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March 25, 2002

Tax-Free Development Gains


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In issue 11 of Topical Tips we demonstrated how the Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) main residence election can be used to secure substantial or total exemption from CGT in respect

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March 22, 2002

Financial Reporting Standards and Pensions


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Startling headlines have appeared in the press about the effect of new accounting rules upon some companies. These rules force certain companies to recognise deficits in their company “final salary”

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February 28, 2002

Car Benefits


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Many of you will have received your notices of coding for next tax year (i.e. to 5 April 2003). Whilst the deductions for benefits might look disappointingly large and the

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February 22, 2002

Preparing your business for sale


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In the previous issue of Topical Tips we looked at general grooming issues that can be applied to any business to help it operate at its optimum level, even if

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January 25, 2002

Maximising the potential of your business


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Prepare to sell – even if you’re not going to One of the best ways to help your business reach its full potential, and maximise its value, is to run

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January 22, 2002

Business Value and Sale


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To kick off 2002, Topical Tips focuses on the thing that provides your livelihood, generates your money and should be your most valuable asset. Yes, we are talking about your

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November 23, 2001

Pension Planning


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An important pension planning matter is dealt with in this issue of Topical Tips. It is of great significance to the self-employed and individuals in nonpensionable employment who fund their

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November 22, 2001

Pre Budget Statement Issue


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Improvements to the NHS – at what cost to the taxpayer? The headline-grabbing feature of the statement was the commitment to increase spending on the National Health Service. The indication

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November 22, 2001

Taxation of Second Homes


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It is usually taken for granted that the family home can be sold without any capital gains tax (“CGT”) problems. This is because there is a generous CGT exemption for

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October 25, 2001

Internal Auditing


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Auditors often discover frauds committed by members of clients’ own staff. These are not necessarily new recruits – they can be long-serving and valued members of the team. Theft of

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