Sinclair Day

June 22, 2017

Gifts to a charity or your spouse

There is usually no Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to be paid on the gift of assets between married couples and civil partners. However, there is still a disposal that has taken place for CGT purposes, effectively, at no gain or loss on the date of the
June 22, 2017

Are we seeing the end of tax-free benefits?

There have been changes to the tax rules for certain Benefits in Kind which are provided as part of salary sacrifice schemes. These changes, which started coming into effect in April of this year, are beginning to have an impact on certain tax-free
June 15, 2017

Main Residence Nil Rate Band

The impact of Inheritance Tax has been reduced recently for families that own their own home. HMRC has introduced a new relief, the Inheritance Tax main residence nil-rate band (RNRB), which came into effect on 6 April 2017. The RNRB is a
June 15, 2017

VAT Flat Rate Scheme – limited cost traders

The VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) was introduced to ease the process of calculating and submitting VAT returns for smaller businesses - the FRS is only available to businesses that expect their annual taxable turnover in the next 12 months to be no more