Properties for husbands and wives, civil partnerships and cohabiting couples – watch out for stamp duty on mortgages!

Investment properties owned jointly are taxed accordingly, rental profits and capital gains are split between each tax payer. Furthermore, the whole or part ownership of such properties can be transferred between spouses (married or civil partnership couples) and the transfer will be exempt from capital gains and inheritance tax. This creates tax planning opportunities so

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Are you making the most of your accountant?

Too many business owners under-utilise their accountants. This means that they are missing out on the benefits that a good accountant can bring to their organisation. As an experienced accountant I have observed a common theme to client relationships in general. The client brings their records in to the accountant’s office once a year for

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