HFM TAX BLOG

13.01.2018

Taxing Bitcoin

Taxing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies varies in different countries and the available guidance is often rather thin. However, we have an ever-increasing number of clients who are either paid in a cryptocurrency or are investing in Bitcoin, Etherium or one of the many cryptocurrencies on offer today. In the UK, the fullest guidance is in the[…..]

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21.12.2017

Problem with Paying Your Tax?

Problem with Paying Your Tax? You won’t be the only one as it’s nearly time to pay personal tax liabilities. If you are facing cash-flow issues, and cannot see how you can afford to settle part, or all of your tax payment due 31 January 2018, what is the best strategy to avoid confrontation with[…..]

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08.12.2017

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new data protection regulation that becomes a legal obligation from 25 May 2018. Every business will have its own specific challenges regarding implementation of changes to internal systems to ensure compliance with the GDPR. Theory is fine, but business owners, particularly smaller concerns, will no doubt want clear[…..]

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04.12.2017

Budget 2017 Personal Tax Changes

Budget 2017 – a quick summary of the main personal tax announcements First-time buyers will pay no stamp duty on homes costing no more than £300,000. First-time buyers of homes worth between £300,000 and £500,000 will not pay stamp duty on the first £300,000. They will pay the normal rates of stamp duty on the[…..]

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18.11.2017

Proving Your Income for a Mortgage

Proving your income for a mortgage has often proved a challenge. If you were applying for a mortgage, lenders used to ask for an original copy of the form  SA302 which HMRC would print and send direct to you. This is a service HMRC no longer provide but they have now provided a list of[…..]

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13.11.2017

HMRC’s New Growth Support Service

HMRC’s New Growth Support Service has been launched to help mid-sized businesses as they expand and grow. This is what their press release says: There are around 170,000 mid-sized businesses registered in the UK. Businesses with either a turnover of more than £10 million or more than 20 employees, and undergoing significant growth, can now[…..]

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