Personal tax


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


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Letter
Election for rent-a-room relief alternative basisIf you let a room in your own home, the rent you receive is exempt from income tax if it is less than the rent-a-room limit of £7,500. If the rent exceeds the limit the relief doesn't apply and the tax... Read more
06 Mar 2018
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Policy
Employee - provision of home telephone policyIf one or more of your employees work from home and need a landline phone for work purposes, you might agree to provide the equipment and pay the rent and call charges. HMRC may argue that a benefit in kin... Read more
19 Feb 2018
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Policy
Cars and car allowances policyIf you provide your employees with a car you can use a policy to set the detailed terms and conditions of its use. However, you must now provide the key information relating to benefits, including company cars, in the wr... Read more
16 Feb 2018
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Letter
IHT claim for fall in value relief for land and buildingsWhere, within four years of the date of the deceased's death, a property in their estate is sold at open market value for less than probate value, you can make a claim to recalculate the inherit... Read more
14 Feb 2018
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Miscellaneous
Record of giftsOne way to reduce an inheritance tax (IHT) bill is to simply give away your wealth during your lifetime. Keeping a record of the gifts you've made and IHT exemptions claimed will help the executors of your estate tackle any queries fro... Read more
14 Feb 2018
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Form
Log of UK visitsIf you are non-UK resident under the statutory residence test, you will only be taxable on your UK sourced income. Use our handy log to record your visits to the UK each year.ResidenceResidence is an important concept in UK taxation. ... Read more
08 Feb 2018
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Agreement
Chattel leaseIn order for a gift to be effective for inheritance tax (IHT) purposes, you must be excluded from benefiting, other than to a minimal extent, from the asset given away. However, you can use the asset without jeopardising your IHT positio... Read more
31 Jan 2018
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Letter
Request for closure of enquiry letterIf you believe you've given HMRC all the information it has requested, you can ask it to close the enquiry. Your first step is to write a letter asking for the enquiry to be closed or for details of the further inf... Read more
19 Jan 2018
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Checklist
Overpayment relief claim checksheet Where you make a mistake in your individual, company or partnership, tax return and the time limit for correcting this under the self-assessment rules has passed, you can submit an "overpayment claim" to recover an... Read more
19 Jan 2018
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Letter
Amending a personal tax return letterYou are entitled to amend entries on your personal self-assessment tax return within the "amendment window". Where you completed and submitted your return electronically either using HMRC's or commercial software, yo... Read more
19 Jan 2018
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