1.8m couples benefit from extra tax relief

1.8m couples benefit from extra tax relief

HMRC has confirmed that almost 1.8m couples across the UK have benefitted from the marriage allowance and are saving up to £252 a year. The marriage allowance is available to qualifying married couples and those in a civil partnership where a spouse or civil...
Expenses you can and cannot claim against property rents

Expenses you can and cannot claim against property rents

If you are a landlord, it is important that you are aware of expenses you can and cannot claim from your rental income. As a rule, these expenses must be wholly and exclusively for the purposes of renting out the property in question. In some circumstances part...
Rent-a-room: letting as office accommodation

Rent-a-room: letting as office accommodation

The rent-a-room scheme is a set of special rules designed to help homeowners who rent-a-room in their home. The current tax-free threshold of £7,500 per year has been in place since 6 April 2016. Homeowners using this scheme should ensure that rents received...
Reporting foreign income for UK tax purposes

Reporting foreign income for UK tax purposes

Income Tax is generally payable on taxable income received by individuals including earnings from employment, earnings from self-employment, pensions income, interest on most savings, dividend income, rental income and trust income. The tax rules for foreign income...
Childcare top-up to cover summer activities

Childcare top-up to cover summer activities

As the school holidays fast approach, many parents face having to organise extra school holiday childcare over the summer months.  HMRC is reminding working families that the Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme can help if you have children aged up to 11 years old...
Replacement of domestic items relief

Replacement of domestic items relief

The replacement of domestic items relief has been in place since April 2016. The relief allows landlords to claim tax relief when they replace movable furniture, furnishings, appliances and kitchenware in a rental property. The allowance is available for the cost of...