What are the pros and cons of switching to the salary sacrifice scheme?

Salary sacrifice is a scheme that allows employees to exchange part of their salary in favour of savings for the future. The savings can take many non-cash benefit forms such as pension contributions. As employees are giving up a portion of their salary in favour of pension contributions their gross pay will decrease. Therefore, the…Read More

How can I increase my Gift Aid?

According to HMRC, millions of pounds of higher and additional rate tax relief goes unclaimed every year because individuals either don’t realise they are entitled to it, or they fail to identify their gift aid payments made. If you make a gift aid donation or a donation to a community amateur sports club (CASC), this…Read More

What happens if I made losses on my rental property in the tax year?

Much like your main residence, your rental property will need more touching up than others. Some years you may need to replace a few more items than you would hope and ultimately you may end up spending more on the property than you receive in rental income. Perhaps you’ve stopped renting your property for a…Read More

Transferring a property into my Limited Company

If you are a private landlord owning multiple properties, you will be paying tax via your self-assessment tax return at your marginal rate of tax, this could be up to 45% if you’re an additional rate taxpayer. This tax is due on your profits (income minus expenses), and mortgage interest is not an allowable expense,…Read More

What is Private Residence Relief and how does it arise?

Private residence relief (PPR) applies to the sale of a residence that has been an individual’s only or principal residence for the period of time they have owned it. If you sell a property, once rented out, you will have to pay Capital Gains Tax within 60 days of selling the property. This tax is…Read More

How to reduce your Capital Gains Tax     

Do you own a residential property personally, and plan on selling it in the not-so-distant future? We can help you reduce your capital gains tax!   If you own a residential property personally, and you sell your property, the gain is subject to capital gains tax at 28%, after you have utilised your capital gains tax…Read More

Maximise your State Pension -Changes to Voluntary NI Contributions

The state pension should be an important part of your retirement planning but there is some important planning you need to do before 31st July 2023 to maximise your income. Firstly, you need to understand that you only receive a full state pension if you have paid (or received credit for) National Insurance contributions for…Read More

Tax implications of a garden office

Tax implications of building a garden office on the company and director A garden office is a popular alternative to converting home space into a home office. Whether the garden office is built before you move in or is built yourself after you move in, the tax implications are the same. The building The building…Read More

Tools for Charities

Use of Cloud Accounting tools for Charities As a charity, the requirements for accounting tools will be different from that of a normal Limited Company or Sole Trader.  There may be extra levels of reporting needed, or different needs in the day to day running of the organisation, such as the handling of petty cash.…Read More

Charity reporting

Implications for breaking fundamental laws One of the most high-profile charities was in the news for not following fundamental charity laws. Upon investigation, the Charity Commission found that trustees of The Prince Andrew Charitable Trust had breached charity law overpayments to a trustee, which could have resulted in the loss of public funding of over…Read More

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