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.

January 25, 2002

TT15: Maximising the potential of your business

Prepare to sell – even if you’re not going to One of the best ways to help your business reach its full potential, and maximise its value, is to run it on the basis that one day you will want to sell it.
January 22, 2002

TT14: Business Value and Sale

To kick off 2002, Topical Tips focuses on the thing that provides your livelihood, generates your money and should be your most valuable asset.
November 23, 2001

TT13: Pension Planning

An important pension planning matter is dealt with in this issue of Topical Tips. It is of great significance to the self-employed and individuals in nonpensionable employment who fund their pension by contributing to a Personal Pension Plan.
November 22, 2001

TT12: Pre Budget Statement Issue

Improvements to the NHS – at what cost to the taxpayer? The headline-grabbing feature of the statement was the commitment to increase spending on the National Health Service. The indication is that this extra money will come from only one source – the taxpayer.
November 22, 2001

TT11: Taxation of Second Homes

It is usually taken for granted that the family home can be sold without any capital gains tax (“CGT”) problems. This is because there is a generous CGT exemption for your “only or main residence”.
October 25, 2001

TT10: Internal Auditing

Auditors often discover frauds committed by members of clients’ own staff. These are not necessarily new recruits – they can be long-serving and valued members of the team. Theft of stock items is very common. Your company is especially at risk if you hold items of stock that are readily saleable e.g. finished goods.
October 22, 2001

TT9: Guard against surprise payroll costs

Payroll compliance is getting more onerous every day. The government is now using the PAYE system to target benefits to individuals, with the employer increasingly being expected to have expert knowledge of payroll compliance.
September 25, 2001

TT8: October 8th is Stakeholder Pension Day

With effect from 8th October 2001 all businesses employing five or more people must have systems in place to enable their employees to make pension contributions under the new stakeholder code.
September 22, 2001

TT7: Discover a tax-free bonanza

There’s gold in them there schemes No, we are not suggesting that you should go out prospecting for gold or trying to find treasure buried by pirates, although if you need a hobby, why not! In this Issue of Topical Tips, we highlight an important planning point regarding pension schemes which amazingly is seldom reported.
August 22, 2001

TT6: IHT planning can be fun

In this issue, we highlight an important inheritance tax (IHT) planning opportunity that is known as Double-Dipping. It is a technique that is available to husband and wife couples who own certain types of asset.
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