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January 22, 2008

Pension Contributions


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Pensions simplification From A Day (6 April 2006) Pensions Simplification altered all the rules for the various types of pensions that existed and put them into one system. However, there

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December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas 2007


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The issues from 2007 We hope that over the last twelve months Topical Tips has been useful and interesting. In this last Topical Tips for the year we present a

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December 22, 2007

Tax-Free Business Mileage Rates Update


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Company car mileage rates go up this time! In Topical Tips 100 we advised on the new rates an employee can claim for business mileage when they pay for all the fuel

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November 23, 2007

Tax Threshold Changes


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Little and large Usually tax allowances and National Insurance (NIC) rates for the coming tax year are published with the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. However this year, in a break with

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November 22, 2007

Inheritance Tax Changes


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The current position Every person has a nil rate band (NRB) that they can pass on at death that is free of Inheritance Tax (IHT). The current NRB in 2007/08

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October 22, 2007

Capital Gains Tax Update


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A major shake-up As has been widely publicised after the Pre Budget Statement, there will be a significant change to the capital gains tax (CGT) regime from April 2008 for

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September 22, 2007

Season Tickets – Tax Status


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Staff benefit or entertaining? With the recent sale of debentures at Wembley Stadium and similar season tickets at Premiership clubs, it is worth reviewing the tax implications of businesses buying

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August 22, 2007

Companies House Annual Return


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The way it was In previous years Companies House always sent out paper copies of companies’ Annual Returns (form 363). These forms show details of all directors, company secretaries and

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July 25, 2007

Tax-Free Business Mileage Rates – Update


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Company car mileage rates change… yet again! In Topical Tips 94 and Topical Tips we advised on the updated rates available for employees to claim on business mileage when they pay for all the

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July 22, 2007

Inheritance Tax Planning Update


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The death of estate planning using houses and will trusts… There has been much inheritance tax ‘doom and gloom’ subsequent to a media storm about a tax case known as

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June 22, 2007

Offshore Bank Accounts


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Or slick collection method? There has been extensive press coverage of an ‘Amnesty’ relating to tax liabilities arising from undisclosed offshore bank accounts. This refers to an initiative by HM

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May 24, 2007

Business Stationery Rules


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What is BPR? The rules regarding business stationery have changed, but remarkably little publicity has been given to the fact! From 1st January 2007 the following applies to business stationery

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