Civil Partnerships – could you benefit?

Unmarried but have lived with your partner for a long time? Civil Partnerships – Could you benefit from the changes in legislation? On 31st December 2019, the law was changed so that the facility to enter into a civil partnership was available to heterosexual...

31st Personal Tax Return Deadline

The deadline for all personal tax returns for the year ended 5th April 2019 is 31st January 2020 and all returns must be submitted by that date. Late filing can lead to penalties of over £1,000. If your return has not been submitted yet, or is not in hand, please...

Electric Cars – Update

Changes are being made to the way benefit in kind taxes are charged on electric cars with effect from April 2020 which will make company ownership of electric cars highly beneficial from a purely tax perspective. In short, a company can obtain 100% tax relief on the...

NHS Pensions ‘Tax Trap’

Following representations from a number of bodies, and as a result of a steep increase in waiting list times, the government has announced that it plans to review the pension rules which are causing a crisis in the NHS, just weeks after ruling out any discussions....

Self Assessment – July 2019 Payments on Account

Second payments on account for the year ended 5 April 2019 are due to be paid to HMRC by 31 July 2019. Unfortunately, due to a glitch in the HMRC statements system, you may not receive a demand from HMRC for the payment.  HMRC had a similar problem in 2018, but we...

High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge

The High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge (“HICB”) has been around since January 2013, and most families are aware of its existence. However, there are still aspects of the HICB about which affected families must take notice.  And we still find people who are totally...