Mandatory vaccinations for those working in care homes

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The government has published its response to its consultation on making COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment for workers in care homes in England and has confirmed that it will now bring forward regulations to implement a mandatory

Are you taking advantage of trivial benefits?

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The trivial benefits in kind (BiK) exemption applies to small non-cash benefits like a bottle of wine or a bouquet of flowers given occasionally to employees. By taking advantage of the exemption employers can simplify the treatment of BiKs whilst at

How are dividends taxed?

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The dividend tax allowance was first introduced back in 2016 and replaced the old dividend tax credit with an annual £5,000 dividend allowance with tax payable on dividends received over this amount. The tax-free dividend allowance was reduced to

Are you a landlord that owes tax to HMRC?

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The Let Property Campaign provides landlords who have undeclared income from residential property lettings in the UK or abroad with an opportunity to regularise their affairs by disclosing any outstanding liabilities whether due to misunderstanding

Building a new home and VAT

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The VAT DIY Housebuilders scheme is a special scheme that enables someone building their own home to benefit from special VAT rules that allow the qualifying construction costs of new homes and certain conversion works to be zero-rated. The scheme

Self-employed NIC charges

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There are two types of National Insurance contributions (NICs) payable by the self-employed. These are known as Class 2 NICs and Class 4 NICs.

Class 2 NICs are paid by all self-employed taxpayers unless they earn under the Small Profits Threshold

Agent Dedicated Line relaunched

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HMRC has confirmed that the Agent Dedicated Line (ADL) that offers priority access to HMRC staff has been relaunched on a trial basis from 14 June 2021.

HMRC has also made it clear that the ADL is not expected to be used to handle certain types of

Tax when you sell a business property

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There are various methods at your disposal to reduce or delay the amount of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) when you sell a property that has been used for business purposes.

For example, Business Asset Rollover Relief allows for deferral of CGT on gains

Private residence relief

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There is usually no Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to be paid when you sell your main family residence (referred to by HMRC as private residence relief) that has been used as your only or main residence.

However, there are important points to consider

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