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Qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief – Plan Ahead

Qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief – Plan Ahead

If you hope to qualify for Entrepreneurs' Relief, it is vital that you plan ahead according to Cassandra Graham, part of the tax team at Bates Weston. Cassandra  has been looking at HMRC's 2017-2018 statistics for Capital Gains Tax and one of the bullet points on...

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Plastic Packaging Tax consultation published

Plastic Packaging Tax consultation published

If you are in the packaging industry, are a pack filler, brand owner or retailer, you may be interested in the summary of responses to the “Plastic Packaging Tax” consultation, published this month.

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Myth busting on Making Tax Digital

Myth busting on Making Tax Digital

HMRC has decided to dispel some of the myths it believes surround Making Tax Digital for VAT. Among the myths they are challenging is that businesses don't know MTD is happening or what to do. They maintain that more than 80% of businesses had already started to make...

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Selling your veterinary practice?

Selling your veterinary practice?

Finding the right advisors, those who understand you, your business and the veterinary practice market, with a track record for delivering a successful sale is crucial.

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Thinking of selling your specialist care business?

Thinking of selling your specialist care business?

You only sell your business once and preparation is everything. Thinking of selling your care business? Finding the right advisors, those who understand you, your business and the specialist care market, with a track record for delivering a successful sale is crucial....

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SDLT Payment Pressures

As of 31 March 2019, SDLT is now due for payment 14 days after the completion of the transaction. Given the cashflow pressures of this it will be more important than ever to get the SDLT liability right and take advantage of any reliefs available. Multiple Dwellings...

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Claiming Entrepreneurs’ Relief on dilution

Cassandra Graham, Tax manager at Bates Weston, explains the elections you can make to protect your Entrepreneurs' Relief on dilution of your shareholding. As ever, this article is general in nature and you should take no action based upon it without first consulting...

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What now for the Loan Charge?

Richard Coombs, Tax Partner at Bates Weston, looks at the outcry against the retrospective nature of the loan charge, effective from the beginning of April 2019. You would be forgiven for thinking that now that April has passed then the loan charge is now a done deal...

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