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  • Using tax to keep employees healthy

    Newsletter issue - June 2018. The adverse effects of being inactive can of course have a major impact on health and wellbeing. According to a recent government report, workers can spend up to three-quarters of their day sitting down, which contributes to a range of preventable health conditions, including the two leading causes of workplace…Read More

  • Investors' relief

    Newsletter issue - June 2018.At the time of the 2016 Spring Budget, the government announced that the existing capital gains tax (CGT) entrepreneurs' relief would be extended to certain long-term investors in unlisted trading companies who had subscribed for their shares. However, when the Finance Bill 2016 was published a few days later, it became…Read More

  • IT contractor wins IR35 case

    Newsletter issue - June 2018.The confusion over HMRC's application of the IR35 legislation continues after an IT contractor successfully appealed to the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) against a tax charge of some £26,000 in connection with a project he was working on with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). In Jensal Software Ltd v…Read More

  • Corporate offences guidance updated

    Newsletter issue - June 2018.HMRC's guidance on corporate offences for failing to prevent criminal facilitation of tax evasion has recently been updated to include information about self-reporting a company or partnership that has facilitated such an offence. All corporate entities need to be aware of the two new offences that were introduced by the Criminal…Read More

  • June questions and answers

    Newsletter issue - June 2018.Q. I use my own car for business. My employer reimburses me 20p per mile. In 2017/18 I travelled 15,000 on business. I am a basic rate taxpayer. Can I claim any tax relief for the use of my car? A. There's a statutory tax exemption for Mileage Allowance Payments (MAPs),…Read More

  • June key tax dates

    Newsletter issue - June 2018. 19/22 - PAYE/NIC, student loan and CIS deductions due for month to 5/6/2018.Read More

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