Member Since: 6th Oct 2016
23rd Nov 2020
You have to be 18 to own a land or property in the UK. Therefore if they wish to do this a formal trust would have to be set up. So yes, advice from a solicitor etc will be required.
16th Jan 2019
A loss is available to offset against for NIC purposes as well as IT - see HMRC NI manual at NIM24610.
If the loss for IT is not claimed against other trading income it is available to carry forward against future trading profits, even where the loss for IT is not carried forward.
For the self employed, Class 4 does not count towards state pension and other benefits, only the class 2 does.
20th Dec 2018
You can also use "quick parts" in outlook or word. Type your greeting, highlight it and then find "quick parts" on the insert menu and select "save selection to quick part gallery" giving it a short name such as say "xmas".
Then whenever you want the sentence in an email just type the name (xmas) and F3 and it will magically appear.
You have to save separately in outlook and word but it can be used for short sentences or lengthy narratives that you use regularly.
If I type "q" F3 then I get "If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me." and "MA" F3 gives me marriage allowance explanation and hyperlink.
The paragraphs can all be edited as normal, once inserted.
I use it all the time and have dozens of standard paragraphs and explanations saved.
You can also save quick parts icon to the quick access toolbar.
28th Sep 2018
Whilst I don't usually experience problems getting estimated income etc removed from codes. As I practice I have instigated the standard as ticking the box on page TR6 to say "do not collect any unpaid tax that is likely in 2018/19 via tax code adjustment in 2018/19".
There are obviously some clients who prefer to pay through the year and for those we untick the box, once it has been discussed with them.
3rd Sep 2018
The case of the Stuntman in Parsons v HMRC should be reviewed as I think this is more in line with your case than Prince v Mapp.
11th Jul 2018
Thank you all.
Concerning the ongoing 10% deduction, I thought it was completely abolished as well. However, the HMRC Tax Return notes for 2017/18 state on page TRG 7 states that it is still available under certain conditions: -
"If you receive a UK pension for former service to
an overseas government, only 90% of the basic
pension is taxable in the UK. Take 10% off the
value of the pension before you put the amount in
The territories are:
• any country forming part of Her Majesty’s
• any Commonwealth country (excluding the UK)
• any territory under Her Majesty’s protection"
But as the UN pension is paid from the US this wouldn't apply anyway.
17th May 2018
We also use Adobe/echo sign which our clients find very easy to use as there is no need to setup passwords etc..
The only clients that have had an issue are those with very old computers and those who stuggle with everything computer based.
It is also an inexpensive option.
15th Dec 2017
I became a tax specialist in the 1980's and enjoyed the mix of maths and law. However, now particularly with SA and what that means to the excessive work load in January I would love to be able to leave tax altogether.
Tax staff generally feel demoralised and undervalued by clients and their accountant colleagues, which is such a shame.
When my friends' teenagers have been looking for work experience and talking about career options, I have actively discouraged them from accounting in general and told them to not even consider taxation.
27th Sep 2017
I cannot comment on the EU element of the claim. However, VAT can be reclaimed on a proportion of the 45p/25p per mile based upon the appropriate HMRC advisory fuel rate for the size of engine and type of fuel. These can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/advisory-fuel-rates
Note that new rates are published every quarter.
27th Sep 2017
Both in my current firm and my previous one we used Abbey Tax and I have always found them helpful and not aware of any issues from my numerous colleagues either over claims etc.. In addition, they have provided guidance over how to handle particularly difficult issues with HMRC enquiries.
They also have a helpline covering all the taxes that has again proved helpful and informative.