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Off-payroll working in the private sector

The off-payroll working rules have been mired in controversy, and they will extend to the private sector next month.  Since being rolled out to the public sector in April 2017, HMRC has lost five out of six high-profile tribunals against celebrities.   TV host...

Capital gains tax in 2020/21

Capital gains tax kicks in when you profit from the sale of something you own, usually property, shares or possessions. The key point to remember is that this tax applies on the profit you make from the sale, not how much you sold it for. What you pay usually depends...

Corporation tax: Ways to reduce your bill

Anyone who is involved with running a limited company will know corporation tax as a levy on company profits made in a tax year. Corporation tax is deducted at a flat rate of 19% in 2019/20 and last year it netted the Treasury £55.1 billion - up 2% on the previous...

Self-assessment deadlines for 2018/19

Self-assessment season always kicks off at Stapletons as soon as the new tax year gets under way on 6 April.  While it’s our preference to sort tax returns for our clients as early as possible, a raft of relevant self-assessment deadlines are almost upon us.  This...

How to reduce inheritance tax

Only around 5% of estates in the UK are liable for inheritance tax before being distributed to any beneficiaries or causes. That may sound like very few, but it should have been a key consideration for around 24,500 estates that had it deducted in 2015/16. Those...

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