HINTS AND TIPS

The latest hints and tips from our blog.

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Can you afford to retire?

Can you afford to retire?

Are you on track for a comfortable retirement? All of us dream of the day we can retire, saying goodbye to the alarm clock and commute, filling our days with sun-soaked beach holidays, leisurely rounds of golf, or cruising the world. As delightful as that sounds, the...

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The Construction Industry Scheme

The Construction Industry Scheme

And upcoming changes for reverse charge VAT. Few sectors have such an impact in the UK as the construction industry. It not only provides the fabric of our nation – the places where we live and work – but also underpins our entire economy. In 2017, construction...

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Caseron Insider – August 2019

Caseron Insider – August 2019

Each month we bring you the latest tax and business updates with our Insider Newsletter. Take a look at this month's insights below, or download our Newsletter and read it at your leisure. Highlights Demand for digital skills among businesses tipped to 'skyrocket'...

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Identifying the inefficiencies in your business

Identifying the inefficiencies in your business

Avoiding waste, maximising profit. Accountants, as a breed, are fans of efficiency. We tend to appreciate optimised systems and abhor waste, whether it’s time, effort or resources being frittered away. The concept of efficiency as we know it today is a product of the...

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The tapered annual pension allowance

The tapered annual pension allowance

How it affects high net-worth individuals. The tapered annual pension allowance for high net-worth individuals was in the headlines again recently. Concerns were raised that its impact on doctors within the NHS pension scheme is prompting high-earning NHS staff to...

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Caseron Insider – July 2019

Caseron Insider – July 2019

How it affects high net-worth individuals. The tapered annual pension allowance for high net-worth individuals was in the headlines again recently. Concerns were raised that its impact on doctors within the NHS pension scheme is prompting high-earning NHS staff to...

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The scourge of late payments

The scourge of late payments

Each month we bring you the latest tax and business updates with our Insider Newsletter. Take a look at this month's insights below, or download our Newsletter and read it at your leisure. Highlights HMRC error affects payments on account bills for some taxpayersMost...

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Working from home. what are the benefits?

Working from home. what are the benefits?

Outstanding invoices compromise your business’s cashflow. When you supply goods and services, you expect to be paid, and promptly, but Britain has a deeply embedded culture of late payments. Indeed, for some businesses, delaying payment is an essential part of the...

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Caseron Insider – June 2019

Caseron Insider – June 2019

Advice for contractors and the self-employed. Working from home offers all kinds of benefits, from the opportunity to create the perfect environment in which you can be most productive, to the improvements to work-life balance that come with ditching the commute....

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How to Manage Charity Accounts

How to Manage Charity Accounts

How to minimise disruption in your business. It has been a challenging and eventful three years for UK businesses with a series of high-profile incidents highlighting how situations can change suddenly and often without warning. From the continued pressure of...

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Caseron Insider – May 2019

Caseron Insider – May 2019

An overview of accountancy issues in the third sector. If you’re in charge of running a charity, you will know how it differs from operating a business and how its motives and goals vary. Non-profit organisations are treated very differently under the law, and...

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Personal tax planning for 2019/2020

Personal tax planning for 2019/2020

Each month we bring you the latest tax and business updates with our Insider Newsletter. Take a look at this month's insights below, or download our Newsletter and read it at your leisure. Highlights MPs call for break-up of Big Four's accountancy Services HMRC...

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Caseron Insider – April 2019

Caseron Insider – April 2019

Each month we bring you the latest tax and business updates with our Insider Newsletter. Take a look at this month's insights below, or download our Newsletter and read it at your leisure. Highlights Small business owners hit out at 'unfair' UK tax systemRetirees...

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Registering for Making Tax Digital for VAT

Registering for Making Tax Digital for VAT

Each month we bring you the latest tax and business updates with our Insider Newsletter. Take a look at this month's insights below, or download our Newsletter and read it at your leisure. Highlights Government consults on new stamp duty surchargeThousands face huge...

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The politics of tax breaks

The politics of tax breaks

Making Tax Digital zero-hour is here. The moment has come: if your business has a taxable turnover above the VAT-registration threshold, which is currently £85,000, you’re now obliged to keep records in digital form and to file your VAT returns using HMRC-approved...

