Personal tax


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Directors' benefits in kind - board minute and contract clauseWhere your company provides a director with benefits in kind, it's good practice for the arrangement to be recorded in a board minute and in the director's contract. remunertation packageThe... Read more
11 Jul 2009
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Company trading status reportBusiness property relief is available on shares in unquoted companies if certain conditions are met. This means 100% of the market value of those shares will escape inheritance tax. However, HMRC can take this relief away... Read more
29 Jun 2009
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Miscellaneous
Contract for servicesHMRC's aim is to reclassify freelancers such as consultants as employees and insist that PAYE and NI is due on the total amount paid to them. Having a realistic contract for services in place will provide evidence that the engagem... Read more
08 Jun 2009
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Policy
Electronic devices policyWhen removing the Home Computer Initiative back in 2006, HMRC accidentally opened the door to charging tax on private use of any electronic device, such as a laptop or tablet, provided to employees by their company. How can y... Read more
04 Jun 2009
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Memo: invoices for motor expensesHow expenses are controlled is always at the top of HMRC's list of questions during a compliance visit. Using our memo should help you to dismiss enquiries about motor expenses very quickly, before they become too deta... Read more
02 Jun 2009
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Letter
Letter of wishes to accompany a willUsing a letter of wishes can remove uncertainty for those looking after your money and assets after you die.UncertaintyWhen you draft your will you generally express exactly how you want your estate to be divided u... Read more
24 May 2009
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Deed of assignment of life policyAs part of your estate planning you might want to transfer a life insurance policy to someone else, say a son or daughter. You can do this by assigning the benefits of the policy to them. Share your estateYou cannot g... Read more
25 Apr 2009
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Agreement
Licence agreement for commercial propertyThere are various reasons why you might not want to offer someone a lease over a property. A licence to occupy land or buildings, unlike a lease, does not convey exlusive right over the property. licence agree... Read more
14 Apr 2009
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Letter
Salary sacrifice letter to employeeWhere you enter into a salary sacrifice arrangement with an employee it will only be effective for tax and NI purposes where you have notified them of the consequences. Benefit in kind instead of salarySince 6 April... Read more
07 Apr 2009
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Agreement
Licence agreement (garage)Where you use your garage for storage on behalf of your company, it can pay you rent. The arrangement should be formalised by a licence agreement which gives the company non-exclusive rights over the property.Company storage... Read more
02 Apr 2009
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