Latest Blogs in Private Client Tax
Vanessa Pearson
4th May 2022 Taxation of Cryptocurrency gains

Similar to share dealings, you must declare any gains or losses from cryptocurrency investments on your personal tax return. It is important to keep records of dates, currency type, amounts bought or sold, and the value. There are several software options that can assist you with this; the best will include converting the currency to…

Jake Day
27th April 2022 Save yourself £10 a day – get your 20-21 tax return filed by 1st May!

If you are yet to submit your tax return for the 2020/21 tax year, you will have been charged with a £100 late filing penalty. If you do not submit your return this side of 1st May, HMRC will charge an additional penalty of £10 per day that the return is late, up to a…

Charlie Whittle
12th April 2022 TRS – Who should register and when

The Trust registration service went live in 2017 and required any express trust with UK liabilities to register whether they were UK or non-UK resident. An express trust is simply a trust deliberately created by a settlor by transferring property to a trustee. Who should register? Recent money laundering directives have extended the definition of…

Richard Alecock
4th April 2022 MP’s urge HMRC to crack down on unpaid taxes due to pandemic

During the first lockdown HMRC paused most debt collection activities, which has contributed to the total UK tax debt of £39bn according to The Public Accounts Committee. HMRC have stated, “We are recouping debt safely, taking into account customers’ circumstances and making repayments affordable. It’s in no-one’s interests to push viable businesses into insolvency when…

Jodie Pheby
23rd March 2022 Spring in your Step?

How the budget affects individuals… Following the Chancellor’s spring statement this afternoon, it appears that the planned 1.25% increase in national insurance will continue to go ahead in April, in order to raise funds for health and social care. However, as part of the government’s Tax Plan, the Chancellor is attempting to take the sting out…

Nick Edgley
23rd March 2022 Shielding you during an HMRC Investigation – Our Tax Enquiry and Investigation Service

HMRC police the tax system by investigating the accuracy of tax returns, VAT returns, payroll, etc via targeted, or random, tax enquiries. With a budget deficit of over £355 billion we fully expect HMRC to raise more enquiries this year to increase tax revenues. You will want to be in a position to ensure that…

Daniel Walker
1st March 2022 Inheritance tax and the increase in property prices

While you may be pleased that the value of your home is increasing, it may also mean that you need to consider the effect that the increased value may have on Inheritance Tax.   The number of people being caught by Inheritance Tax has increased by over 35% within the last year, mainly due to…

Katharine Bebbington
22nd February 2022 Specified Adult Childcare Credits – Help Towards State Pension

Do you have gaps in your National Insurance records (35 years contributions are required for maximum state pension entitlement)? Have you recently retired to help out with your grandchildren’s childcare but you are not yet old enough to receive state pension?   If so, and the child’s main carer is working and in receipt of…

James Selby
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…

Barbara Nicholas
1st February 2022 Pre 5-Apr-22 personal tax planning

With the next personal tax year end just around the corner, make sure you use all the allowances and reliefs available to you: Income Tax Consider bringing forward income (salary or dividends) to before 5 April 2022, to avoid the 1¼% increases in NIC and dividend income tax rates. Use annual relief for pension contributions. …