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  • Financial Focus On...Charitable bequests can benefit beneficiaries too
    19th May 2017

    Financial Focus On...Charitable bequests can benefit beneficiaries too

    There is a sometimes overlooked rate of Inheritance Tax (IHT) of 36% (instead of the usual 40%) which is available on Estates that give a certain amount of their net worth to charity. Interestingly, this reduced rate of IHT can generate a “golden band” where both the charity and the beneficiaries are better off.
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  • Employee Fraud – The ‘How-to-Guide’ for the Potential Fraudster
    16th May 2017

    Employee Fraud – The ‘How-to-Guide’ for the Potential Fraudster

    Employee fraud remains a significant threat and cost to owner managed businesses with one in four admitting to being a victim of employee theft.
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  • Making Tax Digital – Important Changes to the Way You Deal With HMRC
    25th April 2017

    Making Tax Digital – Important Changes to the Way You Deal With HMRC

    Due to the election, the Government has announced that it has taken the 'Making Tax Digital' reforms out of the current Finance Bill that is making it's way through Parliament. However, we fully expect it to go back in once the election is out of the way.
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  • Financial Focus On...Wacky Races
    20th April 2017

    Financial Focus On...Wacky Races

    I had my car in for its annual MOT recently and had the usual query as to whether my car’s number plate meant anything (it was a geeky present from my wife). Shortly thereafter, as he attacked the underside of my car with a hammer to see if it would fall apart, the conversation with the vehicle inspector turned to personalised registrations in general, the best ones we had seen (Jimmy Tarbuck’s COM1C for example), and especially as they are so popular, how they are taxed.
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  • Remuneration planning for company owners for the 2016/17 tax year
    15th March 2017

    Remuneration planning for company owners for the 2016/17 tax year

    It’s that time of year again – the 5 April tax year-end is fast approaching. If you haven’t considered whether you’ve made full use of your allowances, you are running out of time to do so.
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