Personal tax


Because dealing with the Taxman and calculating your own tax can be a nightmare


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Flow chart - claiming rent-a-room reliefRent-a-room relief is an automatic tax relief which applies to rent and related income received from letting all or part of your only or main home. The relief exempts income up to £7,500 per tax year. Naturall... Read more
UPDATED15 Dec 2020
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Flow chart - taxation of income from jointly owned propertyWhere a jointly owned property is let, determining for tax purposes how much of the income, profits or losses each owner is responsible for is not always straightforward. It depends on the ty... Read more
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Flow chart - tax relief for loan interest An individual is entitled to tax relief against their general income for interest paid on loans or other advances (known as alternative finance) which are used for qualifying purposes. These are limited and s... Read more
UPDATED15 Dec 2020
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Flow chart - requirement to complete a self-assessment returnThe rules which determine when an individual is required to complete a self-assessment return are widely misunderstood. HMRC complicates matter further with an odd set of practices which do... Read more
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Claiming the property allowanceThe property allowance is a fixed tax deduction which can be claimed against rents and other income derived from property in place of the actual costs incurred in generating the income. It means that individuals can rec... Read more
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Flow chart - appointing someone to help with your tax affairsIf you need help with your tax affairs you can ask an accountant, tax advisor, friend or family member to do so on a short or long-term basis. However, HMRC is notorious for insisting that ... Read more
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Flow chart - claiming the trading allowanceThe trading allowance is a fixed tax deduction which can be claimed against miscellaneous income or income from self-employment in place of the actual costs incurred in generating it. In effect it means that... Read more
UPDATED15 Dec 2020
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Flow chart - income tax trading loss reliefWhere a business makes a loss from its trading activities, the business owners may be entitled to claim tax relief. This is given by allowing the individual to reduce the amount of income on which they are o... Read more
UPDATED15 Dec 2020
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Settlement agreementWhen you want to prevent an employee from issuing proceedings in relation to the infringement of their statutory employment rights on termination of their employment, consider going down the settlement agreement route. This is an ... Read more
08 Sep 2020
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IHT fall in value relief for shares checklistWhere a sale or transfer of shares or other qualifying investments is made within one year of death at a value less than they had for probate, inheritance tax (IHT) can be recalculated using the lower valu... Read more
07 Jul 2020
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