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Employee loan agreement

Employee loan agreementTo avoid a payment to an employee/director being treated (and taxed) as additional salary, you could reclassify it as a fixed-rate loan. What documentation will HMRC need to be convinced about this?Inexpensive financeThe income ... Read more

Staff suggestion scheme rules

Staff suggestion scheme rulesYou might want to reward your employees for certain ideas that contribute to the success of your business. Previously by concession, this is now a statutory exemption. However, there are conditions you'll have to meet.Fina... Read more

Salary sacrifice policy

Salary sacrifice policyIf you want to implement a salary sacrifice scheme in your company, make sure you insert the relevant policy in your staff handbook. Scheme particularsIncluding a Salary Sacrifice Policy in your staff handbook is important both... Read more

CGT negligible value claim

CGT negligible value claimIf you own an asset that has become of negligible value, i.e. worthless, you can make a negligible value claim to HMRC which entitles you to treat the asset as if it were sold for nothing. The effect of this is to create a c... Read more

Chattels checklist

Chattels checklistAnything moveable that is sold with a property is generally not considered to be part of it and so is not subject to stamp duty land tax (SDLT). The purchaser will save SDLT by allocating any of the purchase price to chattels. Equal... Read more

Product mix reconstruction

Product mix reconstructionWhen carrying out a business economics exercise, the tax inspector will often use an industry average mark-up of purchases to selling price to construct a sales figure. But this simple calculation doesn't take into account yo... Read more

Rental business employee's job description

Rental business employee's job descriptionYou can claim a tax deduction for the cost of paying someone, including a spouse or civil partner, to manage a property you let. HMRC may ask for details of their role so you need to justify paying them. Wage... Read more

Employees' incidental overnight expenses policy

Employees' incidental overnight expenses policyIf an employee has to stay away overnight on business, there are some tax and NI-free expense payments you can make. To achieve this you'll need to have a company policy in place to avoid an employee claim... Read more

Enquiry - notice out of time letter

Enquiry - notice out of time letterTo start an enquiry into your personal tax HMRC must notify you of its intention within a deadline. Before you reply to any questions HMRC raises, check that the enquiry notice has been issued in time. If not you s... Read more

Claim for a capital loss for an irrecoverable loan to a trader

Claim for a capital loss for an irrecoverable loan to a traderIf you made a loan to a business which it cannot repay, the amount remaining outstanding may be treated as a capital loss. HMRC requires conditions to be met before it will accept the loss... Read more
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