What now for buy-to-let?
14 October 2016 The recent changes affecting buy-to-let landlords have prompted a number of articles in the financial press, and elsewhere, on the topic of the incorporation of a buy-to-let portfolio.
Making Tax Digital
28 September 2016 midst the headlines and upheaval of the EU referendum, change of PM and Chancellor, and the disarray in which the opposition finds itself, the more mundane wheels of government may have appeared to turn a little slower than usual over the Summer recess.
Why should I use an accountant to apply for probate?
20 September 2016 Obtaining probate is a legal process and one that the legal profession has historically regarded as their territory. In fact, until very recently, it was only solicitors who could submit probate applications on behalf of their clients.
‘Requirement to Correct’ scheme puts onus on taxpayers with offshore assets
19 September 2016 Recently we blogged about the new Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF), which has been introduced to encourage individuals to come forward and make HMRC aware of any hitherto undeclared offshore matters that would give rise to UK tax.In this blog, we will look into the RTC proposal in more depth.
No let up for the non-dom post-Brexit
6 September 2016 Many thought that with the Brexit result the proposed changes in relation to the future taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals (non-doms) had been kicked into the long grass or at least would be watered down given the change of Government and referendum decision.
Consultation on reduced rates for electronically supplied publications
11 August 2016 The disparity of VAT treatment between printed publications, which are zero-rated in the UK, and digital publications, which are charged with VAT at 20%, has been grumbling around the industry for a long time.
Employee Shareholder Status and growth shares
21 July 2016 Companies and groups who do not qualify for Enterprise Management Incentive share options are finding ESS growth shares invaluable.
Poles apart – HMRC challenge scaffolder’s VAT treatment
27 June 2016 It is apparent that HMRC have established a national VAT Scaffolding Team and are systematically selecting candidates for compliance checks. They may come knocking at your door next.
24 June 2016 John Sheehan, tax partner in our Letchworth office, shares his thoughts about the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
How will Brexit affect VAT?
24 June 2016 There will be uncertainty over the coming months as the detailed issues are worked out, however, some things, like VAT, will be driven by the cold hard reality of tax law and the supremacy of a democratically elected Parliament.