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Partnerships Beware (2) – Disguised Employment

Tax Chat : 13/01/2014 09:30 : Tax Chat

As detailed previously HMRC are looking at the use of partnerships for tax avoidance.

Arrangements introduced to pay partners who are more »

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Partnerships Beware

Tax Chat : 06/01/2014 09:15 : News, Tax Chat

In the latest onslaught against anti-avoidance HMRC have been reviewing the use of partnerships.  Two specific areas have been targeted: more »

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TWO different employer NIC savings up for grabs

Tax Chat : 17/12/2013 08:51 : News, Tax Chat

The Government is introducing two measures which will allow businesses to reduce their NIC bills, make sure you watch out for further details of how to claim both reliefs: more »

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Exchange salary for tax free benefits to save employers NIC

Tax Chat : 17/12/2013 08:51 : News, Tax Chat

What is it?

The idea behind this is quite simple. Your employee gives up part of his salary and, in return, you give them a non-cash benefit that is ideally exempt from tax and NI. more »

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Non-cash incentives to help retain your staff

Tax Chat : 17/12/2013 08:50 : News, Tax Chat

If your business is not cash rich it is often difficult to incentivise and retain your key members of staff, without paying out big cash bonus payments each year.

A good alternative to a cash bonus is to enable your employees to acquire shares in your company and to participate in the future growth of the business, incentivising performance and encouraging retention.  more »

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Married couples allowance

Tax Chat : 16/12/2013 00:00 : Tax Chat

Married couples allowance: The Autumn Statement confirmed that certain married couples will be able to transfer £1,000 of their personal allowance to their spouse with effect from April 2015. more »

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Thinking of selling your former home?

Tax Chat : 06/12/2013 16:09 : Tax Chat

Are you are thinking of selling your former home?

The profit you make on the sale of your home is exempt from capital gains tax. Currently the last three years of ownership are also ignored so as to give time for the owner to sell after moving out without losing the tax exemption.

This is to be reduced to 18 months from April 2014. more »

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Tax Autumn Statement 2013

Tax Chat : 05/12/2013 12:43 : Tax Chat

The Chancellor tells us that the private sector has created many more jobs than have been lost from the public sector, and he expects that this will further increase with 3.1 million jobs being created by 2019.  Much of this growth in employment will come from owner managed businesses like yours……..so what tax measures were included to help? more »

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Approaching state pension age?

Tax Chat : 02/12/2013 01:00 : News, Tax Chat

Are you approaching state pension Age? The state pension age is changing and the transition has started. more »

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I’ve dusted off my tax crystal ball as the date of the 2013 Autumn Statement approaches

Tax Chat : 28/11/2013 08:33 : News, Tax Chat

…coming up with my predictions in advance of next Thursday has not been easy, but here goes! more »

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