Posts By: Ilyas Patel

Stamp Duty on Second Homes

(2 Minute Read) How much Stamp Duty do I need to pay? What is it? Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a tax paid when you purchase a property over a certain value. In April 2016 the Government added a 3% surcharge on SDLT for second homes. The 3% surcharge doesn’t apply to the total… Read more »

Tax Rules on Easter Eggs

(4 Minute Read) Could you be taxed for giving at Easter What is it? Everybody likes to receive an Easter Egg or more…. but there may be tax implications on receiving them. This is because HMRC has different rules on gifts to staff, customers and charities. They also have different rules on gifts from individuals… Read more »

Off-Payroll Working and IR35

(4 Minute Read) Changes to Off-Payroll working and IR35. What is it? Off-Payroll working is when a worker is not on the PAYE payroll. This worker could be providing their services through a Personal Service Company (PSC), which aims to sell their services to an end client. IR35 refers to the sets of legislation that… Read more »

LANDLORDS! No More Mortgage Interest Relief

(3 Minute Read) Final changes to Mortgage Relief for landlords. Is it time to transfer to a limited company? What is it? Relief on mortgage interest for landlords is being scrapped. The changes mean that all finance costs, not just mortgage costs, will no longer be an allowable expense. Instead you will have to make… Read more »

VAT Domestic Reverse Charge

(6 Minute Read) New rules for VAT in the construction industry. What is it? The VAT Domestic Reverse Charge is the new way VAT is handled in the construction industry. This new system has been designed to reduce fraud in the construction industry. It works by stopping VAT being collected as work is done along… Read more »

Budget 2021: Key points

(8 Minute Read) What the budget means for you in a nutshell Personal Tax. Increase in personal allowance in 2021/22 up to £12,570, then frozen at that level until at least 2026. Higher Rate threshold increased to £50,270, and frozen at this level. There are no changes in the ISA subscription limit, meaning you will… Read more »

End of year tax tips!

(9 Minute Read) Key tax information to help you get planning before 5th April 2021. Income Tax. Personal Savings Allowance (PSA) means that the first £1,000 of interest on savings is tax free for standard rate payers. For higher rate tax payers the allowance is £500, and for additional rate payers there is no allowance. The… Read more »

Tax Efficient Pensions

(4 Minute Read) Key information on pension contributions! What is it? If you are a UK taxpayer you can get tax relief on pension contributions of up to 100% of you earnings, or £40,000 whichever is lower. This means that some money that would otherwise go the tax man will instead go to your pension… Read more »

Extra Bounce Back Loan Support

(4 Minute Read) Save money on your Bounce Back Loan! What is it? The Chancellor has announced new ways for your Bounce Back Loan (BBL) repayments to become more flexible. These are the “Pay as You Grow” options, and will help to protect businesses though the COVID-19 pandemic, and the vaccine roll out. The BBL… Read more »

Stamp Duty Holiday

(3 Minute Read) The holiday that could save you money! What is it? In July 2020 the Chancellor, our mate Rishi Sunak, announced an SDLT holiday. This is good news for people buying property, but also for spouses transferring property between themselves. Normally, if spouses want to transfer property between themselves then this is not… Read more »