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Bereavement leave for parents who lose a child

  • Posted On: 19 October 2017
Bereavement leave for parents who lose a child The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has been published by the government. Although the Bill is a Private Members’ Bill, it has the full support of the government and therefore the Bill and its explanatory notes have been prepared by the

Managing staff experiencing mental ill health

  • Posted On: 18 October 2017
Managing staff experiencing mental ill health Acas has launched new guidance to help employers manage staff who are experiencing mental health issues. The new guidance aims to help managers develop the right skills to support employees as well as to create a culture of well-being in the

Is it a car or a van?

  • Posted On: 18 October 2017
Is it a car or a van? The First-Tier Tribunal recently heard three appeals that examined whether vehicles supplied to employees were vans or cars. The main appellant in this case was Coca-Cola European Partners GB Ltd (Coca-Cola) who supplied vehicles to a number of their

Non-residents selling UK home

  • Posted On: 18 October 2017
Non-residents selling UK home A capital gains tax (CGT) charge on the sale of UK residential property by non-UK residents was introduced in April 2015. A UK non-resident that sells UK residential property needs to deliver a non-resident capital gains tax (NRCGT) return within

Overdrawn director’s loan account

  • Posted On: 18 October 2017
Overdrawn director’s loan account An overdrawn director's loan account is created when a director (or other close family members) ‘borrows’ money from their company. Many companies, particularly 'close' private companies, pay for personal expenses of directors using company funds.

HMRC to stop accepting personal credit cards

  • Posted On: 18 October 2017
HMRC to stop accepting personal credit cards HMRC has confirmed that they will no longer accept payments with a personal credit card from 13 January 2018. This includes payments for income tax, PAYE, VAT and many other taxes. This is due to the implementation of the EU second Payment Services

Inactive companies and Corporation Tax

  • Posted On: 18 October 2017
Inactive companies and Corporation Tax There are a number of scenarios where HMRC would consider a company or organisation to be inactive for Corporation Tax (CT) purposes. This is a different categorisation to a 'dormant' company and usually happens when a company has not commenced

What is a 'K' tax code?

  • Posted On: 18 October 2017
What is a 'K' tax code? The letters in an employee’s tax code signify their entitlement (or not) to the annual tax free personal allowance. The tax codes are updated annually, or when an employee's circumstances change, and help employers work out how much tax to deduct

Do you pay tax on assets or cash you inherit?

  • Posted On: 11 October 2017
Do you pay tax on assets or cash you inherit? As a general rule, inheritance tax (IHT) is collected from a person’s estate when they die and can also be payable during a person’s lifetime on certain trusts and gifts. There is normally no tax to be paid if the value of the estate is below the IHT

Tax implications on divorce or separation

  • Posted On: 11 October 2017
Tax implications on divorce or separation When a couple is separating or divorced it is unlikely that they are thinking about the tax implications. However, as the dust begins to settle it is important that the tax consequences of the break-up are given proper consideration. Whilst income