Latest News - Lynne Rowland
Charity gifts can give valuable tax relief to donors
Well-timed donations can be enhanced considerably by optimising tax relief through careful planning, benefiting both the donor and the receiving organisation.By Lynne Rowland - 30 April 2019, 09:31
The legal pitfalls facing trustees, executors & guardians
Financial and legal obligations, as well as potential time requirements, must be taken into consideration when appointing trustees, executors or guardians
A quick guide to agricultural tax breaks
Agricultural relief can reduce the value of an estate by up to 100%, but the taxman’s strict rules mean clients will need advice to avoid coming a cropper
Client missed their tax deadline? Here's what to do
Being honest with HMRC and asking for more time for clients to make payments if necessary is the best approach when a client has forgotten about their tax deadline
Tax Doctor: Two-year window gives chance to weigh inheritance options
With the protection of the additional nil-rate band, Sarah can figure out how to retain her mother’s inherited estate, qualify for tax relief and pass down benefits to her children.
Family fortunes: when a will is not the final word on who gets what
How can someone drawing up their will be sure their wishes will be followed? Surprisingly there is no guarantee
The Tax Doctor: Pensionless man looks to cultivate retirement savings
Even at 63, it is not too late for John to grow modest retirement savings and a lump sum for his children to inherit by taking advantage of tax relief on EIS investments, write Lynne Rowland and Andrew Shaw of Kingston Smith.