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 should delay principal home CGT changes

Yvette Nunn, Berkeley Associates director, looks at possible fallout from Covid-19, including capital gains changes for homeowners, help for the self employed and how identifying ‘shopping’ on bank statements could make a difference

Tax / Nunn: winners and losers in Budget 2020

A mixed Budget of emergency measures for businesses and longer term plans for investment in innovation and changes to tax reliefs has tried to address the immediate concerns of businesses, says Yvette Nunn

Tax / Nunn: Budget lukewarm on climate change measures

Rishi Sunak’s first Budget failed to prioritise climate change with only limited tax breaks to invest in zero emission cars as coronavirus swept other global issues aside. Yvette Nunn, director of Berkeley Associates on a lost opportunity

Tax / Nunn: tax on a dangerous cliff edge

The abolition of ESC D49 in the upcoming Finance Bill will remove a useful tax break for home owners who cannot immediately move into their homes due to late-running renovations. Yvette Nunn CTA explains

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 / Nunn: tax hazards of trivial benefits at Christmas

A rigid £50 cap on the trivial benefits exemption can catch out lucky staff who receive generous gifts from employers. Yvette Nunn CTA ATT MAAT, director of Berkeley Associates, warns of potential tax pitfalls if you receive a lavish Christmas hamper or a wedge of gift vouchers

Tax / Nunn: one size tax is not the answer for self employed

Attempts to reform tax reporting for the self employed and landlords need to be carefully thought through to avoid creating more complexity and red tape. Yvette Nunn CTA ATT MAAT, director of Berkeley Associates, assesses the latest OTS report

Tax / Nunn: it's easy to get caught out by changes to property tax

Yvette Nunn examines the tax risks facing accidental landlords and second home owners when new tax rules on residential property sales come into force from April 2020

Tax / Nunn: do nudge taxes really work?

Yvette Nunn CTA asks whether the government’s efforts to change behaviour by putting taxes on everything from plastic bags to diesel vehicles, not to mention the apprenticeship levy on businesses, are an effective way of altering taxpayers’ mindsets

Tax / Nunn: tax breaks may speed up adoption of electric cars

As tax on company cars escalates, Yvette Nunn asks whether there will be a revival of interest in the benefit when the government removes company car tax from lower emission vehicles in 2020

Tax / Nunn: time to scrap double tax return in first year of new business

Calls to remove the need for businesses to complete two tax returns in their first year, put forward by the Office of Tax Simplification, could be implemented overnight. Yvette Nunn, director of Berkeley Associates, sets out a simple change to Companies House’s default position

Tax / Nunn: absence of Making Tax Digital nudges and prompts

Relying on software exclusively for Making Tax Digital for VAT is fraught with potential problems, with any errors in calculation likely to create problems for taxpayers who do not know the complexities of tax law. Yvette Nunn, director of Berkeley Associates recommends a spreadsheet backup to avoid penalties down the line

Tax / Nunn: VAT surcharge decision highlights MTD penalty threat

Yvette Nunn CTA, director of Berkeley Associates, welcomes a sensible decision in the recent Farrell VAT surcharge case, but fears the tribunal system will not cope unless HMRC ditches automatic penalties when Making Tax Digital for VAT is in full force

Tax / Nunn: high earning taxpayers trapped in a ‘K’ code drama

Yvette Nunn, director of Berkeley Associates, unpicks the complexity of tax coding for high earners, the dreaded ‘K’ code and the problem when HMRC’s automation leaves little room for flexibility when things go wrong, without a payroll manager to intervene

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
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