Tax and Financial Planning Articles

Should I Buy To Let?

With property values recovering and market returns for many investments quite modest, the buy to let market may seem an attractive proposition.In this article we...

Should I Buy To Let?

With property values recovering and market returns for many investments quite modest, the buy to let market may seem an attractive proposition.In this article we...

Tax Issues for Owners of Two Homes

Ownership of two homes in the UK is becoming more commonplace as couples who both own houses marry, houses are inherited, parents buy houses for...

Tax Issues for Owners of Two Homes

Ownership of two homes in the UK is becoming more commonplace as couples who both own houses marry, houses are inherited, parents buy houses for...

Stamp Duty Land Tax and Second Homes – The Basics

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was brought in to replace the old ‘stamp duty’ and has been complex since its inception.Among the transactions subject to...

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Tax and Financial Planning News

ISAs in Estates to be Tax ExemptFebruary 21, 2018

One of the issues that proves difficult for executors of deceased persons who have Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) is that the interest on them is...

Tax Net to Loosen for Trusts, Tighten for Offshore AffairsJanuary 22, 2018

In the recent Budget, the Government committed itself to a review of the operation of trust taxation in the UK. Since reforms were introduced in 2006...

Minor Drafting Error Corrected – £1 Million SavedJanuary 10, 2018

Under Inheritance Tax (IHT) law, certain types of trust have a ten-yearly charge to IHT on the value of the trust assets. The legislation, which...

Planning to Participate in a Tax Avoidance Scheme? Read This First!December 21, 2017

Anyone tempted to participate in a tax avoidance scheme would be wise to take note of one case in which a businessman complained in vain...

HMRC Fail in IHT Challenge on LiveryDecember 7, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have challenged a number of property-based trading businesses, seeking to deprive them of the Inheritance Tax (IHT) and Capital Gains...

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