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Welcome to the Friend and Grant blog area.  Here you will find all the latest news, views and helpful guides in relation to accountancy, taxation and running a business.  We hope you find the information we post interesting.  Give us a call if you’d like to discuss how we can help you and your business.

18th Oct 2021
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Is a family investment company tax efficient?

When your loved ones are seriously ill understandably the last thing you want to think about is anything to do with finances. However it is worthwhile knowing that in cases where a spouse or civil partner is terminally ill there could be an opportunity to save large amounts of tax by passing property in a tax efficient manner.

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15th Oct 2021
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Death Bed Tax Planning – is it worthwhile?

When your loved ones are seriously ill understandably the last thing you want to think about is anything to do with finances. However it is worthwhile knowing that in cases where a spouse or civil partner is terminally ill there could be an opportunity to save large amounts of tax by passing property in a tax efficient manner.

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1st Oct 2021
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Why you should buy new business equipment by the end of 2021

The AIA limit is set to reduce to £200,000 from 1 January 2022. Whereas this limit will still be sufficient for most businesses, there is a significant minority who spend more than £200k each year on new equipment who might be impacted by the change and should consider bringing forward capital asset purchases.

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24th Sep 2021
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Do writers have to pay tax?

It is often the case that those who have creative flair possess no interest in more mundane things like figures. Unfortunately for those people, especially if and when they become successful, they need to pay tax on their profits and so they either require some understanding of accounting and tax matters or be prepared to pay someone else to deal with it for them.

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10th Sep 2021
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Tax Man Set to Clamp Down on Online Tax Evasion!

Year by year the net has been closing in on individuals who fail to declare their incomes. The latest attack focuses on digital platforms such as Airbnb and similar online accommodation sites, tax and private hire services, food delivery services, freelance work, shopping platforms for resellers etc….

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6th Sep 2021
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The Ten Most Common Tax Mistakes Made by Property Developers

There are many potential pitfalls for the unwary property developer and key amongst them is tax. We have outlined 10 of the most common tax pitfalls or missed opportunities we have come across.

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4th Aug 2021
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Do I need to pay tax on my cryptocurrency gains?

Over the last few years the number of people buying and selling cryptocurrencies has increased significantly. Is it any wonder given the significant potential gains which individuals can make! Bitcoin hit a record high of $65K in April 2021 (falling to $38,073 at the time of writing this blog on 3rd August).

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29th Jul 2021
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Has the pandemic hit your business? Make sure you have the right perspective!

The trials and tribulations of the last year or so have been never ending for many business owners. The stop start due to COVID restrictions, increased cost of COVID compliance, homeworking, restricted working, continual rule changes, loss of staff due to illness and self-isolation, the re-evaluation of people’s lives, the impact on the bottom line...

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29th Jun 2021
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Don’t miss out on tax relief for home working!

Given the recent advice from our prime minster about working from home where applicable, many employees will be wondering whether they can make a tax claim for working from home.

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