Sinclair Day

June 4, 2019

Working past retirement age

There are many taxpayers who have reached the State Pension age and continue to work. In most cases they no longer need to pay any National Insurance Contributions (NICs). At State Pension age, the requirement to pay Class 1 and Class 2 NICs on
May 28, 2019

Tax and lease premiums

Where a freeholder (or landlord) of a property grants a new lease to a new tenant there are sometimes upfront payments due, usually known as a lease premium. The payments of these premiums are increasingly popular, and the tax implications can be
May 28, 2019

What is overlap relief?

The assessment of self-employed or partnerships profits is usually relatively straight-forward if the accounting date - the date to which accounts are prepared - falls between 31 March and 5 April. However, overlap profits can arise where a business
May 28, 2019

Reminder of “bed and breakfasting” rules

Historically, the term bed and breakfasting (sale and repurchase) of shares referred to transactions whereby someone sold shares one day and bought them back the next morning. This used to have Capital Gains Tax (CGT) benefits by crystallising a gain