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Inheritance Tax – The Basics

Inheritance Tax – It’s funny how two words in the same phrase can evoke such different emotions. ‘Inheritance’ brings with a frisson of excitement and anticipation at the prospect of an unexpected windfall. And then there’s the word ‘Tax’, that speaks of money being snatched from beneath your nose by the government. Bitter sweet it may

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How to find a good accountant

Are you wondering how to find a good accountant? Whether you’re self employed or running your own business, having a good accountant can help save you both time and money. If you’re running on a tight budget they might not seem an essential expense, but often the advice and support they provide can be invaluable.

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Which expenses can I claim for my home business?

More and more people are opting to work from home, whether on a self-employed basis or for an employer. If you do then there are certain costs associated with this that you’re allowed to claim back as expenses. Exactly what can be claimed for and how much will depend on how your employment status is

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Tempted by tax avoidance?

As we cope with rising living costs and more of us start up our own businesses or invest in properties, the tax man is never far behind. But when it comes to tax avoidance schemes, are there any that are actually above board or are they best left alone? The difference between tax avoidance and

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Business Savings Accounts: Do I need one?

If you have a business current account and your business is doing well you may have quite a lot of money sitting in your current account which isn’t earning you the interest it should be, business saving accounts act in exactly the same way as your personal account except they are designed solely for businesses.

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What is an Offshore Savings Account?

Many people think that offshore savings accounts are just for the super rich who want to limit their tax liabilities. However, this isn’t the case and while some accounts have minimum deposits, they can be opened by any UK resident. How exactly do they operate and how can they benefit a UK saver? With an

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