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Tax Avoidance vs Tax Evasion: Key Differences

The terms “tax avoidance” and “tax evasion” are sometimes used interchangeably, but they refer to unique scenarios with drastically different legal implications. The differences essentially boil down to legality, with…

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Should an Invoice Always Be in the Name of the Business?

As a business owner, self-employed professional or director of a limited company, you may wonder which name you are required to put on your invoices. When issuing invoices to clients…

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How to Spot a Tax Avoidance Scheme

As professional chartered accountants, Hamlyns understands the immense value contractors and self-employed sole traders contribute to the UK economy with their specialised skills and expertise. However, we also recognise the…

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What Happens if You Fail to Declare Income to HMRC?

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) can equally be a business owner and taxpayer’s most useful ally and the sharpest thorn in their side. If you own or run a business…

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A Guide to Full Expensing for Business Owners

As leading chartered accountants and tax advisors in Surrey, the team at Hamlyns has been closely tracking the evolution of the UK’s capital allowances framework – a critical consideration for…

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Using an Accountant’s Office as Your Registered Address

When setting up a new limited company in the UK, one of the first key decisions business owners face is choosing the registered office address. This is a legal requirement…

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Share Schemes for Key Employees

In our experience advising private companies sector-wide, one key challenge often voiced by business owners and leadership teams is the ability to attract, motivate, and retain top talent. This is…

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All You Need to Know About Rebalancing Your Assets

As tax and investment management experts, one of our core pieces of advice revolves around the periodic rebalancing of an investment portfolio. If it’s been a while since you last…

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Spring Budget 2024

Spring Budget March 2024   Personal Tax Employment Business Capital Taxes Other Matters Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his ‘Budget for Long Term Growth’ on Wednesday 6 March 2024. His speech…

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How to Calculate the Share Value of a Business

Determining the true value of shares in a private company can be tricky. Whether you’re preparing to sell or transfer ownership, take on investors or understand what your stake is…

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Guide to Year-End Tax Planning

Planning strategies to consider before 5 April 2024 As the 2023/24 tax year winds down, now is an ideal time to evaluate your financial situation and leverage planning opportunities before…

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How to Report and Pay CGT on Property Disposals

Understanding tax obligations on property sales can seem like an easy way to dampen any enthusiasm. This is no more evident than approaching Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on any UK…

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