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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.
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.
July 27, 2001
TT5: Reward valued employees paying only 10% tax
The 2000 Finance Act introduced an exciting new share option scheme aimed at smaller trading companies that need to help recruit or retain key employees. Following changes to the rules made by the 2001 Finance Act, the scheme was broadened to include all employees.
July 23, 2001
TT4: Can we get the VAT back?
In a previous issue of Topical Tips, we highlighted the different tax treatment that arises when a business buys vans for employees to use privately rather than cars. One area of difference is VAT.