Are gifts free of inheritance tax?

June 03, 2019 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Within a family scenario, there are many situations in which one family member may make a gift to other family members. However, the way in which gifts are funded and made can make a significant difference to the way in which they are treated for inheritance tax purposes.

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The VAT complexities of supplying services abroad

May 20, 2019 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Today’s technology has made international business more accessible than ever. Armed with little more than a laptop and an internet connection, any small business or freelancer can easily work for a raft of international clients. 

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“That’s Entertainment”…but is it VAT free?

May 13, 2019 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

You wouldn’t know it from the weather, but summer is on its way - and up and down the country, businesses are busy preparing for their summer staff parties. 

But while you might have the venue sorted and the catering covered, are you on the ball when it comes to the tax implications of your event? 

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TransferWise and Xero - international payments made easy…

May 07, 2019 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

With so much continued uncertainty around Brexit and what it might mean for international trade, its great to be able to highlight some positive news for UK businesses who buy and sell abroad! 

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The takeaway tax: Why cafes and coffee shops are at risk of VAT mistakes

April 30, 2019 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

If you’re a frequenter of coffee shops (and let’s face it, who isn’t these days?), you’ll be well used to the barrage of questions that follows almost every order.

“Black or white coffee? Would you like the sandwich heated? Eat in or take away?”

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How you can have tax-free income of £18,500 from savings

April 24, 2019 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Where income is mainly derived from savings, it is possible to enjoy tax-free savings income of up to £18,500 tax-free in 2019/20 in addition to that held in tax-free wrappers, such as individual savings accounts (ISAs).

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