A new horizon for Simmons…

Posted on 1st Oct 2021

Following the successful adoption of remote working during lockdown and an entire rethink of our requirements, we are delighted to announce that we have completed the move to our new office on the 14th floor of 33 Cavendish Square. We remain situated in close proximity...[more]

Is your income over £100,000?

Posted on 20th Jun 2024

If you earn over £100,000 in any tax year your personal allowance is gradually reduced by £1 for every £2 of adjusted net income over £100,000 irrespective of age. This means that any taxable receipt that takes your income over £100,000 will result in a...[more]

Connected persons for tax purposes

Posted on 20th Jun 2024

The definition of a connected person for tax purposes varies. A statutory definition of “connected persons” for Capital Gains Tax purposes is set out in Section 286 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act (TCGA) 1992. The legislation states: " A person is connected with...[more]

Tax and employee share schemes

Posted on 20th Jun 2024

There are a number of government approved share schemes which offer various incentives to employees. The rules of the schemes vary but they are all designed to help incentivise employees by giving them the opportunity to invest in their employer's business. This in turn helps businesses...[more]

Tax relief for training costs

Posted on 20th Jun 2024

If you are self-employed it is important to know if an expense is tax allowable. Any allowable costs can be used to reduce your taxable profit. As a general rule you can claim for items that you would normally use for less than 2 years as allowable...[more]

Post cessation transactions

Posted on 20th Jun 2024

Tax relief may be available for post-cessation expenses of a trade. To be an allowable post-cessation expense the trade must have ceased and the expense must have been deductible in calculating the trading profits. This means that the expense still has to meet the wholly and exclusively test...[more]

Reclaiming pre-trading VAT

Posted on 20th Jun 2024

There are special rules that determine the recoverability of VAT incurred before a business registered for VAT. This type of VAT is known as pre-registration input VAT. There are different rules for the supply of goods and services, but VAT can only be reclaimed if...[more]

Are we unpaid tax collectors?

Posted on 17th Jun 2024

Business owners often refer to VAT as if it were a cost to their business regardless of their VAT position; whether they are registered for VAT or not. If you are not registered for VAT, you do not have to add VAT to your sales...[more]

Child Benefit for 16 – 19…

Posted on 17th Jun 2024

More than a million parents will receive reminders to extend Child Benefit for their teenagers if they are continuing their education or training after their GCSEs. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is sending more than 1.4 million Child Benefit reconfirmation letters to parents between 24...[more]

Multiple Dwellings Relief for SDLT

Posted on 13th Jun 2024

It was announced as part of the Spring Budget 2023 that Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR) was being abolished. This change has now come into effect for transactions which complete, or substantially perform on or after 1 June 2024. The MDR relief applied to property purchasers who...[more]

Self-assessment payments on account

Posted on 13th Jun 2024

Self-assessment taxpayers are usually required to pay their income tax liabilities in three instalments each year. The first two payments on account are due on 31 January during the tax year and 31 July following the tax year end date. These payments on account are...[more]

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