Losing your job is a financial disaster for anyone. If it has happened to you or your spouse, how can you use the tax system to soften the blow? If your partner loses their job, they may also lose the benefit of their tax-free personal allowance, which currently stands at £8,105. But there are ways […]
At the end of each financial year, one needs to value its stock for accounting purpose. But this is a tedious exercise and not many people like to do it. But there are ways where you can you turn this into an opportunity to save corporation tax? You may not realise, but your company has […]
The autumn statement delivered by the chancellor is not the most looked forward autumn statements in the recent history. Following are some highlights from his speech. Fuel The 3p-a-litre increase in fuel duty, planned for next January, is cancelled
Selling a house on someone else’s behalf in a shrinking market can lead you to a huge inheritance tax bill. But what are the options available for you to reduce the inheritance tax payable?
For individuals The income tax personal allowance is set to rise again, not just as scheduled in April 2012, but next year too. It will go up further in April 2013 to £9025.00. This is a step forward towards raising it up to £10000.00. On the otherhand, the 50p tax rate is to be brought […]
Reimbursing expenses to your employees the cost of their business travel etc. is tax and NI free. But is there a possibility of paying a fixed-rate allowance instead to make them better off.
It’s hardly an unusual situation for a director to incur expenses on behalf of their company and for it to make a reimbursement. The outcome of this arrangement is usually that the company gets a deduction for the cost while for the director the transactions are tax neutral. But if the director takes for example […]