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Business Tax Insider

Business Tax Insider is your monthly guide to tax-saving strategies whether you're a professional advisor, an entrepreneur, a business owner or are a company director.

Each month our tax experts and authors share practical tips to help you better manage your tax affairs and reduce your tax liability.

Take a free 14-day trial today and download the January Business Tax Insider newsletter. As part of your free trial you’ll also get instant access to 400 tax saving strategies from our online tax articles.

Here is what our experts are sharing this month:

  • Directors loan accounts: Nothing is too much trouble! 

    Enquiries and checks by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into the tax position of family and owner-managed companies often involve a review of loan accounts of the director shareholders (often referred to as ‘directors’ loan accounts’ (DLAs)). 

    Mark McLaughlin looks at HMRC’s scrutiny of directors’ loan accounts.

  • ‘Green’ tax breaks for UK SMEs

    Environmental (or ‘green’) taxes are intended to encourage your business to operate in a more environmentally friendly way. 

    Iain Rankin highlights five of the best ‘green tax breaks’ and ‘green loans’ on offer.

  • Ten tips to help you complete your tax return correctly! 

    Another self-assessment tax return deadline is looming – the 2018/19 self-assessment tax return must be filed online by 31 January 2020 if a late filing penalty is to be avoided. 

    Sarah Bradford sets out ten tips to help you complete your self-assessment tax return correctly.

  • Acquiring company shares…with the taxman’s help!

    The fragmented nature of our tax system is probably nowhere more clearly illustrated than in the rules relating to acquiring shares in limited companies. 

    Mark McLaughlin points out the importance for inheritance tax and general law purposes of determining which spouse or civil partner died first.

Benefits of Business Tax Insider
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  • Written by leading practising UK tax advisors for business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Most popular ways to reduce tax liability
  • Contains popular business tax Q&As
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Who is it for?
  • Small business owners
  • Family companies
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Accountants
  • CEOs
What topics do you cover?
  • Remuneration
  • VAT
  • Business taxes
  • Investment taxes
  • National Insurance
  • Dividends
  • And more


As part of your free trial, you will also get immediate access to the following popular tax-saving strategies:

  • Decisions, decisions! Salary Vs dividends

Lee Sharpe crunches some numbers for combining salary and dividends.


  • Directors' tax perks: Off the beaten track

Alan Pink looks into some useful but little-known directors’ tax perks.


  • Tax relief for business gifts and entertaining: Common misconceptions

Lee Sharpe looks at the principles behind tax relief for entertaining and related expenses, highlighting some expenses, typically classed as entertaining that could actually be classed as a different – allowable – deduction.


  • Selling the business: Shares vs assets

Alan Pink contrasts the tax implications of the sale of trading company shares and the sale of the company’s trade and assets.


  • ‘Spreading the load’ with spouse dividends

Alan Pink looks at a common income tax mitigation technique, and ‘danger areas’ to avoid.


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