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Five more tax avoidance schemes named by HMRC

26th January 2023

HMRC has powers introduced in the Finance Act 2022 to name tax avoidance schemes and their promoters. Under this legislation HMRC can name avoidance scheme promoters, publish

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R&D tax consultation launched

26th January 2023

There are currently two schemes for claiming R&D tax relief – the Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Scheme and the R&D Expenditure Credit (RDEC) Scheme for large

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Corporation Tax changes April 2023

26th January 2023

The Corporation Tax main rate will increase to 25% from 1 April 2023 for companies with profits over £250,000. A Small Profits Rate (SPR) of 19% will also be introduced from the

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What is a Post Transaction Valuation Check?

26th January 2023

A Post Transaction Valuation Check (PTVC) can be requested from HMRC for an individual to work out a Capital Gains Tax liability or for companies to calculate Corporation Tax

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New business Energy Bills Discount Scheme

26th January 2023

The new business Energy Bills Discount Scheme will replace the current Energy Bill Relief Scheme which is coming to an end on 31 March 2023. The new scheme will offer support to

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New Green Freeports for Scotland

26th January 2023

The UK and Scottish governments have jointly announced that Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport and Forth Green Freeport have been successful in their bids to establish two

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Ways you can count on us…

23rd January 2023

Leaving politics to one side, how can we deal with the current pressures on businesses? Rising costs, reducing revenues as the cost-of-living issues impact activity, increasing

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Actors and entertainers – profession or employment

19th January 2023

There is a particular section of internal HMRC’s manuals that deals specifically with how to view the rules for measuring profits of specific trades. The list includes over 50

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Check if a company is being liquidated

19th January 2023

There are a number of ways you can check if a company is in liquidation. This can include searching the Companies House register. Companies House is responsible for maintaining a

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Exempt transfers between siblings

19th January 2023

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is levied on a person’s estate when they die and can also be payable during a person’s lifetime on certain trusts and gifts. The current IHT nil rate band is

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