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Brexit: Preparing businesses for leaving the EU

Brexit: Preparing businesses for leaving the EU

How did we end up with such a complex system of tax reliefs? If there’s one thing accountants love, it’s identifying obscure tax reliefs to which you may be entitled and using them to reduce your tax bills. Tax reliefs, or tax breaks as they are sometimes called,...

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Caseron Insider – March 2019

Caseron Insider – March 2019

How it affects high net-worth individuals. The tapered annual pension allowance for high net-worth individuals was in the headlines again recently. Concerns were raised that its impact on doctors within the NHS pension scheme is prompting high-earning NHS staff to...

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Changes to probate in 2019

Changes to probate in 2019

Each month we bring you the latest tax and business updates with our Insider Newsletter. Take a look at this month's insights below, or download our Newsletter and read it at your leisure. Highlights HMRC error affects payments on account bills for some taxpayersMost...

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The risks of a tax investigation

The risks of a tax investigation

Avoiding waste, maximising profit. Accountants, as a breed, are fans of efficiency. We tend to appreciate optimised systems and abhor waste, whether it’s time, effort or resources being frittered away. The concept of efficiency as we know it today is a product of the...

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Caseron Insider – February 2019

Caseron Insider – February 2019

And upcoming changes for reverse charge VAT. Few sectors have such an impact in the UK as the construction industry. It not only provides the fabric of our nation – the places where we live and work – but also underpins our entire economy. In 2017, construction...

read more
National Insurance Planning

National Insurance Planning

An overview of accountancy issues in the third sector. If you’re in charge of running a charity, you will know how it differs from operating a business and how its motives and goals vary. Non-profit organisations are treated very differently under the law, and...

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Outsourcing Payroll

Outsourcing Payroll

Each month we bring you the latest tax and business updates with our Insider Newsletter. Take a look at this month's insights below, or download our Newsletter and read it at your leisure. Highlights HMRC error affects payments on account bills for some taxpayersMost...

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Caseron Insider – January 2019

Caseron Insider – January 2019

Controversial fee increase set to take place from April. From April 2019, some estates in England and Wales could be required to pay almost £6,000 for a service that currently costs less than 4% of that amount. This is because of a proposed change to the fees families...

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Estate Planning – Writing your Will

Estate Planning – Writing your Will

Each month we bring you the latest tax and business updates with our Insider Newsletter. Take a look at this month's insights below, or download our Newsletter and read it at your leisure. Highlights Businesses getting to grips with Apprenticeship levyR&D...

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Completing your self-assessment tax return

Completing your self-assessment tax return

How to plan and make a legally valid will. Most people don’t like to think about their own mortality, but planning for the future is important to ensure your property, money and possessions are distributed the way you intend. Writing a legally valid will is an...

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Caseron Insider – December 2018

Caseron Insider – December 2018

Each month we bring you the latest tax and business updates with our Insider Newsletter. Take a look at this month's insights below, or download our Newsletter and read it at your leisure. Highlights Businesses getting to grips with Apprenticeship levyR&D...

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Starting a business

Starting a business

How to plan and make a legally valid will. Most people don’t like to think about their own mortality, but planning for the future is important to ensure your property, money and possessions are distributed the way you intend. Writing a legally valid will is an...

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Deregistering for VAT

Deregistering for VAT

What you need to know before launching a startup. Britain is a nation of fearless entrepreneurs, but the likes of Richard Branson and James Dyson didn’t go from rags to riches instantly. Branson needed a £300 loan to get his magazine up and running after dropping out...

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Caseron Insider – November 2018

Caseron Insider – November 2018

When and how to begin the process of deregistration. These days VAT thresholds are the subject of much speculation, with the Government concerned that many business owners deliberately choose to stay below the VAT-registration threshold. Limiting your ambition in this...

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Autumn Budget 2018

Autumn Budget 2018

What you need to know before launching a startup. Britain is a nation of fearless entrepreneurs, but the likes of Richard Branson and James Dyson didn’t go from rags to riches instantly. Branson needed a £300 loan to get his magazine up and running after dropping out...

