Latest Blogs in Private Client Tax
Mark Burrows
5th July 2022 Timeline for Tax Changes

There are a few important dates coming over the next couple of years affecting individual taxpayers, who will be seeing changes to the tax they pay, and how they are required to send returns to HMRC.   6 July 2022 – Increase in National Insurance thresholds The income threshold at which employees and the self-employed…

Joe Fretwell
1st July 2022 Is your PAYE code correct?

With the rising cost of living, it has never been more important to ensure you are paying the correct amount of tax through your PAYE tax code. It is important to understand your tax code, any changes to this and why your tax code on your payslip is what it is. There are many reasons…

James Selby
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…

Charlie Whittle
6th June 2022 NHS Pension Savings statement – request yours today!

What is your pension saving statement? Your pension savings statement details your ‘pension input’ or ‘growth’ across all your NHS schemes during the 2021/22 tax year, as well as the previous three tax years. Your pension input amount is simply the growth in the capital value, above inflation, of your NHS pension benefits. Why do…

Nick Edgley
5th May 2022 31-Jul: Can your tax be reduced?

Time is running out for taxpayers to settle any second payment-on-account for the 2021/22 tax year. The payment is due by 31 July, where one is payable. The amount payable is the second payment-on-account for the 2021/22 tax year and is automatically calculated as half of the total tax liability for the previous tax year,…

Barbara Nicholas
25th May 2022 A Grim Reap?

We work hard to improve our lot and most of us hope that our loved ones will reap some benefit from our endeavours. But assuming that we don’t manage to spend all the fruits of our labours, the taxman is lurking. And he will take a sizeable chunk if we don’t plan sensibly.   The…

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…

Fiona Mann
6th April 2022 2022-23 Tax Rates

Summary of tax rates, allowances, etc, for the new tax year, as announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP, plus a brief commentary from our tax group: Whitings LLP tax card 2022