Rental business – post cessation transactions

Rental business – post cessation transactions

There are special rules for the taxation of post-cessation transactions after a trade has ceased. The legislation clearly states that the person who receives or is entitled to the post-cessation receipt is the person who is subject to Income Tax or Corporation Tax on...
Tax if you divorce or separate

Tax if you divorce or separate

If you are a couple that is getting separated or divorced, apart from the emotional stress, there are also tax issues that can have significant implications. Whilst this is unlikely to be uppermost in your mind it is important that the tax consequences of the break-up...
Income excluded from a property business

Income excluded from a property business

HMRC publishes a list of income streams that are excluded from a UK property business. The list includes fishing concerns, hotels and guest houses, tied premises, caravan sites, lodgers and tenants in your own home, extra services to tenants and letting surplus trade...
Tariff suspension on certain imports

Tariff suspension on certain imports

The UK government has announced plans to introduce a new tariff suspension scheme. This new scheme will help UK firms become globally competitive. This will be done by allowing companies to request that duties be partially or wholly reduced for a set period. This in...
Importing goods into the UK

Importing goods into the UK

There are special procedures for importing goods into the UK. Following the end of the Brexit transition period, the process for importing goods from the EU effectively mirrors the process for all other international destinations. Businesses, especially those that...
Keeping self-employed tax records

Keeping self-employed tax records

If you are self-employed as a sole trader or as a partner in a business partnership, then you must keep suitable business records as well as separate personal records of your income.  For tax purposes, the business records must be held for at least 5 years from...