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14-02-2018
Appealing to a tax tribunal
There are a number of different options open to taxpayers that disagree with a tax decision issued by HMRC. The first step is to make an appeal to HMRC against the tax decision. If taxpayers do not Read more..

14-02-2018
Does a charity pay tax?
The tax treatment of charities can be very complex. As a first step any charity hoping to benefit from any beneficial treatment needs to be recognised as a charity for UK tax purposes by HMRC as well Read more..

14-02-2018
Pay and paternity leave
When your partner gives birth or when you adopt a child or have a baby by surrogate, you may be entitled to 1 or 2 weeks paternity leave and paternity pay. You are also entitled to take a small amount Read more..

14-02-2018
What to do if you have stopped work
HMRC issues some helpful guidance that covers what you need to do if you stopped work. The guidance covers the main reasons that you might have stopped work such as being made redundant or leaving Read more..

14-02-2018
Can you change a Will after death?
One might expect that the answer to this question would be a definitive no. However, under certain circumstances a will can actually be changed after death. This is done by using what is known as a Read more..

14-02-2018
How to get proof of employment history
A special employment history request can be submitted by taxpayers for those needing to make a claim for compensation. The form is usually used for claims relating to industrial injuries, road traffic Read more..

14-02-2018
Tax-Free Childcare available now
The Tax-Free Childcare Scheme (TFCS) was launched in April 2017 to the first tranche of working parents. The scheme was initially made available to working parents of children aged under 4 on 31 Read more..

07-02-2018
10.7m tax payers filed before the deadline
HMRC has issued a press release detailing the number of online filings made for the 2016-17 self assessment returns. The use of the online service continues to grow year on year. In this year a total Read more..

07-02-2018
Income from selling services online
Many taxpayers supplement their income by selling services online. This is often known as the 'sharing economy' or the 'peer-to-peer economy' and usually involves taxpayers renting out something they Read more..

07-02-2018
Delaying tax with rollover relief
Rollover Relief is a valuable relief that allows for a delay in the payment 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 Read more..