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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​Possible changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER)?

Officials at the Treasury are said to be reviewing plans to remove or alter the tax break for entrepreneurs following an outcry from business owners.

05-Feb-2020

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​Why wait until January?

At this time of year, HMRC like to publish statistics to update us on the filing of tax returns and this year is no different.

5-Feb-2020

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Another reason to sell property before 6 April 2020

If the draft legislation issued for consultation last year is enacted in the next Finance Act there will be important changes to private residence relief for disposals after 5 April 2020.

4-Feb-2020

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Budget Day is now 11 March

The December General Election meant that the Autumn Budget was delayed and we now know that Sajid Javid will deliver his first Budget on the second Wednesday in March which is when Budget day used to be!

05-Feb-2020

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Changes to disguised remuneration loan charge

The independent loan charge review, conducted by Sir Amyas Morse, was published on 20 December, having been delayed due to the general election.

5-Feb-2020

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Changes to paying CGT on residential property from 6 April

​From 6 April 2020 there is a major change in the reporting and payment of CGT on residential property disposals.

04-Feb-2020

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Diary of main tax events - February / March 2020

Diary of main tax events - February / March 2020

3-Feb-2020

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Don't be late in paying your personal tax bill

Individual’s 2018/19 income tax, CGT, class 2 and 4 NIC liabilities should have been paid by 31 January 2020.

03-Feb-2020

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Possible u-turn on pensions for high earners?

There have been many stories in the press about GPs and senior hospital doctors refusing to take on extra shifts and additional responsibilities due to the additional tax they are required to pay on the extra pension contributions paid by the NHS.

4-Feb-2020

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Review of off-payroll working rules

In January the Government launched a four-week review of the changes to IR35 “off-payroll” working rules scheduled to come into force in April.

05-Feb-2020

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