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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...

Tax changes affecting landlords

It’s no secret that Devon and Cornwall are hotbeds for landlords with residential portfolios. Dig a little deeper and you will find many of those buy-to-let landlords are having to adapt to a raft of recently introduced tax measures. Mortgage interest relief Changes...

What next for auto-enrolment?

It’s fair to say that auto-enrolment, the Government’s workplace pension scheme, has been a big success since its introduction back in October 2012. Six-and-a-half years have now passed, since when more than 10 million employees have been automatically enrolled into...

Tax changes for 2019/20

With the UK experiencing its warmest February day on record last month, spring is in the air and with it comes a raft of tax changes for 2019/20. Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed these back in December when announcing his Budget 2018, but there was an elephant in...

Xero: your perfect business partner

When we speak to business owners, and we have talked to a lot of them during self-assessment season recently, one of the most pressing issues for them is lack of time. They talk about finding that elusive work/life balance so they can spend time with the family or...

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