Yvette Nunn

Yvette Nunn

Yvette Nunn CTA is owner partner and director of Midlands-based advisory firm, Berkeley Associates, specialising in advising entrepreneurs on corporate tax strategies, R & D and remuneration planning. She sits on the councils of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), where she served as president from December 2012 until March 2014.

She represents the ATT on HMRC’s joint initiative steering group, and is joint chairman of the ATT’s technical committee and joint CIOT/ATT tax adviser sub-committee. She also represents the ATT on HMRC’s Making Tax Digital group.

Tax / Nunn: HMRC caves on copy and paste for MTD year one

HMRC’s decision to allow companies a soft landing without penalties for Making Tax Digital for VAT is welcome but there is still much confusion about the software requirements for companies, says Yvette Nunn CTA, owner partner at Berkeley Associates

Tax / Nunn: avoid falling foul of the taxman over property sales

The ever daunting volume of tax code leaves taxpayers confused and liable to be caught out by ever more arcane tax rules. Yvette Nunn CTA, founder of Berkeley Associates, gives a candid view of some of the more complex tax traps from compliance with non residential CGT to the risks of falling foul of the annual allowance when saving for a pension 

Tax / Nunn: probate fee hike needs to be rethought

The increase in probate fees from April 2019 will impose large costs on many people resolving high-value estates. Yvette Nunn CTA, founder of Berkeley Associates, warns that for some it will no longer be as simple as selling a house in a game of Monopoly

Tax / Nunn: structures and buildings allowance is revamped tax relief

The announcement of the Structures and Building Allowance in the Budget marks the return of an old tax relief revamped for the modern era, says Yvette Nunn CTA, founder of Berkeley Associates

Tax / Nunn: clarification needed on electric mileage rates for company cars

Businesses can now pay a mileage rate for work-related journeys in a electric car. Yvette Nunn CTA discusses the uncertainty this will create for business owners when it comes time to file their end-of-year expenses

Tax / Nunn: Making Tax Digital will not resolve taxpayer errors

The increasingly complicated tax rules mean that even the simplest tax return is likely to run into non-compliance issues with the chance of punitive HMRC penalties for failure to file correctly. Yvette Nunn CTA, founder of Berkeley Associates, speaks from experience

Tax / Nunn: confusion around HMRC guidance on Making Tax Digital for VAT

HMRC is giving out mixed messages about compliance with Making Tax Digital for VAT, warns Yvette Nunn, director of Berkeley Associates, after spotting a mistake in guidance released by HMRC in July

Tax / Nunn: tax reliefs frozen in time are all but meaningless

Yvette Nunn, director of Berkeley Associates, discusses the downsides of frozen tax reliefs and how they become meaningless years later when their value drops to a low point

Tax / Nunn: ISA spaghetti creates potential minefield for savers

Yvette Nunn, director of Berkeley Associates, warns that advisers need to tread carefully when giving advice on ISAs as they grow increasingly complex, each having their own set of terms which need to be understood

Tax / Nunn: no entrepreneurs' relief could discourage minority shareholders

Yvette Nunn CTA, director of Berkeley Associates, examines plans to overhaul entrepreneurs’ relief but warns that the proposals could act as a disincentive for minority shareholders

Tax / Nunn: extending tax relief on training costs

Yvette Nunn, director of Berkeley Associates, discusses the current HMRC consultation on whether tax relief on work-related training costs should be extended to the self-employed as the same service is being offered

Tax / Nunn: review of VAT threshold needs to be sensible

Among the slew of consultations announced in the Spring Statement this week, the decision to review the VAT threshold is perhaps one of the most important. Yvette Nunn (Fellow) ATT (Fellow) MAAT, director of Berkeley Associates, considers the complexities of overhauling the threshold 

Tax / Nunn: reforming NICs is tough

At the core of the government’s response to the Taylor Review of 2017 on working practices in the gig economy is the need to deliver a flexible and productive labour market, but this flexibility will come at a tax cost, says Yvette Nunn, director of Berkeley Associates

Tax / Nunn: unusual taxes become common place

Spontaneous taxes like the proposed latte levy and  disposable plastic bag levy are not designed to collect revenue but rather change current behaviour, says Yvette Nunn CTA of Berkeley Associates, warning that these so-called taxes are beginning to gather momentum, but are not the answer to wider problems 

Tax / Nunn: electricity is not a fuel when it comes to tax

Although the government continues to promote the use and development of electric cars, HMRC has failed to give the tax treatment of these vehicles much thought. Yvette Nunn CTA, director at Berkeley Associates, casts her watchful eye over the tax authority’s failure to classify electric cars for fuel advisory rates