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Business tax

Practical guidance, commentary and support on the taxation of business, including: capital allowances, entrepreneurs relief and corporation tax, as well as the taxation of partnerships, the self-employed and charities.

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Business implications of Budget 2018

The Chancellor faced a tough job to reassure businesses and while some measures, such as the increase in Annual Investment Allowance and the business rates relief are welcome, Iain Wright, director of corporate and regional engagement at ICAEW, concludes that increasing national debt shows the fragility of the recovery and the uncertainty arising from Brexit.

TAXguide 15/18: The cash basis for traders and landlords

In this practical TAXguide Sarah Bradford, director of Writetax and editor of Small Business Tax and Finance, explores the cash basis of assessment as it applies to traders and landlords. Read a summary here, Tax Faculty members can download the full guide.

MTD for business overview

HMRC's vision to digitalise the UK tax system is well underway. The transformation will start with Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT from April 2019.

TAXguide 12/18: Charities tax

In this TAXguide Paul Bater discusses developments concerning the direct and indirect tax treatment of charitable and other non-profit making organisations, including the latest in charitable giving.

Entrepreneurs’ relief on disposal of a surgery

Entrepreneurs’ relief is designed to give relief for capital gains tax on the disposal of interests in businesses and this relief may be extended to assets used in those businesses. This article examines the difficulty in obtaining relief for the disposal of a business asset, such as the surgery building, while the business is ongoing.

Intermediate guide to the taxation of UK Trusts

Following on from the popular elementary guide to the taxation of UK trusts, this webinar covers: the inheritance tax regime for relevant property trusts; the impact of the changes to the taxation of dividends; capital gains tax reliefs; and tips on parts of the legislation you may not come across often.

Reflections on entrepreneurs' relief

Farmers have been able to claim entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) on qualifying gains made since 5 April 2008, paying just 10% tax. This article reflects on the conditions with references made to case decisions.

TAXguide 17/18: Partnership tax

In TAXguide 17/18, Andrew Constable answers a selection of the key questions raised by viewers of the Tax Faculty webinar ‘partnership tax’’, broadcast on 8 November 2018.

Partnership tax update

Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) are the structures of choice for a vast range of businesses, from small start-ups to very large professional firms.

Business implications of Autumn Budget 2017

Changes to business rates and reliefs for R&D will be welcome news for firms, says Matthew Rideout, but the Autumn Budget will probably not have a major impact on business who are facing the challenges of Brexit and continuing high inflation.

Research and development tax relief in the UK

Nigel Holmes of tax relief specialist Catax considers research and development tax relief in the UK, the effecting of claiming state funding, R&D expenditure credit and how SMEs can make the most of R&D tax relief and grants side by side

TAXguide 17/18: Partnership tax

In TAXguide 17/18, Andrew Constable answers a selection of the key questions raised by viewers of the Tax Faculty webinar ‘partnership tax’’, broadcast on 8 November 2018.

Taxing the gig economy – what’s the answer?

Jane Moore reports on the June 2018 meeting of Tax Club, which featured experts Jolyon Maugham QC and EY’s Steve Wade. They discussed the tax and employment law angles of the gig economy, including the tax position, the use of intermediaries, and alternatives and solutions.

Employment tax round up - 2018

This webinar aired on 13 February 2018, just before Scotland's major shake-up of income tax. In it payroll consultant Kate Upcraft and ICAEW’s Peter Bickley explore what this means for agents and taxpayers, and look at a myriad of other changes in the payroll arena as we approach the start of the new tax year.