1553Finance and Accountancy Briefings

Saffery Champness

We are a firm of chartered accountants whose concept of service is to solve problems, exploit opportunities and turn advice into action. Our style is personal and our outlook progressive. We continually strive to create value for our clients. Established in 1855, we have become one of the UK's top twenty accountancy practices and lead the field in the provision of advice to private clients and business owners. We have nine offices in the United Kingdom and offices in Guernsey and Geneva. In addition we have worldwide associations in more than 100 countries through member firms of Nexia International. Our network of UK offices ensures that we can provide a local service backed by the expertise of a major national practice. We are committed to developing a close relationship with our clients and meet regularly to keep them informed and develop our knowledge of their affairs. Our considerable depth of in-house expertise and our hands-on approach enable us to understand and work with our clients in dealing with the many challenges and opportunities they face today. , London WC1R 4GB 020 7841 4000

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Inheritance tax and the deductibility of debts

Measures introduced last year limit the deductions which can be made in certain circumstances when calculating the chargeable value of an individual’s estate for inheritance tax (IHT) purposes. This article studies the implications.

Company: Saffery Champness | Published: 14 July 2014 | Business Area: Inheritance Tax

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Ten tax tips for rural businesses

The future is brighter, the economy is picking up, the farming year is well underway, and there are a number of steps that farmers and land owners can take now to put their tax affairs in better order for the future.

Company: Saffery Champness | Published: 12 June 2014 | Business Area: Income Tax

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VAT Update: April 2014

In our April 2014 VAT Update we look at some of the most recent VAT news and legal developments. Topics covered: VAT and digital downloads; compound interest; VAT and insolvent businesses; supply of services onboard ships; default surcharges and 'reasonable' excuses.

Company: Saffery Champness | Published: 29 April 2014 | Business Area: VAT and Sales Tax

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Year end reporting for employers 2014

In this briefing we outline the key reporting deadlines for employers in 2014. Plus final FPS submissions, RTI changes for 2014/15 and monthly filing penalties per PAYE scheme by company size.

Company: Saffery Champness | Published: 10 April 2014 | Business Area: Financial Reporting

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VAT Update: March 2014

In this VAT Update we look at some of the most recent VAT decisions, many of which will have a bearing on similar firms grappling with the same complex VAT issues.

Company: Saffery Champness | Published: 10 April 2014 | Business Area: VAT and Sales Tax

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The taxation of partnerships: A summary of proposals

This briefing considers the various measures affecting the taxation of partnerships contained in the draft legislation that has recently been issued and which is to be included in the Finance Bill 2014. The draft legislation on all of these measures is subject to consultation until 4 February 2014.

Company: Saffery Champness | Published: 04 February 2014 | Business Area: Corporation Tax

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Private client: November 2013

This issue of Private Client focuses on making appropriate preparations for selling a business in relation to tax relief, how individuals can minimise exposure to inheritance tax, plus new regulations concerning British national with overseas property.

Company: Saffery Champness | Published: 22 November 2013 | Business Area: Inheritance Tax

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Tax briefing - HMRC partnership tax consultation

HMRC has recently published a consultation document concerning certain aspects of partnership tax rules. The consultation is relevant to any LLP where an individual's involvement might be considered to be akin to that of an employee and any LLP or partnership which includes a company as a partner.

Company: Saffery Champness | Published: 07 June 2013 | Business Area: Corporation Tax

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International Client - December 2012

This issue reviews the UK-Swiss tax co-operation agreement and action that is required; discusses recent experiences with Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility cases. This paper also looks at changes in France and proposed reform of UK anti-avoidance provisions.

Company: Saffery Champness | Published: 07 January 2013 | Business Area: Enforcement and Regulation

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Taxation briefing - December 2012: Real Time Information – the new penalty regime

Following consultation, the recently published Draft Finance Bill 2013 includes clauses setting out penalties for late filing and payment under Real Time Information (RTI). The good news is that the penalties will not apply until April 2014, giving employers time to prepare for the requirements.

Company: Saffery Champness | Published: 03 January 2013 | Business Area: Enforcement and Regulation

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