RESIDENCE AND DOMICILE

For most people living in the UK, the question of what income and gains should be included on their tax return is an easily answered question because they are both UK-domiciled and UK tax resident. Anyone domiciled and resident in the UK needs to report their worldwide income and capital gains on their return. (more…)

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TQOTW: SHARE REDUCTION

My client originally subscribed for 50,000 £1 shares when he set up his company. He now feels that the company is over capitalised and would like to return some of the share capital back to himself. He wonders whether the company could enter into a share buy-back or alternatively perhaps he could simply cancel some of the shares and receive the original capital. (more…)

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Tax Relief Webinar | Misconceptions Debunked

Following on from our recent webinar where we looked at a general overview of R&D, Capital Allowances and Patent Box Tax Reliefs, the next in our series of webinars will delve deeper into each relieves and as the title suggests, debunk some of the most common misconceptions. (more…)

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TQOTW: ENTREPRENEURS RELIEF FOR NEW INCORPORATIONS

I understand that Entrepreneurs Relief is now given for new incorporations so that, on incorporation, an existing sole trader would immediately meet the qualifying conditions even though they would not have owned shares in a qualifying company for a sufficient period. Is this correct?
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TQOTW: DATE OF SEPARATION FOR CGT

Jack and Jill started living apart in November 2018 but there was then no contemplation of a divorce. In May 2019 they discussed their situation and at that point in time decided to get divorced. They agreed to get divorced in January 2020. (more…)

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TAX IMPLICATIONS OF WORKING FROM HOME

Working from home offers all kinds of benefits, from the opportunity to create the perfect environment in which you can be most productive, to the improvements to work-life balance that come with ditching the commute. (more…)

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TQOTW: CAPITAL GAINS

My client owns a joint share in the freehold of a building which consists of five flats. One of the flats is occupied by my client under a 999-year lease.
The freeholders are to grant a new long lease over another flat in the building. My client understands that this will be a capital gains disposal event, but has queried whether a measure of principal private residence relief would be due to him, given that the disposal is out of the freehold interest he owns that includes his main residence.

Can you please confirm how to approach my client’s capital gains position, whether any main residence relief would be due to him in these circumstances and how this would be calculated? (more…)

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TQOTW: PROFESSIONAL FEES

My clients have inquired about the possibility of claiming relief for expenses incurred in connection with closing down their company. In particular, they would like to know whether they could get tax relief for professional advice that they have taken and whether they can arrange for the company to make pension contributions on behalf of employees.
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TQOTW: PPR – SELLING NOW OR DELAYING

This question is based on a call to the Advice Lines where a client never had the intention to be a landlord for very long. He had fallen into those circumstances because it had been difficult to find a buyer for his property when he moved home – not an uncommon situation. His hesitation to sell the property once the market improved resulted purely from the mortgage redemption fee that would be triggered.
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