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HMRC’s tax app

HMRC’s tax app

A free HMRC tax app is available to taxpayers.

The APP can be used to see:

your tax code and National Insurance number
an estimate of the tax you need to pay
your income and benefits
up to 12 future tax credits payments
your Unique Taxpayer

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Last chance to claim enhanced capital allowances

Last chance to claim enhanced capital allowances

There is a special scheme known as the enhanced capital allowances (ECA) scheme for energy-saving technologies. The ECA scheme enables a business to claim accelerated tax relief 100% first year allowances (FYA) on qualifying energy efficient and

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Furnished holiday let qualifying tests

Furnished holiday let qualifying tests

The furnished holiday let (FHL) rules allow holiday lettings of properties that meet certain conditions to be treated as a trade for certain tax purposes.

In order to qualify as a furnished holiday letting, the following criteria need to be

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Tax when partnership assets are distributed in kind

Tax when partnership assets are distributed in kind

Partnerships are treated as transparent for Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This means that each partner is responsible for their share of any capital gains arising on the disposal of their interests in the assets of the partnership. Each partner is treated

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Increase in National Living Wage?

Increase in National Living Wage?

An independent review into the evidence on minimum wage rates has been published by the government. The review concludes that increases in the National Living Wage (NLW) have little effect on employment whilst significantly increasing the earnings of

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Waivers of remuneration

Waivers of remuneration

A waiver of remuneration happens when a director or an employee gives up their right to salary or other cash remuneration and gets nothing in return. Where the employee gets a non-cash benefit in return, this is called a salary sacrifice.

The

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