Welcome to our Spring newsletter

Our lead article deals with the Personal Tax Account (PTA). A number of our clients have asked about PTAs and we answer some of your queries here. The PTA is an early step in the long path the government has embarked upon in its Making Tax Digital project.

There are a number of welcome changes being made to the taxation of benefits on employees and directors with effect from 6 April 2016. We highlight one of these changes - the 'trivial benefits' exemption.

You may have a website but do you track your website statistics? Google Analytics is a free and easy to use online service that allows you to access information about the visitors on your website.

We summarise some of the issues charities may need to consider to ensure valuable tax exemptions are available.

Two articles deal with new taxes on certain aspects of property ownership:

If you are a director-shareholder of a company, the issue of how to tax efficiently extract profits from the company from 6 April 2017 may well get more expensive but there are ways to ameliorate the position. We examine some of the opportunities in the savings income regime.

Finally, if you are an employer, we advise you to guide your employees in the right direction with a new tax break that may apply to them - the Marriage Allowance.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding any of the articles we have included in our newsletter or if you would like further information on a topic we haven't covered. Your views are always important to us and we would welcome your feedback.

The dawn of Personal Tax Accounts

Reporting benefits is getting easier

Charities - doing the right thing

Reviewing your website visitors

Property income - facing up to the interest relief restrictions

Watch the tax charge when buying a residential property

Managing tax rates if you are a director-shareholder

Marriage Allowance - are your employees missing out?