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  • Disbursements and the treatment of VAT
    9th October 2017

    Disbursements and the treatment of VAT

    A recent First Tier Tax Tribunal (FTT) case involving Brabners LLP, a conveyancing firm, has highlighted a possible risk regarding the VAT treatment of disbursements for Professional services firms including lawyers, accountants as well as conveyancing firms.
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  • Brexit planning: could you use an EU hub company?
    27th September 2017

    Brexit planning: could you use an EU hub company?

    We’re increasingly working with companies that are looking to the future after Brexit. They could already have EU operations or they might be planning to expand into Europe. One solution we’ve been exploring is to use an EU hub company that could theoretically protect against EU tariffs.
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  • Autumn Budget – Tolling of the second death knell for the EIS?
    25th September 2017

    Autumn Budget – Tolling of the second death knell for the EIS?

    The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is a tax relief which enables individual investors to invest in small and medium-sized companies (broadly with up to 250 employees and £15 million of assets for standard qualifying companies seeking capital to fund qualifying trading operations) in return for generous tax reliefs.
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  • Tax implications of helping your child fund their first home
    22nd September 2017

    Tax implications of helping your child fund their first home

    With the combination of high house prices, the high cost of living and increasing levels of student debt, parents, grandparents and other relatives are now donating more and more towards the cost of the fledgling’s first home with the average donation well in excess of £20,000, if not higher.
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  • Capital Allowances, to claim or not to claim, that is the question.
    18th September 2017

    Capital Allowances, to claim or not to claim, that is the question.

    The common forms of Capital Allowances available on plant and machinery currently comprise Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) of up to £200,000 per annum and Writing Down Allowance (WDA), set at 18% per annum. These are the maximum allowances available, but is it always wise to claim them?
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