Weekly tax brief | 19 December 2018

HMRC – the gift that keeps on giving!
George Bull
HMRC may have a Scrooge-like reputation but that isn't always well-deserved. When it comes to seasonal charity gifts, HMRC's gift aid scheme can boost the value of the gift to the charity by 25 per cent, with added benefits for donors who pay tax at 40 per cent or more.

Should a holiday let be treated as a business or an investment?
Andrew Hubbard
If you let out a property are you running a business or managing an investment? This matters for one very important reason: tax.

Government's Good Work Plan hits and misses the target
David Williams-Richardson
This week the Government presented its Good Work Plan as the next step towards implementing many of the recommendations from the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices published last year. While there are some very sensible proposals, there is also one glaring omission. 

All I want for Christmas… is a tax adviser 
Chris Etherington
Many of us will be frantically filling in our self-assessment tax returns before the end of January – including, perhaps, one bearded gentleman in the North Pole…

Related services

want more weekly tax brief insights?