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February 2020

Moore Stephens Insight joins Moore Global: new firm extends technology service reach of the network

Moore Stephens Insight, a leading UK-based consultancy specialising in digital transformation projects, has joined Moore Global. The Sheffield-based firm, which will now be known as Moore Insight, was previously part of Moore Stephens LLP.

New data shows drop in small buy to let landlords last year

Official HMRC data shows the number of small buy-to-let landlords dropped last year*, as cuts to tax relief start to bite, says accountants and business advisors, Moore.

Tax Diary February/March 2020

February 2020 - Due date for Corporation Tax payable for the year ended 30 April 2019.

Pay-back to save tax

At first sight, company car drivers whose private fuel costs are met by their employers may seem to be onto a good thing, but there is a nasty tax. Enter, the Car Fuel Benefit charge.

Don't fall for this scam

The Insolvency Service has issued a warning that fraudsters have been contacting investors in insolvent schemes claiming to be from the Official Receiver's office or to have been appointed by the Official Receiver to help recover funds for a fee.

Loans to directors and staff

If a company makes loans to its employees (including directors) there may be tax consequences. The same may also apply to loans extended to their family members.

Changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

Currently a capital gain that is made by an individual UK resident is reported through the self-assessment tax return regime. This means that if an individual disposes of a property during the year ended 5 April 2020, it will be notified on the individuals 2019-20 tax return, which does not need to be submitted until January 31, 2021 with the tax due on that same day.