What's popular this month?

    A Tribunal victory for law over guidance as HMRC loses a tax case, the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme summarised and some technical guidance surrounding s455 provide an insight into the range of subjects asked of our telephone advisers during June.
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    R&D scheme a generous tax relief

    The R&D scheme is a tremendously generous tax relief which can secure substantial tax repayments or even payable tax credits for loss-making companies which have paid no corporation tax.
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    Helping to fund the future

    When innovation projects are complete, many companies need to invest in new machinery, plant or premises to realise benefit from this. Lack of capital needn’t be a stumbling block at this stage.
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    Inheritance tax planning gets new lease of life

    A record £4.7bn was raised from IHT in 2015/16, which has prompted families to seek sensible advice on protecting their wealth for future generations. This article looks at changes in the IHT friendly investment market to summarise the options available.
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    What's popular this month?

    Trivial benefits, restitution interest and the automatic exchange of information are three of the most popular subjects asked of our telephone advisers during the last month.
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    Fishing for a risk?

    The use of information gathering questionnaires suggest a new HMRC approach to handling employer record checks, away from the more traditional face to face visit.
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    Grant funding updates - May

    The funding team recently scored further successes with various schemes. In the latest Innovate UK competition, we secured £158,000 for a company to develop software and hardware to automatically monitor and control temperature in commercial refrigeration units.
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    Lights, camera, action

    Media celebrities continue to be in the spotlight, as HMRC pursues debatable employment status lines of enquiry, based on internal guidance rather than legislation. Our status experts consider the counter arguments.
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