Tax Blog

MANSION TAX ?

With a general election on the distant horizon the possibility of a ‘mansion tax’ is once more on the agenda. While everyone will have their own view on whether such a tax is a good idea or not, it is…
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RESTRICTION OF UK PERSONAL ALLOWANCE ?

This years Budget saw the Government announce that it would consult on whether entitlement to the UK Personal Allowance should be restricted for non-residents and how this might be achieved. At present many non-residents are perfectly entitled to claim the…
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INHERITANCE TAX & BUSINESS PROPERTY

Many shareholders and business owners are under the reasonable but erroneous impression that they do not need to think too deeply about inheritance tax because their company or business will be fully covered by Inheritance Tax Business Property Relief. This…
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THE STOPWATCH & THE 5 STEPS TO BEAT IT

A stopwatch starts ticking on the day after you die.  It stops just over 6 months later.  That is the day your family must pay the inheritance tax due on your estate.  If your family needs to obtain probate, and…
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“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.”  Bertrand Russell This blog is for those who are inclined to think now …. and die somewhat later. It is designed for individuals, people, as Bertrand Russell might…
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