TIME TO REVIEW YOUR WILL?

Top of the to-do list for many individuals is to make or update their will. Many think this is something to leave until later in life, but it is important to get things in place once a property is acquired or when children come along. In the absence of a will, there are statutory rules[…]

£1 MILLION ANNUAL INVESTMENT ALLOWANCES EXTENDED

The Chancellor recently announced that the temporary increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) for expenditure on plant and machinery has been extended to 31 December 2021. The tax relief was originally scheduled to revert to just £200,000 from 1 January 2021, but that will now be delayed by twelve months. Remember that there is[…]

PENSION PLANNING

For most taxpayers, the maximum pension contribution is £40,000 each tax year, although this depends on their earnings. This limit covers both contributions by the individual and by their employer. The unused allowance for a particular tax year may be carried forward for three years and can be added to the relief for the current,[…]

RECENT CGT UPDATES

REPORTING PROPERTY GAINS WITHIN 30 DAYS Since 6 April 2020 where UK residential property is disposed of, the resulting capital gain needs to be reported and the capital gains tax paid within 30 days of completion of the disposal. There have been a number of teething problems with the new online reporting system and HMRC[…]

How to choose a financial advisor

Are you searching for the best financial advisor Dundee has to offer for your personal or business finances – or both? If so, it helps to know what you should expect and how to determine who is right for you. This article offers some information on the role of a financial advisor and what to[…]

The Residence Nil Rate Band and Downsizing

Downsizing your home can come at a cost.   The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) did not initially include provisions for downsizing. But, following a consultation, new provisions were introduced for those downsizing their home after 8 July 2015. These provisions take account of downsizing in two cases:- The deceased downsized to a lower value[…]

The Residence Nil Rate Band

It’s important that your accountant is there to give you the best advice when you need it, in good times and in bad. When a loved one passes away it can bring a number of important decisions that will affect the surviving family. That is why it’s important to develop a relationship with your accountant[…]