Monthly Archives: November 2019

Gifts and Inheritance Tax

When you make a gift to third parties you are potentially transferring part of your estate and a life-time charge to IHT may be applied.

However, in most cases you will not need to open your cheque book as there are a number of exemptions that may cover your intended gifts.

The current gift exemptions are reproduced...

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Taxing aspects of electric cars for your business

This article does not cover the risks of owning an electric car, depreciation rates etc. Instead it discusses the tax implications if you buy an electric car for business purposes.

As electric cars have zero carbon emissions for tax purposes it should be possible to claim what is called a “first year allowance” when the car...

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Negligible value claims

Occasionally, the tax system in the UK throws up an issue that does not make sense. For example, how can you create a tax loss for capital gains tax (CGT) purposes without disposing of the asset?

After all, CGT applies when an asset subject to CGT is sold or otherwise disposed. If you sell an asset...

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