The Chancellor has announced the date for the first Budget in more than a year. What can you expect? What tax adjustments are expected? The Conservatives' manifesto mentioned a 1% increase to R&D tax credits and the structures and buildings allowance, along with a £1,000 increase to the employment allowance. The party promised that it … Continue reading The Budget has been set for 11 March 2020
This will not affect everyone one but if you inherited a property several years ago which you keep as a weekender. You want to retain the property but reduce its value in your estate for inheritance tax purposes. Is it possible to achieve both of these goals? It’s no give-away As you probably know, where … Continue reading How to minimise IHT if you own more than one property
HMRC’s reputation as a Scrooge isn’t always justified. For example, its rules allow for a little seasonal goodwill provided you’re not too generous. How does this apply to gifts for your staff and customers? Giving and receiving There are two sides to the equation for tax on Christmas gifts; one for the giver and the … Continue reading Seasonal gifts – the tax small print
The general election is now just a few days away. What tax policies are the main parties proposing? Conservatives. The headline proposal is the Conservatives’ pledge to keep the corporation tax rate at 19%, having previously planned to reduce it to 17% from April 2020. The Conservatives are offering a 1% increase to R&D tax credits … Continue reading General Election Tax Policies
The Chancellor has announced the date for the first post-Brexit Budget. What can we expect? Whats in store for us? Announcement. Sajid Javid said "This will be the first Budget after leaving the EU. I will be setting out our plan to shape the economy for the future and triggering the start of our infrastructure revolution". What … Continue reading The Budget has been set for 6th November 2019
HMO stands for house in multiple occupation. We've always had these in the UK, but they seem to be a very topical subject at the moment, no doubt due to our chronic housing shortage and their increased cash flow potential. The experience of landlords letting HMOs seems to vary with some enjoying greatly enhance profits … Continue reading Minimising your tax on ‘HMO’ conversions
They want their pond of flesh ever more quickly! Here is a quick summary on the ways that the HMRC require you to pay your taxes due to them. At the post office You won’t be able to pay at the post office from 15 December 2017. you will need to choose a different way … Continue reading How to pay your taxes.
Could this be your new home? The DIY Housebuilders Scheme (Notice VAT431NB for new builds and Notice VAT431C for conversions) allows you to reclaim VAT from HMRC that you have paid out for your project if you are: (1) building a new house (2) converting a building into a new dwelling (3) bringing an existing dwelling that has not … Continue reading VAT Reclaims on New Build and Conversions
Is your property business growing but you are not in full control of your numbers, then we can help. Here at Milestone Management Solutions Ltd we specialise in providing the information for you to make better decisions about your business. Better decisions make increased profits and reduced tax and enhanced cash flows. Are you running … Continue reading Is your property business running you or are you running it?
There are changes on the way in Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for UK residents, they will be required to report and pay for capital gains on residential property within 30 days of the sale. UK resident companies are not affected by these proposed changes. The Basics, currently, a capital gain by UK resident individuals is … Continue reading Proposed changes to CGT – another tax grab!