Topical Tips

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PLEASE NOTE: The Archive is a historical resource and by the very nature of these tips the details of tax law might have changed since they were published, so contact your Barnes Roffe partner before acting on any matter contained in these tips.

August 23, 2011

TT166: Short Life Assets

One of the many quirks of the tax system is that tax allowances for Plant & Machinery often do not reflect the economic life of the asset. And the position is about to get worse as the Government reduces these tax allowances.
July 23, 2011

TT165: Group Life Insurance Policy

You may be missing out on an opportunity to obtain cheap life insurance for you and your family, as well as providing a valued benefit to your key staff.
June 23, 2011

TT164: R & D Tax Credits

In the last budget, the Government announced significant improvements to what were already generous tax breaks to companies involved in Research & Development.
May 23, 2011

TT163: Cloud computing

What is Cloud Computing? Cloud Computing is a new way of acquiring the computing power, such as software, servers and databases, you need in order to run your business systems. It gives you access to massive computing resources but you only pay for what you use and there is no up-front investment.
March 23, 2011

TT162: Lump sum car allowances – Potential NIC reclaim

TT162 Lump sum car allowances – Potential NIC reclaim   You may have an opportunity to reclaim National Insurance Contributions (NIC).
February 23, 2011

TT161: iXBRL – An Update

As we have reported in earlier Topical Tips (TT 151 & TT 158), HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) have mandated a change in the way that financial statements, tax returns and tax computations are filed. Basically, filing submissions from 1 April 2011 will be expected to be iXBRL compliant.
January 23, 2011

TT160: Business Record Checks

Small and medium businesses (SMEs) are being urged to maintain accurate and up to date financial and business records. HMRC has announced it is planning a programme of business records checks that will review both the adequacy and accuracy of business records within the SME sector.
December 23, 2010

TT159: Professional Fee Protection

<em>With the Government looking to reduce the massive national debt there is now even more pressure on HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) to bring in additional monies to the Exchequer.
November 23, 2010

TT158: Corporation tax is going electronic! Or is it?

From 1 April 2011 all corporation tax payments and the filing of corporation tax returns will have to be done electronically. At least that’s what the press releases say. Tax payments Previously HMRC have accepted payments for corporation tax by cash, cheque or electronically.
October 23, 2010

TT157: Preparing your Business for Sale

<em>In the previous issue of <a href=””>Topical Tips</a> we looked at general grooming issues that can be applied to any business to help it operate at its optimum level, even if a sale is not being considered immediately.
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