Directors Loan Account – Effectively dealing with them

Directors Loan Accounts If you operate your business as a sole trader, Directors loan account isn’t something you need to worry about. If you are a limited company director and shareholder then a directors loan account can be a bit of

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Flat rate VAT scheme changes April 2017 – What to do about it

Flat rate VAT scheme changes background Flat rate VAT scheme changes came into effect on the 1st April 2017. HMRC have now completed their consultation phase. Below are what the changes may mean for you and the type of business

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Changes to dividend tax and contractors

Changes to Dividend tax Changes to Dividend tax came into effect on the 6th April 2016 and again on the 6th April 2018. The effect is those paying themselves dividends and a small salary are likely to have to pay more

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Tax Refund Scams

Tax Refund “Notification” If you receive an e mail or text message “from HMRC” informing you about “a tax refund notification” ….or indeed anything else, it’s a scam pure and simple. DO NOT RESPOND! I have had a number of

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Tax Return Accountant Service

 Finance Equation Ltd tax return accountant service  Self Assessment Tax Return Service. Get It Done In Time To Allow For Tax Planning & Help Us Save You Money.   The following government website gives you an introduction and links to

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Residential Buy-to-let and VAT

Residential buy-to-let and VAT Residential buy-to-let are VAT exempt. Which means VAT can’t be charged on rents. It also means that VAT can’t be reclaimed on expenses, repair costs, agents fee’s etc. The assumption therefore is that residential landlords can

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Family Investment Company & Tax Planning

Family Investment Company & Tax Planning A family investment company and tax planning go hand in hand. Years ago trusts were a tax efficient way to deal with Inheritance tax. Changes in trust tax law means trusts may no longer be

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Tenants in Common | Saving Tax | Tax Planning

Tenants in Common, Saving Tax and Tax Planning Being tenants in common with joint property ownership could save you tax. It will save tax if one partner has no income or is not fully using their 20% tax threshold. HMRC

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Protecting Property – Title Theft

Protecting Property – Title Theft Protecting property title theft will become increasingly important over time. In the old days title deeds were confidential documents. You could only see them with permission from the owner. Now everything has gone online. You

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Brexit property sector impact

Impact on the Property Sector by Brexit Brexit property sector impact remains uncertain. However most indicators do suggest that property prices will fall. The extent of the fall in prices no one really knows. Before we look at the Brexit

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