As Benjamin Franklin said, the only things certain in life are death and taxes. Inheritance tax touches on both. Inheritance tax is the tax paid on the estate, including all property, possessions and money (after inheritance tax allowances are deducted) left when someone dies. The more advance planning you can do provides more options and notice to ensure you and your loved ones receive the very best advice on how to minimise any tax implications. Money given away before you die is still usually counted as part of your estate and therefore subject to IHT if you die within seven years of giving the gift. So early planning of how to pass on your assets does play an important role. If you would like to find out more, please contact us and we will ensure you receive the specialist advice you require.
With increasing numbers of people working from home and wanting to create a separation between their work space and home space, we are often asked what the tax implications of building a garden office are. As with many aspects it may depend on how your business is set up; being a sole trader, operating as a limited company and vat registration all impact how this may affect you, so it is best to get specialist advice tailored to your own situation. In the best case you may be able to effectively reduce the actual cost by over 30%. Please contact us if you would like to find out more.
A will is a legal document that sets out the instructions for what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die. As many as 60% of people are estimated not to have wills. If you haven’t left a will, the law decides how your estate is passed on and this may not be in accordance with your wishes. You are also able to say who should look after your dependents: if you don’t, the decision could be left to the family courts. You are of course free to write your will yourself, but it is a legally binding document and if it isn’t prepared properly, it may not be valid. Please contact us if you would like us to review your current will or draft a new will.
When you provide your complete information, we guarantee to let you know how much (or little) you owe within two weeks.
Also if you owe less than £3,000, we may be able to have the tax collected through your paye code and if HMRC owe you, then the sooner you will have the funds.
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The ISA deadline is looming, you only have until 5 April to use your tax free £20,000 allowance. Don’t miss out!
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Following the 31 January 2019 deadline to submit personal tax returns HMRC will now be issuing tax code notices for the 2019-20 tax year. If you receive one it is important you read it and review the inclusions to ensure it is correct. If you would like assistance in checking and understanding your tax code or advising on changes required to your tax code please contact us. Likewise if you think your tax code should include certain items but doesn’t.
Issues with tax codes can bring surprises at the end of the year!