Update on Probate Fees

10/06/2019

Further to our note in the last Newsletter, the probate fees order which will radically increase probate fees for most estates is still waiting for the final stages to bring it into law; at the same time probate registries are still battling with significant backlogs with applications taking 6 to 10 weeks to process from…

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Beware of fake or suspicious phone calls, texts and emails allegedly from HMRC

10/06/2019

We have recently been made aware of various ‘HMRC’ tax scams including emails and texts suggesting that an individual is due a refund. They appear genuine on the basis that they often contain HMRC’s logo and official style reference numbers. However, such emails and texts will always be scams since HMRC never contacts customers who…

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A new member of staff – Khush Shah

10/06/2019

We are very pleased to announce a further new member of staff, Khush Shah, who joined us at the beginning of this month. Khush has moved to Cambridge from London, having previously worked for Ernst & Young for ten years. He is an IRS authorised Enrolled Agent specialising in US personal income tax matters, and…

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Key 2019/20 UK Tax Changes for websters Sydney Clients

08/04/2019
Key 2019/20 UK Tax Changes for websters Sydney Clients

Personal Tax Personal allowance will increase from £11,850 to £12,500. Individuals (other than Scottish residents) will only be liable to higher rate tax if their total income exceeds £50,000 (before the personal allowance). For Scottish residents, the higher rate will apply if an individual’s total income exceeds £43,430. The higher rate in Scotland is 41%,…

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2019 Year End Tax Planning – Australia

08/04/2019
2019 Year End Tax Planning – Australia

As the 2019 financial year draws to a close on 30 June 2019, the below outlines some key tax planning strategies which could be implemented to increase tax efficiency. Prepaying Tax-Deductible Expenses Per the general prepayment rules, if you incur certain allowable deductible expenses in the year which relate to an eligible service period which…

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