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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.
February 22, 2010
TT146: Online Fraud – please stay alert!
We have received several cases of attempted phishing by fraudsters against clients. These have all, so far, taken the form of an unsolicited email which states that there is some sort of bank account problem, or under-reported income or fraud on your tax affairs and that you need to log-in to provide security details.
January 22, 2010
TT145: Company Car Fuel Update
Mileage rates from 1 December 2009: In TT140 we reported on the new rates to be used for paying the fuel-only element to employees who claim for business miles driven in company cars.
December 22, 2009
TT144: Expected changes to VAT rate and compliance
Expected VAT changes from 1 January 2010 There are a number of changes to VAT legislation which are expected to come into effect from 1 January 2010 which readers need to be aware of. Perhaps the most important of these changes are: Expected return of standard rate of VAT to 17.
October 22, 2009
TT143: Group Accounts
Following recent changes to company law, medium sized groups of companies are now required to prepare group accounts. These group accounts will need to be filed at Companies House. Previously both small and medium sized groups were exempt from this requirement.
September 22, 2009
TT142: VAT Fuel Scale Update-2009
All change again on VAT fuel scale charges In Topical Tips 115 (April 2008) we reported on a change to VAT fuel scale charges from 1 May 2008. This linked the VAT charge for businesses that recover VAT on fuel used for private motoring to the CO2 emissions of each car.
August 22, 2009
TT141: Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Estate planning is a lot easier and more tax efficient if you are married – which is of little consolation to the many people choosing to stay single these days. Perhaps one of the reasons for this reluctance to marry is the financial implication of divorce.
July 25, 2009
TT140: Company Car Fuel Update
Mileage rates from July: In TT129 we reported on the new rates to be used for paying the fuel-only element to employees who claim for business miles driven in company cars. (Remember, this applies only when the employee with a company car pays for all their fuel and claims back only the business element).
July 22, 2009
TT139: State Pension Forecast
State Earnings Related Pension Scheme During the course of the working life of any employee in the UK they will pay Class 1 National Insurance Contributions. A proportion of these contributions are paid into the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme (SERPS).
June 22, 2009
TT138: Second Home Capital Gains Tax
The recent uproar over MPs’ second homes has brought the current capital gains tax (CGT) rules onto the front pages.
May 22, 2009
TT137: Holiday Home Tax Update
Tax Relief Changes: On the same day as the last budget the government slipped in a change to tax relief on losses from renting out holiday homes. This will impact on homes in the UK and in the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA comprises the EU plus Norway, Iceland & Lichtenstein.
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