Friday, 24 August 2018



ISAs on Death

It is now possible for married couples to inherit each others cash in an ISA and keep the tax breaks on death. The surviving spouse will obtain a special ISA allowance, which will allow them to put the extra amount into their own ISA equal to the value of their dead spouse’s ISA.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

DAILY TAX TIP: Timing your capital asset disposals


Timing your capital asset disposals.

The rate of Capital Gains Tax you must pay is linked to the amount of income you receive in the tax year. You may be able to reduce your capital gains tax by making sure that any gains you have (from investment property sales, share sales etc) fall into a tax year in which you have a lower level of income.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

DAILY TAX TIP: Lifetime Pension Allowance.


Lifetime Pension Allowance.

The maximum amount of money you can accumulate in a pension is called the lifetime allowance. Any excess over the limit is taxed at 55% if the excess savings are taken as a lump sum and 25% if taken as taxable income. The lifetime allowance is currently £1,030,000 for 2018/19.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

DAILY TAX TIP: Rent a Room Scheme.


Rent a Room Scheme.

Rent-a-room relief applies to income from letting out a part of your own home. Income of up to £7,500 is completely exempt from income tax under this scheme.

Friday, 17 August 2018

DAILY TAX TIP: Use Marriage Allowance to Save £238 in Tax


Marriage Allowance lets you transfer £1,190 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner. This can reduce their tax by up to £238 every tax year (6 April to 5 April the next year).

To benefit as a couple, you need to earn less than your partner and have an income of £11,850 or less (2018/19). Your partner’s income must be between £11,851 and £46,350 (England & Wales) for you to be eligible.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

DAILY TAX TIP: Private Lettings Relief.


Private Lettings Relief. If you sell an investment property that was at some point your main residence, and has been let out during your period of ownership, you can look to claim private lettings relief to reduce the amount of any gain that is subject to capital gains tax. The amount you can claim is the lowest of the amount of private residence relief, £40,000 and the amount of the gain that is chargeable by reason of the letting.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

DAILY TAX TIP: Crowdfunding Income is Taxable.


Crowdfunding Income is Taxable. If you’re looking to raise some cash in order to launch a new product, fund a specific project, or finance the growth of your business, it might be that you’re considering using a crowdfunding site such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Whilst any income generated is taxable, you should be able to offset any business expenditure funded by the donations to leave the income effectively tax neutral.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

DAILY TAX TIP: Put money aside for your tax.

Put money aside for your tax. Open a deposit or business savings account and transfer a set percentage of all your income to ensure you can easily pay your tax bill.

Monday, 13 August 2018

August 2018 Tax Tips & News

To August's Tax Tips & News, our newsletter designed to bring you tax tips and news to keep you one step ahead of the taxman.

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We are committed to ensuring none of our clients pay a penny more in tax than is necessary and they receive useful tax and business advice and support throughout the year.

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August 2018