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Exchange of joint interest relief claim
If you swap a joint interest in land or buildings to rationalise your ownership for no proceeds, you may be able to defer a capital gains tax charge.ReliefWithout any form of relief on any reallocation of interests, capital gains tax would arise in respect of the interest given up, with the consideration... Read more
DOWNLOAD February 2019
Type: Letter
VAT surcharge reasonable excuse letter
Reasonable excuse letterHMRC has a wide range of penalties available to it. Many of these can be reduced while others can be removed completely where you have a reasonable excuse for the action which gave rise to the penalty. Having a reasonable excuseMost of the penalties imposed by HMRC will be cancelled... Read more
DOWNLOAD February 2019
Type: Letter
Social investment tax relief advance assurance letter
If you operate a qualifying social enterprise, you could attract potential investors using a government-approved tax relief.When can you request advance assurance?For social investment tax relief (SITR) to apply there are a number of conditions your company needs to meet under Chapter 5B Income Tax... Read more
DOWNLOAD February 2019
Type: Letter
Schedule of pre-registration expenditure
If you trade before you register for VAT, you could claim input tax going back up to four years.Pre-trading expenditureIt is possible for you to reclaim some of the VAT you incur before you register on the first VAT return (when you eventually do). VAT can be reclaimed on pre-registration purchases of... Read more
DOWNLOAD February 2019
Type: Form
Year-end tax planning checklist
tax planning checklist 2017/18Each tax year there are a number of tax allowances, exemptions and rate bands which if not utilised are essentially wasted as you cannot carry them forward. We've put together a handy checklist to help you avoid overlooking anything that might be available to you - particularly... Read more
DOWNLOAD February 2019
Type: Checklist

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Entrepreneurs' relief checklist
When you sell or transfer all or part of your business you might be entitled to claim entrepreneurs' relief in respect of any capital gain you make. This means that the maximum rate of tax that will apply will be 10%. However, to qualify there are conditions that you and your business must meet.When... Read more
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Type: Checklist
CGT EIS deferral relief claim
 Investing in enterprise investment scheme (EIS) shares gives you an opportunity to defer capital gains tax (CGT) that would otherwise be payable.claiming reliefEIS deferral relief, sometimes referred to as EIS reinvestment relief, can be used to delay and ultimately (sometimes) reduce a CGT bill... Read more
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Type: Letter
CGT unpaid proceeds claim
If you sell an asset and the buyer fails to pay all or part of the proceeds, and you are unable to recover them, you can claim a reduction for the amount of gain chargeable to tax. Consideration payable after saleWhere you sell an asset and agree with the buyer that payment can be made by instalments,... Read more
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Type: Letter
Unincorporated business trading loss relief claim
If you've made a loss in your sole trade or partnership, you can claim relief for it against tax payable on your other income for that year or the year before. If any loss remains you can claim relief against your capital gains in the year of the loss or the previous year.Trading lossesYou can't offset... Read more
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Type: Letter
Holdover relief claim
When you give away an asset for no consideration, or knowingly sell it for less than it's worth, you will be charged capital gains tax based on the market value. However, you might be able to make a claim to hold this gain over depending on exactly what the asset is.When is relief available?There are... Read more
DOWNLOAD January 2019
Type: Letter
CGT rollover relief claim
When you've sold an asset that was used in your business, and this results in a capital gain, it's possible to defer or even avoid tax on this by claiming rollover relief. Selling a business assetCapital gains tax (CGT) applies to profit you make when you sell a business asset. If this results in a... Read more
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Type: Letter
Non-resident CGT charge election
Since 6 April 2015, non-UK residents have been liable to capital gains tax (CGT) on disposals (sale or transfer) of UK residential property. Where this rule applies the cost of the property for CGT purposes (the "base cost") is its value at 6 April 2015. However, an election to use a different base cost... Read more
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Type: Letter