Tax and Financial Planning Articles

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...

Warning for Holders of US Assets

If you hold assets in the USA, you should be aware of an issue that has started to arise in estates in which there are...

Warning for Holders of US Assets

If you hold assets in the USA, you should be aware of an issue that has started to arise in estates in which there are...

How Inheritance Tax Works

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is paid on your estate when you die and also when money is transferred into some trust funds. Some other transfers during...

How Inheritance Tax Works

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is paid on your estate when you die and also when money is transferred into some trust funds. Some other transfers during...

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Tax and Financial Planning News

HMRC Aren’t Always RightNovember 9, 2017

According to the Government's GOV.UK website, if you are a company director, you have to file a tax return every year. It says that every...

HMRC’s Tough Approach to Penalty Rejected by TribunalAugust 8, 2017

Just how tough HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) can be was illustrated by a recent case in which they imposed a penalty of £1,300 for...

HMRC Provide Calculator for New IHT ReliefJuly 23, 2017

Like many pieces of tax legislation, the 'additional threshold' (AT) for Inheritance Tax (IHT) – which, in simple terms, limits the potential IHT charge on...

HMRC Provide Calculator for New IHT ReliefJuly 23, 2017

Like many pieces of tax legislation, the 'additional threshold' (AT) for Inheritance Tax (IHT) – which, in simple terms, limits the potential IHT charge on...

Your Right to Claim Tax Relief on Losses Dies With YouJuly 9, 2017

You can claim tax relief if assets that you have acquired become worthless or loans that you have advanced prove to be irrecoverable. However, in...

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