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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.

In this section

TAXguide 01/17: Let property

This TAXguide provides guidance on the tax issues connected with let property from the point of view of the landlord. It concentrates on residential property and is aimed at practitioners who are advising individuals who have bought property as an investment, rather than commercial property development businesses. Read a summary here, Tax Faculty members can download the full guide.

TAXguide 07/18: Deemed domicile changes – trust protections

Finance (No 2) Act 2017 introduced significant changes to the taxation of foreign domiciliaries. In TAXguide 06/18 ICAEW, STEP, the CIOT and the Law Society have published questions and draft suggested answers to highlight and consider areas of uncertainty in the statutory provisions for trust protections. Read a summary and download the full guide.

TAXguide 06/18: Rebasing and CGT foreign capital losses election

Finance (No 2) Act 2017 introduced significant changes to the taxation of foreign domiciliaries. In TAXguide 06/18 ICAEW, STEP, the CIOT and the Law Society have published questions and draft suggested answers to highlight and consider areas of uncertainty in the statutory provisions for rebasing and the changes to the CGT foreign capital losses election. Read a summary and download the full guide.

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.

MTD for individuals

MTD for individuals is centred around the Personal Tax Account (PTA) which already has many of the services needed by PAYE taxpayers. HMRC continues to improve and develop the PTA.

MTD and income tax

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for income tax will not be mandated until April 2020 at the earliest and much of the detail of the requirements is still unknown. Here ICAEW's Tax Faculty outlines how it is likely to work and the progress of the pilots.

TAXguide 13/18: IHT on overseas property

Finance (No 2) Act 2017 introduced significant changes to the taxation of foreign domiciliaries. In TAXguide 13/18 ICAEW, STEP, the CIOT and the Law Society have published questions and draft suggested answers to highlight and consider areas of uncertainty in the statutory provisions covering the extension of inheritance tax (IHT). Read a summary here and download the full guide.

TAXguide 01/17: Let property

This TAXguide provides guidance on the tax issues connected with let property from the point of view of the landlord. It concentrates on residential property and is aimed at practitioners who are advising individuals who have bought property as an investment, rather than commercial property development businesses. Read a summary here, Tax Faculty members can download the full guide.

TAXtalk May 2018

IHT is the flavour of the month, the Resolution Foundation published their take on it last week proposing a capital acquisition tax, the OTS is looking at simplification and the Chancellor promised a consultation on the taxation of trusts which will inevitably include IHT. Are they each going to come up with a different solution?

Setting the scene for 2018

Another hectic tax return deadline has been and gone and, while accountants worked right up to the deadline, all returns were hopefully in on time. Now we can start to look ahead to what 2018 might bring us.

ICAEW issues pensions glossary to reduce complexity

Recent reforms have given individuals more choice as to how to manage their pensions. However, the changes have made understanding pensions more difficult for members of the public. ICAEW has explained some of the newest terminology and the most commonly used terms by producing a glossary of definitions to ensure that everyone can get to grips with the options available to them.

Principal private residence relief

TAXguide 07/19: A Guide to Principal Private Residence relief

Questions around the tax treatment of someone’s principal private residence (PPR) arise with some frequency and all too often the answer is not as straightforward as might first appear. This guide considers the core rules, the traps and the key items to be aware of to help clients through this area of tax law.

Brothers' tax dilema on widow’s cottage

A recent Tax Discussion Group debated the options for two brothers as they decide how to approach the sale of the cottage where their mother lives.

TAXguide 07/18: Deemed domicile changes – trust protections

Finance (No 2) Act 2017 introduced significant changes to the taxation of foreign domiciliaries. In TAXguide 06/18 ICAEW, STEP, the CIOT and the Law Society have published questions and draft suggested answers to highlight and consider areas of uncertainty in the statutory provisions for trust protections. Read a summary and download the full guide.

TAXguide 06/18: Rebasing and CGT foreign capital losses election

Finance (No 2) Act 2017 introduced significant changes to the taxation of foreign domiciliaries. In TAXguide 06/18 ICAEW, STEP, the CIOT and the Law Society have published questions and draft suggested answers to highlight and consider areas of uncertainty in the statutory provisions for rebasing and the changes to the CGT foreign capital losses election. Read a summary and download the full guide.

TAXguide 05/18: Cleansing of mixed funds

Finance (No 2) Act 2017 introduced significant changes to the taxation of foreign domiciliaries. In TAXguide 05/18 ICAEW, STEP, the CIOT and the Law Society have published questions and draft suggested answers to highlight and consider areas of uncertainty in the statutory provisions for cleansing of mixed funds. Read a summary and download the full guide.

TAXguide 07/19: A Guide to Principal Private Residence relief

Questions around the tax treatment of someone’s principal private residence (PPR) arise with some frequency and all too often the answer is not as straightforward as might first appear. This guide considers the core rules, the traps and the key items to be aware of to help clients through this area of tax law.

Capital allowances

This webinar provides illustrative examples and practical tips on how to maximise capital allowances and take advantage of the reliefs available.

TAXguide 18/18: Small business tax issues

In TAXguide 18/18, Rebecca Benneyworth explores the recent tax changes affecting small businesses, and looks at the impact of the more recent changes to dividend taxation and the rate of corporation tax. The full guide can be downloaded by Tax Faculty members and Faculties Online subscribers.

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.

TAXtalk May 2018

IHT is the flavour of the month, the Resolution Foundation published their take on it last week proposing a capital acquisition tax, the OTS is looking at simplification and the Chancellor promised a consultation on the taxation of trusts which will inevitably include IHT. Are they each going to come up with a different solution?