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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

06 Nov 2017

The above piece of legislation, which replaces the Data Protection Act, comes into effect on the 25th May 2018. It is likely that this will affect your business and although it’s a piece of European legislation and we have Brexit on the table, this has already passed into the UK legislation and is not going to go away.

Can you claim expenses incurred before a property is let?

02 Nov 2017

It’s always worth asking us about any expense you incur. For example, many of us know that when you own a property and have to spend a lot of money on it before letting it out, that expenditure is often deemed to be capital expenditure and not claimable against the future rent – it’s simply considered to be expenditure made on the property to bring it into the sort of condition in which it could be let out. But you don’t always have to miss out on the tax deduction. It’s a two-stage test, firstly one asks is the expenditure revenue or capital? And secondly, can it be claimed against the rent?

Expenses Landlords can deduct from rental income

30 Oct 2017

Since the abolition of wear and tear allowance, many of our landlord clients have been asking us to ask clarify what is and is not deductible against rental income on their self-assessment tax returns.

Landlords and the restricting of tax relief for individual landlords.

27 Oct 2017

You’re probably aware that, from the 6th April 2017, there are new tax rules which gradually phase out the higher rate relief for buy to let landlords on mortgages they’ve taken out to buy property.

Making tax digital – the latest position

23 Oct 2017

With the election earlier in the year and the removal of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) legislation from the first budget in the year, the timetable and requirements for Making Tax Digital both for income tax and VAT have been somewhat unclear.

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT

20 Oct 2017

Whilst the Making Tax Digital for income tax and corporation tax reporting starts at April 2020, the system for Making Tax Digital for VAT starts one year earlier, at April 2019.

Benefits of using digital software for your business

17 Oct 2017

The way you can ensure that you’re ready for Making Tax Digital both for VAT and for tax is to put your records on some digital software and there are some real benefits to you in doing so.

How to make more money --- if your competitors are discounting

18 Jun 2015

What do you do if you are in a competitive market and your opposition are crashing their prices? Do you follow suit? Can you afford not to?