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July 2017 Tax tips & News

 

Working from home

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Over recent years, it has become increasingly popular for employers to allow their employees to work from home, and in doing so, pay an amount to cover any additional household costs incurred. What are the tax implications of such expenses for the employee?

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July 2017 Newsletter

“In the morning, my alarm clock is a chorus of lemurs yelling!” Bindi Irwin

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Sounds interesting! Rural Britain has so much to offer. Wonderful produce, amazing animals, beautiful crafts, stunning countryside. MJH Accountants are proud to be a Lancashire business. We want to work with and support the local community. Come and visit our stand in the Crafts tent at the Goosnargh & Longridge Show this Saturday, 8th July, from 9am – 4:30pm. Beat the clock! Win a £100 voucher for the Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green; Afternoon Tea for two at Stanley House, Mellor; a bottle of single malt whisky! Test your dexterity, pick our brains, take away your goody bag. See you there!

 

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June 2017 Tax Tips & News

Welcome…
To June’s Tax Tips & News, our newsletter designed to bring you tax tips and news to keep you one step ahead of the taxman.

We are committed to ensuring none of our clients pay a penny more in tax than is necessary and they receive useful tax and business advice and support throughout the year.

Please contact us for advice on your own specific circumstances. We’re here to help!

IHT: main residence nil-rate band

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From April 2017, each individual spouse or civil partner will be offered a residence nil rate band (RNRB), which is designed to help pass on a home to ‘direct descendants’, including children or grandchildren, tax-free after their death. The rules governing the inheritance tax (IHT) nil rate band are complex and it is always recommended that prior professional advice is considered.

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June 2017 Newsletter

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker

Tax Adviser

Planning for a brighter future? At MJH Accountants, we certainly are ~ especially on your behalf! This week we will be welcoming Pauline Hardie to team MJH! Pauline, who will largely be working remotely, is our new dedicated Personal Tax Manager. Pauline will manage all areas of your personal tax and will be your first point of contact. Mark will be on hand to answer any questions and to meet with you. He will also be freed up to concentrate more on building up the business. We’re delighted to have you with us for this next exciting stage! Pauline Hardie, welcome to our Team.

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April 2017 Tax Tips and News

Welcome…
To April’s Tax Tips & News, our newsletter designed to bring you tax tips and news to keep you one step ahead of the taxman.

We are committed to ensuring none of our clients pay a penny more in tax than is necessary and they receive useful tax and business advice and support throughout the year.

Please contact us for advice on your own specific circumstances. We’re here to help!

Apprenticeship Levy

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The new Apprenticeship Levy takes effect from 6 April 2017. Although the levy affects employers in all sectors, it will only be paid on annual pay bills in excess of £3 million – this means that, according to government estimates, less than 2% of UK employers will pay it. However, from 1 May 2017, changes are also being made to the way that apprenticeships are funded in England. The changes are designed to make it easier for employers of all sizes to navigate and choose the apprenticeship training they want to purchase.

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