Tax Planning

Traditionally, tax planning is the service clients most like to receive, and the most satisfying for us to deliver. Typical areas where a little prior tax planning can result in minimising your overall tax leakage are:

Some of these services will be provided in association with our subsidiary business, Whiting & Partners Wealth Management Limited.

Agreeing your business tax liabilities with HMRC is principally achieved by completing and submitting the relevant ‘self assessment’ tax return.  Clients who are fearful that this ‘disclosure’ may be investigated by HMRC may wish to consider taking out our tax investigation insurance.

The best tax planning advice has to be to pay the correct (minimum) amount of tax, at the correct time, disclosed through the correct mechanism. Instruct our tax specialists, to act in your best interests and ensure that you could not be structuring your affairs in a more tax efficient manner.



 
Latest Blogs in Tax Planning
 
James Cater
30th October 2017 Changes for Farmers in VAT flat rate scheme

  The decision has recently been published in a European Court of Justice case, Shields and Sons Partnership v the Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs. The case revolved around the authority of HMRC to remove the partnership from the VAT flat rate scheme for farmers. It is reported that the partnership had benefited over…

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Vanessa Pearson
26th October 2017 Is there such a thing as “free” software?

  Cloud software providers FreeAgent have been in partnership with Natwest and Royal Bank of Scotland for some months now. Small business customers of these banks are offered the software for free, and are being advised there are host of benefits such as forecasting and simplifying tax.   But is there a downside to this?…

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Ian Piper
7th September 2017 R&D Tax Relief: HMRC closes loophole.

Companies that are developing innovative new products, services or systems have long understood the generosity of the R&D tax relief rules. These give a notional 130% uplift to eligible costs in the company’s corporation tax computation. Such eligible costs include ‘employee costs’, which hitherto has included all ‘reimbursed expenses’. This has always seemed overly generous…

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Barbara Nicholas
31st August 2017 Inheritance Tax – new exemption for residences

For deaths occurring on or after 6 April 2017, an additional exemption is available where a residence passes to a direct descendant.  At the moment, this amounts to £100,000 but it’s set to increase over the next few years, to a maximum of £175,000 in April 2020.  Commonly known as the Residence Nil Rate Band…

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Neil Groom
31st August 2017 Life Interest Trusts and Mandated Income

With the taxation of dividends and interest having changed with effect from April 2016, many trusts may face the requirement to file an annual tax return and pay income tax on their income, even though the income (and credit for the tax paid) will also be declared by the trust beneficiary.   HMRC allow trustees…

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Mark Burrows
16th August 2017 Do Company Directors have to file a Tax Return?

    The First-Tier Tribunal recently decided that HM Revenue & Customs were wrong to assume that all Company Directors are required to complete a Self Assessment Tax Return (Mohammed Salem Kadhem v HMRC). The taxpayer appealed against HMRC penalties for failing to submit his Tax Return because he owed no tax – the only…

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