James Selby (Accountants Bury St Edmunds)

James joined our tax department as an Assistant Tax Manager at our Bury St Edmunds office in July 2021. Before settling in sunny Suffolk, he has gained many years’ experience working for a regional firm in Surrey and a Top 20 firm in London specialising in Private Client Tax. James is ATT qualified and responsible for a ranging portfolio of private clients. He enjoys building relationships with clients and takes a keen interest in advising on tax residency issues as well as assisting clients with the 60-day Capital Gains Tax reporting requirements on the disposal of residential properties. Outside of work, James enjoys playing football, golf and table tennis and watching his beloved Chelsea Football Club. He also enjoys a challenge every now and then which has included The Goggins 4x4x48 Challenge, White Collar Boxing, Tough Mudder and The Three Peaks. The London Marathon is hopefully next!
My Latest Blogs
22nd September 2023 Whitings Golf Day 2023

The annual Whitings Golf Day took place on Friday 22 September at Pidley Golf Club.   At the start of the week, the weather forecast did not look too appealing, however, the weather held out for us and could only be described as, in the words of U2, a ‘beautiful day’. We had a great…

13th June 2023 31 July: Self-assessment payment reminder

The deadline for paying your second payment on account towards the 2022/23 tax year is 31 July 2023.   Paying your tax bill You can make weekly or monthly payments towards your bill, if you prefer. Pay your Self Assessment tax bill: Pay weekly or monthly – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)   You can get help if you cannot…

29th September 2022 60-day CGT deadline: Missed by many taxpayers

Last month, the Financial Times released an article detailing the huge numbers of buy-to-let investors and second homeowners failing to meet the 60-day Capital Gains Tax reporting and payment deadline, which is as high as 20%.   The article can be found here: One-fifth of property sellers miss CGT payment deadline | Financial Times  …

23rd June 2022 Pensions Contributions: Maximise tax relief

We are seeing more and more cases of individuals missing out on claiming higher rate tax relief on their employee pension contributions especially where they are not in self-assessment and required to file tax returns.   Where employers have enrolled their staff to make employees pension contributions via a ‘relief at source’ scheme, the contributions…

3rd February 2022 NHS Doctors – 2019/20 Scheme Pays Election & Compensation Policy Application

The extended 31 March 2022 deadline for NHS Doctors to submit their scheme pays elections and compensation policy applications for the 2019/20 tax year is fast approaching.   For those NHS Doctors that suffered an annual allowance pension tax charge in the 2019/20 tax year had the option to either pay the charge directly to…

8th October 2021 Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) – Maximising tax relief

The chance to take advantage of the generous temporary uplift in the AIA annual limit of £1,000,000 is coming to an end when it is due to revert to £200,000 from 1 January 2022.   It is a perfect time to plan to capitalise on claiming 100% tax relief on qualifying purchases without getting caught…