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What do the latest buy-to-let changes mean for landlords?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on November 21, 2016

When it comes to investments, property is arguably one of the most popular choices for people considering profitable options for their money, compared to low savings rates and the unpredictability of the stock market. With relatively low mortgage rates and the opportunity to use the money earned to fund retirement incomes, becoming a landlord is

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Buy-to-let landlords – are you facing a major tax hike?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on September 19, 2016

If there’s one group of people who kept a keen eye on former Chancellor George Osborne’s budgets, it’s landlords. Osborne had the hunch that property landlords were adding too much inflationary pressure to the UK housing market. So he put buy-to-let landlords in his sights and got to work reducing the income tax relief available

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Re-let your property
Government backs down on small business red tape: but will it really help you?
Posted by Nigel Reynolds on August 23, 2016

If there’s one thing that’s the bane of a small-business owner’s life, it’s keeping on top of all the red tape demanded by the government. Whether it’s running a compliant payroll, getting your VAT returns in on time or submitting your accounts, it seems like the taxman wants more paperwork out of you than you’d

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Making Tax digital
Joint bank account with a child or parent? You might want to close it.
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on May 16, 2016

In recent years, more and more older people have decided to open a joint bank account with one of their adult children. It’s easy to see the thinking behind it. If you’re getting older or you’re not in the good health you once were, a joint account appears to be a simple way of letting

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Concerns with joint accounts
Get taxed early and it could pay you dividends!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 12, 2016

Act now and you could save money before new tax rules bite There’s nothing more calculated to spoil your morning than a large bill from HMRC nestling amongst your morning post. Most of us simply sigh and pay up, even if at the last possible moment. Others decide to let off steam by sending the

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Helping your dividends
HMRC taskforces collect £109m in unpaid tax
Posted by THP on January 13, 2016

Are you covered by Tax Investigation Fee Protection? Newly released statistics reveal that specialist HMRC taskforces have collected £109m in extra tax over the last six months alone. Such impressive results mean that the Revenue is likely to continue to invest money in these units, and increase the number of investigations launched. Taskforces were set

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Calculating Taxes Up And Down
Service Of The Quarter – Tax Planning
Posted by THP on January 7, 2016

When Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Summer Budget in early July, alarm bells started ringing at THP. Very quickly we realised that nearly all of our clients would urgently need to review their income and tax planning. Until now, any competent accountant would have told you that if your business gives you an income of

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tax planning with THP
Fee Protection today keeps the taxman at bay
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on August 24, 2015

Average tax investigations now take THREE months If you keep half an eye on what the taxman is getting up to these days, you’ll know that one of his favourite activities is subjecting businesses to tax compliance checks. Last month we blogged about how HMRC raised an extra £9billion between 2011 and 2014 by ramping

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Fee Protection
Don’t die beyond your means – invest in SMEs instead
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on August 18, 2015

Could you reduce your Inheritance Tax bill with canny investments? There’s a well-worn story about Oscar Wilde as he reached the end of his life in late 1900. Upon being presented with a hefty medical bill, he supposedly said: “Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.” Whether he said

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Want to live in a palace? Move into a caravan first!
Posted by THP on July 23, 2015

THP’s Nigel Reynolds shares tax-saving tips for property owners at the ARLA regional meeting in Chelmsford. There’s nothing like a bit of handy interest relief to free up your cash flow and give you a bit extra when you’re saving up for a palace. But if you want to qualify, you’ll need to move into

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Nigel Reynolds and Mark Ingle at ARLA
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