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Using pension funds in your business

Using pension funds in your business

When and how to begin the process of deregistration. These days VAT thresholds are the subject of much speculation, with the Government concerned that many business owners deliberately choose to stay below the VAT-registration threshold. Limiting your ambition in this...

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Extracting profits from a business

Extracting profits from a business

How your pension funds can help finance your business. As traditional loans fall out of favour with increasing numbers of business owners, you may be looking for an alternative route for financing – and your pension could be the answer. Data from the British Business...

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How to complete a W8-BEN-E Form

How to complete a W8-BEN-E Form

What are the tax implications? People run businesses for a variety of reasons from passion to pride, but making a living is high up the list for most people. How do you go about drawing profit from your business, and doing so efficiently? If your business operates as...

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Caseron Insider – October 2018

Caseron Insider – October 2018

How your pension funds can help finance your business. As traditional loans fall out of favour with increasing numbers of business owners, you may be looking for an alternative route for financing – and your pension could be the answer. Data from the British Business...

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Tax on Residential Property

Tax on Residential Property

What are the tax implications? People run businesses for a variety of reasons from passion to pride, but making a living is high up the list for most people. How do you go about drawing profit from your business, and doing so efficiently? If your business operates as...

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Caseron Insider – September 2018

Caseron Insider – September 2018

How to minimise business tax in 2018/19. If there’s one thing that keeps us awake at night it’s the thought of how many British businesses are failing to claim capital allowances to which they are entitled
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The marriage allowance explained

The marriage allowance explained

How to minimise business tax in 2018/19. If there’s one thing that keeps us awake at night it’s the thought of how many British businesses are failing to claim capital allowances to which they are entitled
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Capital Gains Tax Planning for 2018/2019

Capital Gains Tax Planning for 2018/2019

How to make this tax break work for you. Millions of married couples and civil partners in the UK are eligible for the marriage allowance, but take-up has remained subdued since the tax break came into force on 6 April 2015. Almost half of the UK’s eligible couples...

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Caseron Insider – August 2018

Caseron Insider – August 2018

How can you reduce your capital gains tax bill in 2018/19? Whether you’re a buy-to-let landlord, a shareholder, an art dealer or you fall somewhere in between, the chances are you will be familiar with paying capital gains tax (CGT). CGT is payable when you ‘dispose’...

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Furnished holiday lettings

Furnished holiday lettings

How to make this tax break work for you. Millions of married couples and civil partners in the UK are eligible for the marriage allowance, but take-up has remained subdued since the tax break came into force on 6 April 2015. Almost half of the UK’s eligible couples...

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Caseron Insider – July 2018

Caseron Insider – July 2018

How can you reduce your capital gains tax bill in 2018/19? Whether you’re a buy-to-let landlord, a shareholder, an art dealer or you fall somewhere in between, the chances are you will be familiar with paying capital gains tax (CGT). CGT is payable when you ‘dispose’...

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Understanding IR35

Understanding IR35

How to minimise business tax in 2018/19. If there’s one thing that keeps us awake at night it’s the thought of how many British businesses are failing to claim capital allowances to which they are entitled
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Should I charge VAT on expenses recharged to my client?

Should I charge VAT on expenses recharged to my client?

How your pension funds can help finance your business. As traditional loans fall out of favour with increasing numbers of business owners, you may be looking for an alternative route for financing – and your pension could be the answer. Data from the British Business...

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Travel and subsistence

Travel and subsistence

A common question we are asked is whether or not we should charge VAT on expenses recharged to clients. In this article, we will look at when you should or should not charge VAT to your client. The simple answer is that if you are selling a standard rated product or...

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Caseron Insider – June 2018

Caseron Insider – June 2018

Calls increase for reform of 'flawed' apprenticeship Levy 'Raise the VAT threshold to stimulate SME growth' SMEs miss out on business savings interest Working pensioners pay £8.6bn in income tax
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Personal Tax Planning

Personal Tax Planning

Tennant fees ban set to cost landlords £82.9m Businesses call for more government support HMRC defers launch of digital accounts for individuals Deadline for reporting benefits in kind nears
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