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Jobs – employment status variations

jobs and employment status

There are so many ways to work that it can sometimes get very confusing. People generally classify two key ways, you work for someone else or you work for yourself, but there are many different classifications of “jobs”. The old 9-5 For many being part of team on the payroll […]

Inheritance Tax Exemptions – Christmas is a time for giving

Inheritance tax exemptions

With Christmas fast approaching you may be stuck for ideas of what to get your nearest and dearest. If the idea of spending a day walking around a busy shopping centre fills you with dread, you may want to consider a cash gift instead. But before you go reaching for […]

Home expenses – tax considerations

Home Expenses

At the start of the pandemic HMRC introduced several tax concessions to provide additional support to employees working from home but what are the tax implications of these additional perks?   In the 2020/21 tax year, as an employee you may have received extra support from your employer to enable […]

Gifts – tax considerations

gift tax issues

There are fewer than 100 days left until Christmas where the season of goodwill, merriment and office parties will creep upon us once more. You may wish to consider the tax liabilities associated with gifts. Many companies view gifts as an ideal means of promoting their business and boosting morale […]

Entertainment – Tax Considerations

entertainment tax considerations

The entertaining of clients, customers and staff has always been an important part of business strategy. It can help to strengthen and maintain client relationships and improve staff morale and loyalty. But alongside this are important tax considerations.   What is entertainment? Essentially, it is hospitality of any kind. This […]

Divorce – Tax Considerations

Divorce tax

The end of a relationship, particularly divorce is difficult for so many reasons, but you may not realise that divorce and the end of a marriage or civil partnership, could lead to tax complications.   Most people know that transfers of assets between married or civil partnered couples are free […]

Capital Allowances

Capital Allowances

Capital allowances are one of the most complex areas within UK tax legislation. A lot of the rules originally came from case law until the various decisions were legislated within the Capital Allowances Act of 2001. Broadly speaking, capital allowances are a tax-approved form of depreciation.  Whereas accounting principles allow […]

Clothing – can clothing for work be set against a tax bill?

Many of us buy clothing that, in reality, we only wear for work – and we are often asked if the cost of these clothes can be set against the tax bill. The short answer is no: HM Revenue & Customs is adamant that such expenditure has a purpose not […]

Bad Debt – what are the tax reliefs on bad debt?

bad debt tax

Not many businesses operate without a bit of bad debt, although hopefully it is just the odd one! However, for tax purposes, there are different rules depending on the tax involved. VAT There are detailed instructions for VAT relief on bad debts which is set out in VAT Notice 700/18, […]

Bacon Sandwiches – trivial benefits for employees

bacon sandwiches

There are numerous accounts of tax officers trying to tax the provision of tea and coffee for employees, and whilst some of these amount to an urban myth, the tax rules about providing a bacon (or vegan alternative) sandwich for your employees as a trivial benefit are not straightforward. HMRC […]