August 2018 Newsletter

Hello August …. whilst the temperature is cooling down a bit, we are keeping super busy and bring you this month’s newsletter with articles about the CEST tool, Tax incentives for longer term lets, a call for delaying the implementation of MTD and MP’s calling for a new tax to help cover the costs of caring … Read moreAugust 2018 Newsletter

Principal Private Residence and Letting Relief

If you own more than one property it is very important to understand your tax position prior to selling a property to ensure you aren’t caught out by an unexpected tax bill.  There are reliefs available such as Principal Private Residence (PPR) and Letting Relief.   Having an understanding of how these work could influence your … Read morePrincipal Private Residence and Letting Relief

Scottish Budget For 2018/19

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Derek Mackay delivered his Scottish Budget speech which sets out the Scottish Government spending and taxation plans which will take effect from 6 April 2018. The Scottish Government has limited powers however has taken steps to amend income tax rates and adjust Land and Buildings Transaction Tax for first time buyers. Scottish Income Tax 2018/19 … Read moreScottish Budget For 2018/19

Autumn Budget 2017

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Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his Budget speech and amongst disagreeing with Jeremy Clarkson that electric cars and then driverless cars are the future (so Jeremy being snubbed by May and Hammond) the Chancellor aimed to deliver his vision of a prosperous, modern outlooking Britain.

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Top Tips for maximising your CIS tax refund


If you are self-employed or a contractor working in the construction industry it is very likely you are well aware of the Construction Industry Scheme or CIS.

Under this scheme contractors deduct CIS from subcontractors and pay it to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on the subcontractor’s behalf. This tax is paid in advance towards the subcontractor’s income tax and national insurance.

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