The future is here
We are proud to introduce the new Thompson Wright taxapp! At Thompson Wright, we are committed to providing you with all the information you require in an easy to understand format. Designed to Read more..
Anti-money laundering rules
The Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) are designed to protect the UK financial system and put in place certain controls to prevent businesses being used for money laundering by criminals and Read more..
New style £50 note to be introduced
In a joint statement issued by HM Treasury and the Bank of England it had been confirmed that the £50 note is to continue to be part of the UK currency. The new £50 note will be designed and printed Read more..
Tax to pay if you exceed the annual pensions allowance
The annual allowance for tax relief on pensions has been fixed at the current level of £40,000 since 6 April 2014. The previous allowance was £50,000 and prior to 6 April 2011, the annual allowance Read more..
Son’s failed investment in father’s company
A recent Upper Tribunal case examined whether a sole trader operating a skip hire business was entitled to Income Tax relief on irrecoverable loans made to a company. The company was owned by the sole Read more..
Electing not to have Incorporation Relief
If a taxpayer owns a business as a sole trader or in partnership, a capital gain will be deemed to arise if the business is converted into a company by reference to the market value of the business Read more..
Tapering of residence nil rate band
The Inheritance Tax main residence nil-rate band (RNRB) came into effect on 6 April 2017. The RNRB is a transferable allowance for married couples and civil partners (per person) when their main Read more..
Finance (No.3) Bill and the Budget
The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride has confirmed that the government will publish Finance (No.3) Bill on Wednesday, 7 November 2018. The Bill is so named as it is the third Finance Read more..
MTD for VAT pilot extended
The introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is fast approaching. From April 2019, some 1 million businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will have to keep their Read more..
Data protection self-assessment checklist launched for small business owners
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched a self-assessment checklist to help small business owners and sole traders to assess their compliance with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act Read more..