Member Since: 20th Jul 2009
5th Apr 2019
Nicholson v HMRC
Income tax - appeal against closure notice - whether payments to son as wages whist at university were deductible as an expense wholly and exclusively incurred for the purposes of trade - on the facts no - whether HMRC amendments correct - yes - appeal dismissed - amendments confirmed
5th Apr 2019
I think you actually need legal advice - it would appear on the face of it that this is a refusal to make a 'reasonable adjustment' for Equality Act purposes (however, it may be that the detail in their refusal letter covers why this is considered a reasonable - therefore allowable - PCP). Nevertheless, that places it squarely in the solicitors' domain. Many firms will give an initial free or low cost consultation, and Citizen's Advice may also be able to help you. I'm sorry this is happening. It really shouldn't in this day and age... sometimes I despair.
28th Mar 2019
What precisely do you imagine that Lorraine Kelly did that was "wrong". She is not avoiding tax - she is a genuinely self-employed person (although the decision was only at First-tier it was comprensively analysed and full reasons given for the tribunal's decision). It is very easy to sling around accusations because you are not aware of the full situation (hence all the current bunk about the very rich ALL avoiding tax like crazy... yes, some do, most - our clients (using the royal "we" here) - pay the correct amount based on their individual circumstances). Tax evasion is criminal and it appears that your tenant has crossed that line, but please don't judge someone (who was just held by a tribunal to be correct in their assessment of their tax position) by the same yardstick.
20th Mar 2019
Tim, I thought the OP said the company would be a UK incorporated company? (I've probably misunderstood, in which case, as you were...)
15th Feb 2019
You need to consider the pre-owned assets tax rules in Sch 15, FA 2004 quite carefully
25th Jan 2019
There is now a £25k limit, if you read down to the bottom of CG64115, and ER treatment is by no means assured unless a liquidator is used (see s.1030A CTA 2010 & CTM36220)
13th Dec 2018
I'm working at home today and can barely hear myself think over the blissful snoring of my two... they're lying in the hall, all eight paws in the air, chasing dream bunny rabbits after their walk in the woods with Mr Slipknot this morning... they might wake up for a little light woofing practice a bit later.
I wish I could take them to the (proper) office with me every day, but alas, I am informed that two flatcoated retrievers constitutes an attractive nuisance (i.e. no-one would get any work done, because they're too busy tickling tummies and having sneaky snuggles)... and apparently, people actually like to eat the lunch they bring in, not gift it to two furry little blaggers <3 <3 <3
13th Dec 2018
Agree with all of the above. It is completely unreasonable of your employer to expect you to take work calls (especially as - from your description of your situation - it sounds as though these could quickly devolve into you working full time whilst signed-off for much needed recuperation.)
I just wanted to add that you aren't alone - I have suffered from depression and stress in the past, and I'm sure many others here have also.
You're NOT alone.
You're NOT weak, or defective.
Your health and wellbeing ARE important.
Please take good care of yourself (and as other peope have said.. it wouldn't hurt to dust off the old cv, when you feel up to it)
21st Nov 2018
result! I salute you, brave experimenters :-)
15th Nov 2018
Becoming by Michelle Obama...
Proof positive (were it needed) that the world lost a brilliant, kind, erudite, compassionate, intelligent leader and his brilliant, beautiful, delightful wife in 2016, and replaced them with
their polar opposite - the ghastly orange toilet scrapings of the universe...
(her book is VERY good :-))