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Murray Beith Murray is a leading Scottish private client law firm.

For over 170 years we have specialised in meeting the legal, financial and administrative needs of individuals and families, family trusts, charities and private companies.

Laura specialises in reviewing the financial affairs of individuals and trusts with a view to identifying tax planning opportunities and tax efficient schemes. Laura also has significant experience with offshore trusts and international tax matters.

Read more about Laura here.

How Gift Aid can benefit UK taxpayers and charities during the COVID19 Pandemic

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Charitable giving is at the forefront of many people’s thoughts during these unprecedented times.  Whether you wish to donate £10 or £10,000 to a charity all donations will be gratefully received; but you may not be aware the value of your gift could be worth even more to your chosen cause, with advantages to you as a UK taxpayer, using UK Government charitable tax reliefs.

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Time to adjust to paying Capital Gains Tax on UK residential property disposals

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New rules which came in to force from  6 April 2020, accelerate the payment deadline for Capital Gains Tax on UK residential property disposals to 30 days of the sale.  This is a tight timescale and very different from the payment deadlines under the ‘old’ rules.  However, on 9 April, HMRC confirmed it will not charge late filing penalties for reports of Capital Gains Tax on disposals of UK residential property by UK residents made by 31 July 2020. 

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Personal Tax during the COVID-19 outbreak

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The UK’s tax regime is anything but straightforward with a constantly shifting set of rules, further complicated by the recent COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on legislation and the practicalities of communicating and transacting with HMRC at this time.  It has never been more important to seek specialist tax advice to manage potential risks and utilise the best options available to you.

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Self Employed - Financial Support – COVID-19

Last night, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced further measures laurato support self-employed taxpayers whose trading profits are less than £50,000 and whose main source of income (at least 50%) is derived from self-employment.  The scheme will be known as the Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme, and is open to those who were trading in the last financial year, still trading now, and planning to continue doing so this year. 

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Self employed - Financial Assistance Offered by the Government - COVID19

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You will no doubt be aware of the Chancellor’s announcement offering financial support to taxpayer’s during these unprecedented times caused by COVID19. The Chancellor’s updated statement can be found here.

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