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What Is the Patent Box and How Do You Qualify?

October 2019

THE PATENT BOX

The Patent Box is a scheme that allows businesses to profit more from their patents by reducing the tax paid on those profits. Much like Research & Development Tax Credits, the aim of the Patent Box is to encourage innovation across UK businesses. Businesses that qualify for the scheme will benefit from a rate of […]

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Should You Get Help to File Your Self-Assessment Tax Return?

September 2019

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It’s a fair and valid question. Should you pay an accountant to file your tax return, or just do it yourself? Let’s make something clear, completing a tax return isn’t rocket science, but it isn’t a walk in the park either, especially if you have little to no experience. So yes, you absolutely can file […]

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Am I Eligible to Claim for R&D Tax Credits?

August 2019

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Research and Development tax credits, commonly referred to as simply ‘R&D’ is a government incentive designed to drive forward innovation across multiple industries. This is an opportunity for you to reduce your corporation tax bill or receive a refund from HMRC based on the working hours your business dedicates to R&D. We often find that […]

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Case Study: Tracey Renshaw

July 2019

Case Study: Tracey Renshaw

Services used: Capital Gains Tax, Self-assessment Tax Returns, Research & Development Tax Credits and Company Formation. Tracey Renshaw is a personal tax client who first approached us when she was looking to sell one of her properties and wanted to understand the capital gains tax implications. As a client of our Dereham office, Tracey was […]

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Capital Gains Tax Explained

July 2019

Capital Gains Tax Explained

Capital Gains Tax, often referred to as simply CGT, is a tax applied to the selling of an asset you own. You pay tax on the gain, not the amount you sold it for, hence the name Capital Gains Tax. An asset doesn’t necessarily have to be sold to be subject to CGT though as […]

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Our Comprehensive Guide to Making Tax Digital

April 2019

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the name of the Government’s ambition to change the way in which we record financial data and report this information to HMRC. It requires taxpayers to keep digital records, instead of manual ones, and communicate with HMRC using a different reporting system to that which is currently in operation. Why […]

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Be Wary of Scammers Claiming to be HMRC

March 2019

HMRC Phone Scams

HM Revenue & Custom’s (HMRC) have warned of a 360% increase in phone scams within the last six months, as agents, we have also noticed a rise in the number of concerned clients getting in touch about suspicious calls. HMRC attribute this spike to a successful crackdown on email and SMS phishing, resulting in criminals […]

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Review Your Personal Finances Before the Tax Year End

March 2019

5th April 2019

As we fast approach the end of the tax year, now is the time to review your personal finances. Here are the key areas we recommend you review before 5th April 2019. ISA Allowance For the 2018/19 tax year, the maximum amount you can add to your ISA is £20,000 and this allowance will remain […]

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Capital Gains Tax Changes That All Landlords Need to Be Aware Of

March 2019

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Attention all landlords & ladies: Are you considering selling one of your properties, or at least toying with the idea? If so, read on as some upcoming changes might affect your decision. As a landlord, you’ll already be feeling the pinch from the various changes the government have introduced; most notably with stamp duty, relief […]

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Are You Paying Too Much National Insurance?

March 2019

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Worried you’re paying too much National Insurance? Read on to find out. There is what’s called an ”annual maximum” of national insurance contributions applying to every individual in a tax year. The most common scenario of an individual paying too much national insurance arises when they are working two or more jobs. It even applies […]

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