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 (minimising the risk of an HMRC enquiry). 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
 
Chris Ridgeon
30th November 2020 Is DISS about to appear!

A Directors Income Support Scheme (DISS) is being recommended by a consortium of professional bodies to the Government.   The proposal would see this running along the same parameters as the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS), updated details of which are now emerging from HMRC. Under the SEISS scheme sole traders and partners of partnership…

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Millie Hunt
26th November 2020 Deferral of VAT payments

At the start of the pandemic, HMRC allowed businesses with a VAT liability falling due between 20 March and 30 June 2020 to defer their payment. Over half a million businesses benefitted from the measure, deferring more than £28 billion in VAT payments.   Originally, businesses were required to pay the deferred VAT in full…

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Emily Haines
25th November 2020 ‘Tis the season to be Zooming

It seems that HMRC have heard about our disappointment with Christmas parties being cancelled this year…   The Employment Income Manual EIM21690 has been updated to incorporate the news that virtual events can be included when considering the £150 per person benefit in kind exemption for annual functions.   The event should be an annual…

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Philip Peters
16th November 2020 Planned Large CapEx? HMRC extend Annual Investment Allowance

Those businesses that have large capital expenditure spends each year, such as manufacturers and farmers, will be aware that there has been a very generous capital allowances tax regime in recent years, currently allowing year 1 tax relief on eligible purchases up to £1m pa. This generosity was scheduled to be reduced wef 1 January…

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Ben Beech
2nd November 2020 Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) Decrease

The annual investment allowance (AIA) limit is currently due to decrease from £1 million to £200,000 from 1 January 2021. Many businesses will have deferred decisions about purchasing capital equipment this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a number of professional bodies urging the Chancellor to postpone this decrease. However, it…

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Jeannette Hume
20th October 2020 Indexation Relief: Bank it

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has been in consultation with individuals, businesses as well as professional advisers – including accountancy bodies – to review the capital gains tax system and see whether there is any scope to simplify the current tax system. The consultation process closes on 9th November 2020.   Speculation has been…

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Nick Edgley
3rd July 2020 31 July: Is full amount of income tax payable?

Many taxpayers who are required to file a self-assessment tax return to HM Revenue & Customs should now be preparing for their next half-yearly tax payment which is due by 31st July. The amount payable is the second payment-on-account for the 2019/20 tax year and is automatically calculated as half of the total tax liability…

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Lisa Smith
22nd June 2020 COVID-19 – Potential to advance the opportunity to reclaim corporation tax

To reflect the exceptional trading position many companies find themselves in during the Covid-10 pandemic, HMRC has updated its internal guidance regarding companies making claims for repayments of corporation tax based on anticipated losses, and claiming a repayment of corporation tax paid under the quarterly instalments regime.  Companies wishing to make such a claim will…

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Harriet Sim
17th April 2020 COVID-19: July POAs

With an increasing pressure on the government to provide financial support to UK taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic, amongst other proposals, the government announced the option for taxpayers to defer the payment of their second payment on account for 2019/20. Provided the required payment is made before 31 January 2021, no interest charges will be…

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Lisa Smith
17th April 2020 COVID-19 – Potential for High-Earning Parents to Claim Child Benefit

Has your income dropped as a result of the COVID-19 crisis?  If it has, and you have children under the age of 16 and don’t ordinarily claim Child Benefit, you should evaluate whether you are now eligible to claim this benefit.   If you expect both you and your partner will each earn less than…

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