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  • Offshore income and the RTC rule

    Newsletter issue - April 2018. HMRC are getting noticeably tougher on those who try to evade tax by hiding their assets or income offshore. They are increasing the size and range of penalties charged, and increasing the number of prosecutions of serious evaders. Broadly, a UK-resident taxpayer has a responsibility to notify HMRC of any…Read More

  • Wales ready for tax changes

    Newsletter issue - April 2018. The Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales take responsibility for some of the taxes paid in Wales in April 2018. Three taxes in Wales are affected by the partial devolvement: Stamp duty land tax; Landfill tax; and Income tax. Land transaction tax (LTT) From 1 April 2018, Land…Read More

  • Finance Act 2018 changes affecting partnerships

    Newsletter issue - April 2018. Finance Act 2018, which received Royal Assent on 15 March 2018, enacts several changes affecting the taxation of partnerships, most of which apply for the 2018-19 tax year onwards. The changes will be relevant to general and limited partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) carrying on business with a view to…Read More

  • NMW and NLW increases take effect

    Newsletter issue - April 2018. New rates for the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) (aged 25 and over) apply from 1 April 2018, and employers must ensure that they implement them accordingly. The rates are as follows: 25 and over - £7.83 per hour; 21 - to 24-year-olds - £7.38 an…Read More

  • April questions and answers

    Newsletter issue - April 2018. Q. I have traded through a two-man partnership for many years, but my partner has recently announced that he has decided to leave. I intend to continue trading as a sole trader. We have agreed an outgoing payment, which includes amounts for various items but mainly consists of plant and…Read More

  • April key tax dates

    Newsletter issue - April 2018. 5 - End of 2017/18 tax year. Last day to use up your annual exemptions for capital gains tax, inheritance tax and ISA's 6 - Start of the 2018/19 tax year 14 - Return and payment of CT61 tax due for quarter to 31 March 2018 19/22 - PAYE/NIC, student…Read More

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