Help to Save scheme

Help to Save scheme

The Help to Save scheme is intended to help those on low incomes to boost their savings. Eligible users of the scheme can save between £1 and £50 every calendar month and receive a 50% government bonus. The 50% bonus is payable at the end of the second and...
Gifts of shares to minor (under 18s) children

Gifts of shares to minor (under 18s) children

The settlement legislation seeks to ensure that, where a settlor has retained an interest in property in a settlement, the income arising is treated as the settlor’s income for all tax purposes. A settlor can be said to have retained an interest if the property...
Paying tax by Certificate of Tax Deposit

Paying tax by Certificate of Tax Deposit

The Certificate of Tax Deposit scheme allowed users to deposit money with HMRC and use it later to pay tax liabilities. The date that the certificate was purchased was known as the effective date of payment. The scheme closed for new purchases on 23 November 2017....
Accommodation that qualifies as Holiday Lets

Accommodation that qualifies as Holiday Lets

The furnished holiday lettings (FHL) rules allow holiday letting of properties that meet certain conditions to be treated as a trade for specific tax purposes. In order to qualify as an FHL, the following criteria need to be met: The property must be let on a...
Replacement of domestic items relief

Replacement of domestic items relief

The replacement of domestic items relief enables landlords to claim tax relief when they replace movable furniture, furnishings, household appliances and kitchenware in a rental property. The allowance is available for the replacement cost of domestic items such as...