SME Tax News


As we near the end of  ‘Self Assessment, Season 23’ (it all started back in 1996), I am sure that we are all relieved that it's over.

Highlights: Updated HMRC guidance on what is a "dwelling" and higher rates on the replacement of a main residence. A reminder that Welsh properties are subject to LTT, not SDLT. HMRC clarifies how to treat leases for SDLT.

HM Treasury have published the responses to their consultation, “Transposition of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive” and opened a new consultation, “Fifth Money Laundering Directive and Trust Registration Service”.

HMRC have released guidance on the new rules for non-resident companies owning UK property and when they move from income tax to Corporation Tax in April 2020.


As we approach the Self Assessment (SA) filing deadline, we are featuring some key guides to answer your last-minute tax queries. We feature our latest Private Client Update which is packed full of essential reading and recent cases.

Following the release of the report on the review of the loan charge in December, HMRC have now issued draft legislation to implement the proposed changes to the charge and updated guidance notes.