Telephone advice a reasonable excuse

Telephone advice a reasonable excuse

The First-tier Tribunal (FTT) recently heard an appeal against late filing penalties imposed on both partnership and individual self-assessment returns for 2010-11 and 2011-12. There were also appeals made in respect of the years 2005-6 to 2009-10 but the FTT noted...
Tax on rental profits

Tax on rental profits

A taxpayer, Miss Akan, appealed to the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) against assessments in relation to Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and penalties relating to income arising from, and from her disposal of, 15 Binnie House, London SE1. The underlying facts in this case...
Students working summer jobs

Students working summer jobs

We would like to remind any students that had a summer, job that they may be entitled to claim back any tax overpaid. Students (and other temporary workers) are not required to pay any income tax if their earnings are below the tax-free personal allowance. When...
Allowable costs for property businesses

Allowable costs for property businesses

Costs that can be deducted by individuals that have a property rental business, depend on the type of property that is being rented out. There are three main categories of property business that need to be considered. Residential properties This is by far the most...
How to earn more at the basic rate of tax

How to earn more at the basic rate of tax

Donations made to charity over the course of a tax year can add up and taxpayers should ensure that they keep a proper record of all donations and note them on their tax return. The Gift Aid scheme is available to all UK taxpayers. The recipient charity can claim an...
Help to Buy: ISA scheme

Help to Buy: ISA scheme

The Help to Buy: ISA scheme launched in December 2015 and allows savers to claim a government bonus of 25% on monthly savings of up to £200 towards their first home. The bonus translates to: an extra £50 added to every £200 saved up to a maximum governmental...