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On Non-Budget Day, 5 Tax Planning Tips You Can Rely On.

It was going to be Boris' first Budget today with, we hoped, a few sweeteners or at least the promise of a few. As we'll only know on Friday 13th December what party or coalition will deliver the next Budget, what can you still rely on when trying to be tax efficient? As I see it, these are the enduring themes:

  • Innovation is a good thing  
  • Green incentives will continue
  • Pension saving will still be encouraged (until your pension is 'big').
  • Timing is (nearly) everything

How do these themes translate into the tax system for you? 

 

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After lots of Tricks, it's time for some Treats! Take over £100k from your Limited company tax free.

Here are some tax free treats you could take from your company, with the maximum tax free amounts for a two person shareholder-director company shown in brackets. 

  • Salary (£25k pa)
  • Trivial Benefits (£600 pa)
  • Annual Parties (£600 pa)
  • Cycle To Work Scheme (Credit License Limit: £2k)
  • Private Health Checks (Annual - £No Limit)
  • Eye Tests (Annual - £No Limit)
  • Tax Free Dividends (£4k)
  • Pensions (Possibly £80k pa – With IFA Advice)
  • Relevant Life Policies (£Not Excessive)

 

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Focussed on Brexit? What About The Tax Year End Only 1 Week Later?

Focussed On Brexit?

What About The Tax Year End Only 1 Week Later?

With all the understandable concerns about the effect of Brexit on business, it’s easy to forget other things, such as the tax year ends only 1 week later.

At least we have some control as to what we might do before the tax year end!

 

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It's Tax Return Season - 5 reasons to avoid the rush

It's Tax Return Season - 5 reasons to avoid the rush

You do it every year.

You know it’s coming, like your partner’s birthday or Christmas, yet more often than not, you leave it till the last moment. Probably it’s because it’s one of those tasks which is always looming in the background and you don’t really like doing it. All those receipts, all those invoices. 

You ask yourself "Why don’t I get it done earlier and avoid the stress or rushing around when I have plenty of other important things to do?”  Here are five very good reasons to get next year's tax return in quickly:

 

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