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Personal tax

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to personal taxation, covering areas including: capital gains tax, income tax, inheritance tax, pensions, residence and domicile, savings and investments and trusts.

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Making the most of capital losses

The end of the tax year is approaching. A reduction to the capital gains tax annual exempt amount is imminent. This may be a good time for taxpayers to take stock of available capital losses, and ensure they have been claimed, says Mei Lim Cooper.

Reflections on the MTD ITSA deferral

The impact of the December 2022 announcement that the introduction of Making Tax Digital income tax self assessment (MTD ITSA) is being delayed (again) and phased is starting to sink in. Caroline Miskin shares her thoughts on how policy and implementation should develop.

Income tax basis periods - all change from 2023

April 2023 will bring a major shake-up of the rules dictating when trading profits of unincorporated businesses are subject to income tax. Emma Rawson, ATT Technical Officer at Bloomsbury Professional Online, explores the changes and explains what steps can be taken now.

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Pension scheme strategies

Advice on tax planning for pension schemes, written for anyone who advises or runs a family or owner-managed company.

What are the tax rates and changes for 2023/24?

With three ‘fiscal events’ this Autumn alone, now is a good time to take stock of the tax changes coming in 2023/24. Whilst we don’t have a complete picture of all taxes, and there may be more information in the March 2023 Spring Budget, we have summarised how to advise so far.

Making the most of capital losses

The end of the tax year is approaching. A reduction to the capital gains tax annual exempt amount is imminent. This may be a good time for taxpayers to take stock of available capital losses, and ensure they have been claimed, says Mei Lim Cooper.

Tax news in brief 6 July

Highlights from the broader tax news for the week ending 6 July 2022, including: L-Day; tax credit renewals; ID for government gateway; HMRC survey on forms; residence indicator tool; CHIEF closed to new importers; and an updated partial exemption toolkit.

Changes to the inheritance tax reporting rules

Changes to the excepted estate rules announced this year will apply from January 1, 2022. ICAEW technical editor Lindsey Wicks looks at the effects as more than 90% of non-taxpaying estates will no longer have to complete full inheritance tax accounts.

Gift Aid, loans and loan waivers

HMRC now allows charities to claim gift aid on waived loans if specific conditions are met and the donation is gift aid eligible. Find out how to get it right and structure the gift to maximise the benefit to donor and charity.

Two registers to watch out for

As we all know by now, the Trust Registration Service was set up in 2017, as part of a worldwide drive to reduce money laundering. Although this was done as part of a European initiative, it was agreed as part of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement that this would be maintained in future. However, another register has been introduced with very little notice or publicity.