January 14th, 2020

Tax Tips Are for Life Not Just for Christmas!


In the lead up to Christmas, we released an advent calendar’s worth of tax and financial planning tips.  It’s worth remembering that these tips are for life* not just for Christmas, so we’ve brought them all together in one place for easy reference.

There’s something for everyone so without further ado here’s the full list.  Just follow the links to be taken to the relevant tip.

Day 1 – Tax free Christmas parties

Day 2 – The Marriage Allowance

Day 3 – Mobile phones in limited companies

Day 4 – Claiming the costs of working from home

Day 5 – Pension contributions

Day 6 – Making the most of tax free investments

Day 7 – Take advantage of trivial benefits

Day 8 – Simple capital gains tax planning

Day 9 – Avoiding a 62% tax rate when earning over £100,000

Day 10 – Employing family members

Day 11 – Raising cash via Enterprise Investment Schemes

Day 12 – R&D tax credits

Day 13 – The benefits of electric cars

Day 14 – The benefits of furnished holiday letting

Day 15 – Pros and cons of trading as a limited company

Day 16 – Avoiding the scammers

Day 17 – Positives of VAT partial exemption

Day 18 – Protect your bank deposits

Day 19 – Tax-free health and life insurance

Day 20 – Avoid these common tax mistakes

Day 21 – Putting property into a pension scheme

Day 22 – How to save for your tax bill as you go along

Day 23 – Personal financial reviews

Day 24 – Reimbursing business mileage

A new year bonus…

Last year we also listed some new year resolutions for company directors to consider.  These are great, timeless tips – and some can apply to individuals as well – so read up on them here.

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John manages a wide portfolio of owner managed businesses and oversees the smooth operation of the firm’s payroll department.

After obtaining his degree in mathematics from the University of Liverpool, John joined Jonathan Ford & Co in 2004 and qualified as a chartered accountant four years later. John likes to keep abreast of developments in tax and accounting and is responsible for the mentoring of junior staff.

Outside of work, John enjoys keeping fit and is a Liverpool FC season ticket holder.

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