Exploring Joint Ownership: Joint tenant v’s Tenants in common

If you buy, purchase, or inherit property with another individual, you must decide how you want to ‘hold’ the property together. Under UK law you can become a joint owner as either ‘joint tenants’ or ‘tenants in common’. The type of ownership you choose affects what you can do with the property if your relationship…Read More

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

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

Do You Need To Pay Tax On Your Cryptoassets?

Cryptocurrency is an encrypted digital payment system working through a computer network which isn’t reliant on an authority to verify payments. Different assets include exchange tokens (used as a means of payment or investment), utility tokens (provide access to goods and services), security tokens (provide right or interests in a business) and stablecoins (built to…Read More

CIS Reverse Charge

Firstly what is a reverse charge? The reverse charge is described by HMRC as an Anti-fraud measure. It is a mechanism that shifts the liability for accounting for the output VAT from the supplier onto the customer. For chains with multiple contractors, this will transfer the liability to the final contractor in the chain who…Read More

QuickBooks Update – Construction Industry Scheme.

File CIS returns The accounting industry has been evolving for the last 20 years, adapting to the new digital age. Cloud accounting is the practice of using accounting systems that are accessed online; this has been implemented for a variety of accounting purposes, giving us business owners easy access, better time efficiency, relevant reports and…Read More

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In the corporate world, sometimes things aren’t exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures.

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