Finance cost relief for residential lets

Historically, landlords have enjoyed generous income and capital gains tax reliefs which helped make residential property an attractive investment for those looking to add to their monthly incomes or provide for retirement. But over the years the Treasury has eroded these reliefs, both income and capital. You might remember mortgage interest relief at source, which[…]

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant (Covid-19)

On Thursday 26th March, the chancellor announced measures to help self-employed workers during the coronavirus epidemic. The following has been taken directly from the government business support website. The scheme will provide a grant to self-employed individuals or partnerships, worth 80% of their profits up to a cap of £2,500 per month. HMRC will use[…]

Cryptoassets: The revenue’s tax stance

HMRC updates tax guidance for digital currencies Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrencies have grown steadily into the public consciousness, and the taxman’s too. Once the realm of geeks and hackers, cryptocurrencies are becoming more mainstream. In late 2017, the price of a single Bitcoin surged to about $20,000 before falling away dramatically.[…]

R&D tax credits in practice

Tax breaks for innovative business The UK tax system is complicated but research and development (R&D) tax credits can be especially tricky to understand. That’s partly because what counts as R&D, and what amounts to true innovation, is judged on a case-by-case basis against criteria that can seem almost abstract. For example, to qualify as[…]