Gifts out of income are not taken into account for IHT

A more generous inheritance tax exemption applies where the donor can prove that he or she is not transferring capital but is making gifts out of their income. There are detailed conditions for this exemption to apply requiring records to be kept of income and...

Collecting unpaid tax for 2017/18 through your PAYE coding

Under certain circumstances, it is possible to arrange the collection of unpaid tax through your PAYE coding rather than making a balancing payment on 31 January. This will depend upon the amount outstanding and the amount of income taxable under PAYE. There is a...

Gifts to charity

Where possible, higher rate taxpayers should “Gift Aid” any payments to charity to provide additional¬†benefit to the charity and for the individual to obtain additional tax relief on the payment. For example, where an individual makes a ¬£20 cash donation...

Check your pension savings annual allowance

HMRC have updated their guidance on the rules for carrying forward the unused pension savings annual allowance, together with a calculator on their website. For most taxpayers, the maximum amount of pension savings that qualifies for tax relief each tax year is...

Time to declare offshore income gains and assets, warns HMRC

HMRC is uring UK taxpayers to come forward and declare any foreign income or profits on offshore assess before 30 September to avoid higher tax penalties. New legislation called ‘Requirement to Correct’ requires UK taxpayers to notify HMRC about any...

What is the 2019 loan charge?

This is a tax charge on any outstanding loans that exist as a result of a disguised remuneration tax avoidance scheme. It applies to any loans that were taken out under a disguised remuneration scheme since 6 April 1999. The most common schemes were Employee Funded...