Posts Categorized: Friday Tax Tip’s

FREE Champagne From The Taxman

Treat your employees with tax-free champagnes this holiday season ! As long as it doesn’t exceed the trivial benefit threshold and certain conditions are met, your other presents could also be tax-free ! THE RULES   The cost of providing the benefit should not exceed £50 per employee The benefit is not a cash or cash… Read more »

Weird And Wonderful Things With Family Companies

There is a misconception that “Family Investment Companies” are complicated and are only relevant to rich families. However, this is clearly not the case ! A Family Investment is simply a company where the shares are held by family members. It’s possible that one can do weird and wonderful things with the share capital, but this… Read more »

Get On Your Bike

You can get a bike and cycling equipment worth up to £1,000. Here’s how . . . The HMRC “Cycle-to-Work” scheme allows you to enter into a hire agreement with your employer or your business in order to pay back the amount. This is typically done through monthly salary sacrifice over the period of 12… Read more »

Tax Savings For Employees And Directors

  6 Things You Need To Know 1. Season ticket loan If you are a commuter, you can ask your employer if they can give you a tax-free loan to buy your season ticket. 2. Pool cars Use a pool car for occasional business travel if your employer provides these. 3. Childcare schemes and tax credits… Read more »

Tax-free Mileage Allowance of 60p

The approved HMRC mileage allowance payment is a maximum of 45p per mile. This means that you can pay your directors and employees the maximum amount for using their own vehicles for business journeys. You can also pay your employees more than the HMRC’s approved rates of 45p for the first 10,000 miles and 25p… Read more »

Pay Less Tax On Savings And Investments

6 Things You Need To Know Transfer Assets – If your wife or husband is paying a lower rate of tax than you do, you can transfer your savings and investments to them in order to pay less income tax. Dividend Allowance – The first £5,000 you receive in dividends is tax-free. Basic-rate taxpayers will pay 7.5%… Read more »

Tax Free Profits On Property

7 Things You Need To Know   Rent-A-Room – Rent-a-Room Relief that lets you receive £7,500 in rent, each year tax-free. It applies if you rent out furnished accommodation in your own home. This includes landlords, bed & breakfasts, and guest houses. The income limit covers everything that you charge your tenants as part of the rental service including… Read more »

Find Your Long Lost … Pension

The Pension Tracing Service is a useful resource service for savers concerned about forgotten pensions. A million people have now used the free government service in order to track down their lost pension savings. The service has links to more than 320,000 pension-scheme administrators which you can use to search for your forgotten pension. You can search… Read more »

Save On Your Care Costs

The average cost of staying in a care home is around £30,000 a year and many won’t be able to rely on the state to pick up the bill. Alongside with this, is the increase in ageing population and longer life expectancy. This means that you might end up facing some hefty bills in your… Read more »

Tax-Free Rental Income

The government’s Rent-a-Room scheme allows you to earn up to £7,500 per year tax free by letting out furnished accommodation in your home. You don’t have to do anything as you will be automatically exempted from tax on your rental income.   You can also opt in to the scheme at any time if: you… Read more »