It’s P11D time!

HMRC has released its 2014/15 benefits and expenses Form P11D plus updated guidance to go with it. Is there anything new to watch out for? P11D deadline. It’s that time of year when you need to turn your attention to preparing the dreaded Forms P11D . A form is needed...

What’s the new deal on pension payouts?

In April 2015 the rules about pensions are changing to allow anyone aged 55 or over to draw the whole of their pension fund in one lump sum. Until then stop-gap measures will still apply. However there are tax consequences to the new rules. If you choose to take part...

Investing for Children

Child Trust funds and ISAs After 2010 no new Child trust fund bank accounts (CTFs) were allowed; instead children could have money invested on their behalf in a Junior ISA. Both accounts pay interest tax free and an annual maximum, currently £3,720 can be invested...

Tax breaks for married couples

Transferable tax allowances (TTA) won’t take effect until 2015/16 and even then the tax savings won’t hit you pocket until Summer of 2016. Who Qualifies Only married couples and civil partners will be entitled to TTA’s. Either you or your spouse must...