Jackson Stephen Blog

This is where we air our opinions or pass on our thoughts and comments on occasion, when the mood takes us. Usually about business matters, it must be said.

The general idea is to disprove the notion that accountants say nothing at dinner parties! We have even been known to be amusing! Read on.

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Tax Planning Idea! - Save IHT by investing in pensions

Pensions, of the correct type and in the right circumstances, can be outside of the scope of IHT on death.

29-Jun-2021

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Tax Planning Idea - Family Investment Company (“FIC”)

A FIC is a bespoke vehicle which is often thought of as an alternative to a family trust. It is a private company whose shareholders are family members.

22-Jun-2021

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Pay VAT deferred due to Covid-19

Last year, HMRC gave businesses the option to defer payment of any VAT liabilities that arose between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020.

17-Jun-2021

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Are you ready for the EU E-Commerce VAT reforms?

From 1 July 2021 all supplies of goods and services to EU consumers should be taxed where the consumer belongs meaning UK businesses could have been faced with registering for VAT in all 27 EU countries.

8-Jun-2021

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Tax Planning Idea! Freezer Shares - Mitigating Inheritance Tax on future business growth

It is sometimes possible to convert the existing share capital of a company into what are known as “freezer shares”.

25-May-2021

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Tax Planning Idea! BPR - Business assets relief from IHT

BPR provides a relief from Inheritance Tax (IHT) on death or gifts during lifetime of business property.

18-May-2021

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​ Tax Planning Idea - Using lifetime gifts to family and friends to save IHT

There are many statutory exemptions and allowances that enable taxpayers to make gifts that can mitigate IHT.

11-May-2021

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App of the month! Futrli Predict

As mentioned in last month’s App of the Month article our digital services team work with many clients to find the right tools to help them efficiently manage their business.

30-Apr-2021

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Software Tips - Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Earlier this month our Sage Business Cloud Accounting Specialist, Joanne Whittingham, shared her experience of Sage Business Cloud Accounting.

28-Apr-2021

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Tax Planning Idea

IHT Planning - You absolutely must have a Will!

6-May-2021

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