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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2019 Loan Charge – What are my options?

The finance (No.2) Act 2017 enables HMRC to bring into charge any loans which remain outstanding by the 6th April 2019. This will apply to any disguised remuneration schemes which were entered into on, or after, the 6th April 1999.

16-May-2018

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HMRC to speed up CGT payments for Residential Property Sales

Under current rules, UK resident individuals who dispose of chargeable assets must disclose the transactions on their self-assessment tax return due by 31st January following the tax year of disposal and pay the capital gains tax (CGT) by this date.

15-May-2018

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A re-cap on the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC)

In 2013 the Child Benefit rules were amended to the affect that households with ‘high income’ would be required to pay back some or all of the Child Benefit they receive, through the self-assessment tax system.

10-Apr-2018

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Changes to the taxation of termination payments

New rules regarding the taxation of termination payments have now come into force.

10-Apr-2018

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Expiry of State Aid Approval for EMI Schemes

HMRC has made the following announcement, which has come entirely out of the blue to all.

10-Apr-2018

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Are you protected in the event of a Tax Investigation?

HMRC delivered a record result of £28.9bn from compliance activity during the last financial year

28-Mar-2018

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Could this be the death knell for Personal Service Companies (PSCs)? - End users be aware!

The ‘IR35’ legislation was introduced to remove any tax advantage from those operating through Personal Service Companies

28-Mar-2018

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What is the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)?

Does your company own UK residential property valued at £500,000 or above?

28-Mar-2018

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Are you failing to pay the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage?

The Government and HMRC have put a great deal of effort, money and focus into enforcing the NMW and NLW legislation.

22-Mar-2018

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Childcare Voucher changes delayed!

As you will be aware from our previous Payroll Updates the Employer Supported Childcare Voucher Scheme (ESC) was due to close to new entrants on 5 April 2018.

22-Mar-2018

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