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17-04-2019
Tenth anniversary of first Debt Relief Order
Debt Relief Orders (DROs) were first introduced in April 2009. The DROs assist people who have small levels of assets and insufficient surplus income to deal with debts under £20,000. In a news Read more..

16-04-2019
Estate Agents targeted
HMRC has launched an unannounced crackdown on money laundering regulation non-compliance by estate agents. This clampdown resulted in over 50 visits by HMRC staff to estate agents across England that Read more..

16-04-2019
Job related expenses you can claim against your tax
If you are an employee and use your own money to buy things that you need for your job, you may be able to claim tax relief for the associated costs. It is usually only possible to claim tax relief Read more..

16-04-2019
Welsh Income Tax takes effect
The start of the 2019-20 tax year marked a fundamental change to the way Income Tax is calculated for people who live in Wales. The new Welsh rates of Income Tax (WRIT) are payable on the non-savings Read more..

16-04-2019
Let Property Disclosure Campaign
The Let Property Campaign provides landlords who have undeclared income from residential property lettings in the UK or abroad with an opportunity to regularise their affairs by disclosing any Read more..

16-04-2019
Outline of special rules for use of vouchers and credit tokens
HMRC’s Employment Income Manual is clear that there are special rules when an employee receives goods or services by reason of their employment, that the employee does not pay for in full. The Read more..

16-04-2019
What is domicile?
Domicile is a general legal concept which in basic terms is taken to mean the country where you permanently belong. However, determining domicile status can be complex. In fact, HMRC guidance states Read more..

16-04-2019
The VAT concept of business
The VAT system is policed by HMRC and there can be heavy penalties for breaches of the legislation. There are four conditions that must be satisfied in order for an activity to be within the scope of Read more..

11-04-2019
Capital expenditure for property businesses
There are different rules which apply to different types of capital expenditure for a property business. One of the main areas to consider in deciding whether a repair is a deductible expense is Read more..

10-04-2019
Dormant assets scheme expanded
Under the current scheme, banks and building societies transfer the money held in dormant accounts to a central reclaim fund. The reclaim fund is responsible for managing dormant account money, Read more..