April 12, 2017
Please click below for a pdf version of our tax data card containing all the basic tax rates and data.
D.R.E. & Co. Tax card 2017-18
April 11, 2016
Do you pay tax on assets or cash you inherit?
As a general rule, inheritance tax (IHT) is collected from a person’s estate when they die and can also be payable during a person’s lifetime on certain trusts and gifts. There is normally no tax to be paid if the value of the estate is below the IHT ... read more
Tax implications on divorce or separation
When a couple is separating or divorced it is unlikely that they are thinking about the tax implications. However, as the dust begins to settle it is important that the tax consequences of the break-up are given proper consideration.
Whilst income ... read more
Land Registry property alert service
HM Land Registry's property alert service is a free (for up to 10 registered properties) service to help protect property from fraud. The counter-fraud security measure was introduced by the Land Registry to monitor registered properties, where there ... read more
Check your National Insurance record online
HMRC offers an online service to check your National Insurance record online. In order to use the service, you will need to have a Government Gateway account. If you don’t have an account, you can apply to set one up online.
By signing in to the ... read more
Employing someone to work in your home
When you employ someone to work in your home, it is your responsibility to meet their employee's rights and deduct the correct amount of tax from their salary. This can include domestic staff such as a nanny, housekeeper, gardener or carer. The rules ... read more
Capital allowances when you sell an asset
Capital allowances is the term used to describe the tax relief businesses can claim on certain capital expenditure and thereby reduce the amount of their taxable profits. Most ‘capital’ items, such as equipment, vehicles, machinery etc, last for a ... read more
Christmas party and other social events
In a recent newsletter we looked at the tax implications of giving Christmas gifts to your staff and the complications that can arise. In this newsletter, we will take a look at the tax breaks available for staff Christmas party or similar annual ... read more
Landlords’ finance charges restrictions
The government’s move to restrict the tax relief landlords receive on finance charges started to take effect from April this year. This is the first year that finance charges are being restricted. The tax relief on mortgage costs used to buy ... read more
Self-Assessment e-filing deadline
As existing Self-Assessment tax filers will be aware, the deadline for online submission of your 2016-17 Self-Assessment tax return is 31 January 2018. This is also the date that the payment is due for the balance of any Self-Assessment liability for ... read more
Benefits and limitations of the VAT Flat Rate Scheme
The VAT Flat Rate scheme (FRS) has been designed to simplify the way a business accounts for VAT, and in so doing, reduces the administration costs of complying with the VAT legislation.
Using the FRS, you simply pay VAT as a fixed percentage of ... read more
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