Sinclair Day

February 21, 2018

Beware capital allowance claw-back when you sell an asset

Capital allowances is the term used to describe the tax relief businesses can claim on certain capital expenditure and thereby reduce the amount of taxable profits. Most ‘capital’ items, such as equipment, vehicles, machinery etc last for a
February 21, 2018

What is reasonable care?

HMRC expects that taxpayers take ‘reasonable care’ over their tax affairs and do everything reasonably within their power to ensure that tax returns and other relevant documents are accurate. There is no legal definition of reasonable care from a
February 21, 2018

Living abroad and 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. Only the amount of the overall gain relating to the period after 5 April 2015 is chargeable to tax. In certain circumstances
February 21, 2018

More on inheritance tax shakeup

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) provides advice to the Chancellor on simplifying the UK tax system. In a letter dated 19 January 2018 the Chancellor Philip Hammond wrote to the OTS to request a review of inheritance tax (IHT) regime and asking