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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.

March 18, 2014

TT196: The ‘Fair Tax Mark’

Anyone in business will be aware that tax is a ‘hot topic’ in the media and in particular the concepts of paying the ‘right’ amount of tax and paying a ‘fair share’ of the tax burden of the country. Recently, an independent not-for-profit organisation has launched what it calls the “Fair Tax Mark”.
February 25, 2014

TT195: Fixing Tax ‘leaks’

Hopefully by now you will have all filed your Self-Assessment tax returns if you needed to do so.
February 18, 2014

TT194: Avoiding the new pension’s trap

Are you walking blindly into the new pension’s trap? As of April 5th this year the rules in relation to the size of an allowable pension fund will change. There have already been numerous changes in recent years, as governments try to reduce the costs of, what they see as, a generous benefit.
January 29, 2014

TT193: Do you need/have a Consumer Credit Licence “CCL”?

If so, you need to be aware of important changes that could affect you. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will take over regulation of consumer credit from the Office of Fair Trading “OFT” on 1 April 2014.
December 14, 2013

TT192: Merry Christmas

With Christmas nearly upon us, we thought it would interest readers to know some of the tax rules that surround some Christmas traditions at work.
December 07, 2013

TT191: What’s in a name?

Recently, Barnes Roffe received a cold-call from someone from an official sounding company (which shall not be named here) which claimed to be taking reservations for new website domain names for a £50 one off payment and £100 per year for two years maintenance.
November 07, 2013

TT190: HMRC enquiry? Have you got Professional Fee Protection?

Professional fee protection, designed to reimburse the costs of representation in the event of an HMRC enquiry, is in increasing demand. A while ago Barnes Roffe LLP teamed up with a leading provider of fee protection cover to offer our clients a comprehensive fee protection package at competitive rates.
October 07, 2013

TT189: Home is where the heart is

In TT 187, we brought to your attention a “crackdown” announced by HMRC into people who dispose of second homes, the idea being to charge CGT on gains made.
September 07, 2013

TT188: Scams and ‘Phishing’

Scams and ‘Phishing’ A message posted yesterday on the Companies House website has warned that emails are currently circulating that claim to come from Companies House and may have attachments or links embedded in them. Companies House has confirmed that these emails are NOT from Companies House and should be ignored.
August 07, 2013

TT187: Taxman Targets Second Homes

Taxman Targets Second Homes Recent reports in the media highlight what HMRC have described as a ‘crack down’ on possible capital gains tax (“CGT”) evasion on the sale of second homes. Apparently HMRC have been trawling through a decade of property transactions and have so far sent letters to 35,000 taxpayers who could owe tax.
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