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Springing Tax Changes On Us From April 2020


With the spring Budget less than two weeks away, it's easy to forget some major changes due to come in this spring unlikely to be changed by the Chancellor. 

Property Interest Tax Relief - Full restriction

Four years ago this seemed a long way off, but we're now here. From April, there will be no tax deduction for interest on your buy-to-let mortgage. You'll get a calculated tax credit at 20% offset against your tax bill, but your taxable income is reduced only by repairs, professional fees, void period costs, etc.

This means you're more likely to find yourself in the higher rate tax band than before or having to pay back child benefit. Or even at the £100k threshold where your tax free personal allowance starts to get taken away. 

 

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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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New Year's Resolution? - Make Tax Understandable

Dear HMRC 

As the sun rises on a new decade, let's try to achieve real tax simplification during the next 10 years. Here are a few ideas to help make tax understandable for the public:

 

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Jargon Busting - Does your SPV issue SPVs?

Continung this series of Jargon Busting explanations, we turn to SPV which has been used for many years in the business world and also by HMRC VAT.

 

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