Personal tax

5 mistakes commonly made when completing a personal tax return

We are heading towards January which can only mean one thing for most self-employed people, yes it's tax return time. In the spirit of festive ... [more]

Can I claiming for food and drink when working – a handy guide courtesy of the Freeagent people

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Changes to capital gains treatment on rental properties

With effect from the start of the 2014/15 tax year there has been a change to the way gains on the sale of rental properties ... [more]

The end of the line for higher tax relief on pension contributions

The annual limit to how much can be paid into personal pension schemes has been reduced steadily over the last few years in a bit ... [more]

Optimum director’s salary for 2014/15

With the new tax year about to arrive it's time for directors of small companies to review their salary/dividend mix to pay the least tax ... [more]

Budget Review

The budget last week did hold a few surprises particularly on pensions, though most of the key points had already been flagged up in the ... [more]

The 10 most amusing late tax return excuses

It's January again which means two things - 1. Giving up everything remotely enjoyable and embarking on an extreme exercise regime until around the middle of ... [more]

The autumn statement highlights

The autumn statement last Thursday included a number of proposals that will be of interest to small business owners and freelancers. These changes will come ... [more]

How to pay yourself a dividend in 3 easy steps

More and more small businesses and freelancers are deciding to trade through a company because of the tax savings, and because frankly it looks a ... [more]

Last day to submit paper tax returns

October 31st is the last chance to file your 2012/13 paper tax return, that is unless you are in a very exclusive group of individuals ... [more]