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Firm foundations for a new tax relief

Feargal McCormack
QUESTION: Can you explain to me the new capital allowances relief announced in Budget 2018? ANSWER: One of the few surprises in Budget 2018 was the introduction with immediate effect of a new class of capital allowances – Structure and Buildings Allowances (SBAs).

The pensions epidemic

Michael Kennedy
DO you have a final salary pension? Yes? Then this article is essential reading for you.

The dividend versus bonus debate

Janette Burns
QUESTION: I’ve decided to pay my employees and shareholders a January bonus or a dividend as a thank you for all their hard work in 2018.

The real cost of Christmas

Michael Kennedy
HAVE you ever wondered what is the real cost of Christmas? Well, certainly in terms of our spending on presents, we are in a position to tell you! According to accountancy giant PwC’s brand new research just out, we will be spending an average of £420 on Christmas presents this year.

The potential of electric car investing

Peter McGahan
MAKING the most of your hard-earned capital to secure a decent income in retirement, or save for a rainy day, is no mean feat, especially in today’s markets.

Pay your tax bill early. It might be helpful!

Feargal McCormack
QUESTION: I am employed by a large local business but I complete a tax return each year because I have a portfolio of rental properties that I declare each year.

The most wonderful time of the year - tax season

Janette Burns
QUESTION: How do I know if I need to file an income tax return to HM Revenue & Customs in January 2019 and if I need to, how do I go about doing this? ANSWER: The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching - self-assessment season.

The shadow economy

Paddy Harty
QUESTION: I am struggling to pay my business bills and I believe that some of my competitors may not be registered with HMRC and pay no tax.

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