Topical Tips

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September 09, 2021

TT353: SDLT – complete your residential purchase soon to save £2,500!

SDLT – complete your residential purchase soon to save £2,500! In June 2020 the government temporarily increased the nil rate band for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on residential property purchases in an attempt to boost activity in the UK housing market, which had been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 04, 2021

TT352: Status Determination Statements

From 6 April 2021, the responsibility for deciding whether off-payroll working (IR35) rules apply moved from the personal service company to the hiring company.
July 23, 2021

TT351: New Company Loss Carry Back Rules

HMRC have updated their guidance on claiming relief for company trading losses to take account of the extended carry back announced in the Spring Budget and now legislated in the Finance Act 2021. The guidance sets out the circumstances where loss relief can be claimed in advance of submitting a return.
July 07, 2021

TT350: The Importance of a Sales Memorandum When Selling Your Business

What is a Sales Memorandum? A sales memorandum (“SM”), also known as an information memorandum, is created when a business is preparing to market itself for sale.
June 24, 2021

TT349: R&D Tax Credits – Update

The Finance Bill 2021 introduced changes to the criteria for the research and development (R&D) tax credits scheme. The new rules have been designed to prevent fraudulent tax credit claims that ultimately prevent small and medium enterprises and start-ups accessing funding designed to encourage them to innovate.
May 18, 2021

TT348: HMRC’s Trust Registration Service (TRS)

There has been an obligation for Trusts to register with HMRC for many years if they have been liable for any of the following taxes: Capital Gains Tax Income Tax Inheritance Tax Stamp Duty Land Tax Stamp Duty Reserve Tax Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (in Scotland) Land Transaction Tax (in Wales) However, new rules. . .
May 04, 2021

TT347: CIS: changes to tackle abuse from April 2021

Back in March 2020 as part of the Spring budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced a consultation to tackle abuse of the Construction Industry Scheme (“CIS”).
April 19, 2021

TT346: Recovery Loan Scheme (‘RLS’) launched – 6 April 2021

The scheme was originally announced in the March 2021 Budget, and in which the Chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, pledged to announce the UK Government’s latest support for businesses affected by COVID-19.
April 01, 2021

TT345: “Tax Day” announcements 2021 – what it could mean for your future taxes

On Tuesday 23 March 2021, the government published a series of tax documents and consultations, with a view to strengthen policy making and modernising the tax system. Whilst the consultations are not set in law, they give an indication of the changes that might take place in future.
March 17, 2021

TT344: VAT Payment Deferral

When the COVID-19 pandemic first struck the UK in the early part of 2020, HM Treasury provided a number of forms of assistance to taxpayers and businesses and one of those was the VAT Payment Deferral scheme.
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