years

Tax / Non-doms invest record £1bn using tax break

Non-domiciled individuals are putting record amounts into a government tax break designed to encourage investment in UK businesses

Tax / Q&A: directors’ loans and tax liability

In our regular Q&A series from Croner Taxwise, Alexander McCarthy explores how to minimise interest on a benefit loan charge

Tax / Nunn: Budget wishlist in time of uncertainty

The UK now has a political party with a working majority which should give the Brexit process the backing it needs, but Yvette Nunn CTA ATT MAAT, director of Berkeley Associates is sceptical that this will end tax uncertainty for business

Tax / Sussex split creates Royal tax headache

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s shock decision to break with tradition, spend more time abroad and seek to pursue separate financial arrangements from other senior members of the Royal family looks set to raise a number of complex trans-Atlantic tax issues

Tax / Government launches limited review of IR35 rule changes

The government has launched a four-week review of the changes to IR35 off-payroll working rules scheduled to come into force in April, in the light of mounting criticism about the way they will operate 

Tax / Tax changes to look out for in Budget 2020

Stephen Relf CTA FCA, lead tax writer at Croner-i, casts his expert eye over likely changes to the rules, rates and allowances for taxes for the March Budget

Tax / Budget set for 11 March

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has announced that the first post-Brexit Budget will take place on Wednesday 11 March 2020, and will focus on ‘delivering world-class public services and leveling up the whole country’

Tax / Q&A: annual investment allowance (AIA)

In our regular Q&A series from Croner Taxwise, Vivienne Cheung examines how to calculate the amount of annual investment allowance (AIA) a company can claim, under the £1m cap

Tax / Google to repatriate intellectual property tax status to US

Google owner Alphabet has signalled it intends to amend its international tax strategy, in line with the OECD’s proposals to require that profits are taxed in the locations where they are created

Tax / 5.4m yet to submit tax returns

The clock is ticking on 5.4m taxpayers who have less than a month to complete their self assessment tax returns by 31 January, with risks of tough penalties for anyone who has breached the high income child benefit charge (HICBC) £50k limit

Tax / Tax rules on company mobile phones clarified

HMRC has issued guidance on the tax rules for company mobile phones for employers

Tax / Q&A: EMI and ER

In our regular Q&A series from Croner Taxwise, tax adviser, Amaira Badat explores the Enterprise Management Incentive scheme and Entrepreneurs Relief
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