Sinclair Day

September 28, 2017

CGT annual tax-free allowances

There is an annual Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemption for individuals (who live in the UK) as well as executors or personal representatives of a deceased person’s estate. The exemption is £11,100 for the 2017-18 tax year. A husband and wife each have
September 28, 2017

VAT returns – correcting mistakes

There are special rules for correcting errors on VAT returns. The relevant rules depend on whether you need to: Amend your VAT records if you discover they contain errors; Correct errors on VAT returns you’ve already sent to HMRC; Claim a refund
September 28, 2017

Expenses and benefits: Christmas gifts

It is established practice that Christmas presents paid in cash to employees are almost invariably taxable as earnings. This view has been upheld by the courts on many occasions and can mean that a gift from a well-intentioned employer is worth less
September 28, 2017

How to pay self-assessment tax by adjusting your tax code

One of the less well-known ways of paying your self-assessment tax bill is to do so through your tax code. This can only be done where all the following apply: you owe a self-assessment balancing payment of less than £3,000; you are an employee