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10-08-2017
What qualifies for 10% Entrepreneurs’ Relief?
Entrepreneurs' Relief applies to the sale of a business, shares in a trading company or an individual’s interest in a trading partnership. Where Entrepreneurs' Relief is available CGT of 10% is Read more..

10-08-2017
How to roll-over capital gains
Business Asset Rollover Relief allows for the deferral of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on gains when you sell or dispose of certain assets and use all or part of the proceeds to buy new assets. The relief Read more..

10-08-2017
Holiday lets occupancy rules
The furnished holiday let (FHL) rules allow holiday lettings of properties that meet certain conditions to be treated as a trade for tax purposes. In order to qualify as a furnished holiday letting, Read more..

10-08-2017
Claiming back VAT on fuel
HMRC offers a number of alternative methods for claiming back VAT on car fuel where there may be a mix of business and private mileage. They fall into a number of broad categories:Standard scale Read more..

10-08-2017
VAT capital goods scheme
The VAT Capital Goods Scheme (CGS) adjusts the initial VAT recovery in respect of certain assets over either 5 or 10 year period. The scheme seeks to agree a fair and reasonable attribution of VAT to Read more..

10-08-2017
Carry back charitable contributions
Donations to charities are a recognised way to benefit charities and certain tax payers. To facilitate these advantages, taxpayers must ensure they keep a proper record of all donations to back up Read more..

02-08-2017
The end of disincorporation relief?
Disincorporation involves the transfer of a business from a private limited company to a sole trader or partnership. Disincorporation relief was introduced from 1 April 2013 and is effectively a form Read more..

02-08-2017
Landlords, what expenses can you claim?
It is important that landlords are aware of the expenses that can be deducted from their rental income. As a rule, these expenses must be wholly and exclusively for the purposes of renting out the Read more..

02-08-2017
VAT – what you cannot reclaim
Most VAT registered businesses are entitled to reclaim the VAT they incur on goods and services used by the business. This is known as input VAT. Some of the common areas where VAT cannot be Read more..

02-08-2017
Tax write downs for business cars
Capital allowances allow businesses to secure tax relief for certain capital expenditure. Qualifying expenditure on cars must usually be allocated to one of two general pools of expenditure. Which Read more..