Sinclair Day

April 11, 2018

Extra tax relief for married over 80s

The Married Couple's Allowance (MCA) is available to elderly married couples or those in a civil partnership, where at least one member of the couple were born before 6 April 1935 (i.e. at least 83 years old). The allowance provides for tax relief by
April 11, 2018

Sugar tax takes the sweetness out of soft drinks

The new Soft Drinks Industry Levy came into effect with the start of the new tax year on 6 April 2018. The Levy commonly known as the 'sugar tax', has been put into effect to help combat the excess use of sugar especially by children. Since the
April 11, 2018

Court rules on online filing penalties

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is a set of special rules for tax and national insurance (NI) for those working in the construction industry. Businesses in the construction industry are known as 'contractors' and 'subcontractors'. The scheme
April 11, 2018

Treatment of termination payments

With effect from 6 April 2018, employers will need to pay Income Tax and Class 1 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) on certain parts of termination payments made to employees whether or not these payments are contractual. The element that is