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Giving to save tax

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is something that affects more people than ever and is expected to double by 2020. In 2015/15 the tax office collected over £3.4 billion.

Xero security update

The Website hack of Talk Talk made national news so it was interesting to see Xero recommend users change their password.

Stay safe online

The Xero Website had a good article about being safe online to protect yourself, your customers and employees.

No gain mean no pain

Married couples and civil partners can reduce Capital Gains Tax (CGT) by making use of a special rule which allows them to transfer assets between them at a value that means there is no gain or loss for tax purposes.

Saving for children

If a parent saves money in the child’s name in a standard savings account then if the interest is over £100 it will be taxed in the parent’s name.

Avoiding 60% tax

You effectively pay tax at 60% on income over £100,000 because you pay tax at 40%, plus you start to lose your personal allowance, which also increases your tax.

Take time and celebrate small successes

In the construction industry, it’s traditional to have a “topping-out” ceremony to celebrate the progress when the last beam is in placed on a building, In the same way, as a business owner you can celebrate progress on building your business.

Most common measurements

A business owner or manager needs information to manage a business – this information is reported in numbers. These are the most common measurements.

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