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January News and Updates

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2021.

Our first couple of weeks of the year has been busy for all of us at Bell Howley Perrotton! We've had 'panic' customers who are completely behind with their tax returns, we've had several new clients requiring their will updated and new customers wanting a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

While things are challenging out there at the moment, we've also had two new property investors coming on board requiring specialist tax advice to save them making unnecessary HMRC payments - now that was a nice surprise for them to start the year off!

What tax do I need to pay by 31st January 2021?


  • What if the Covid-19 pandemic has hit me hard?

  • Do I have to pay my outstanding tax?

  • What if I am struggling to pay?

The self-assessment tax return for 2019/20 must be filed by midnight on 31 January 2021. If you miss this deadline, you will automatically receive a late filing penalty of £100, regardless of whether you owe any tax, unless you are able to convince HMRC that you have a reasonable excuse for filing your tax return after the deadline. Find out more>>>

Property! Property! Property!


Our first podcast of 2021 is now available on Spotify and iTunes and we have special guests Ian Burton, Corporate Lawyer and Adam Vickers of the Property Foundations Group joining us! We discuss what to watch out for when working with family and friends and the benefits of joining a property network. Give it a listen here: Hear more from our first 2021 Podcast

Providing LPA’s in Care Homes! Solicitor who is also a keyworker..... Lasting Power of Attorney and Will writing are still considered as an essential service. See Amanda’s story here when visiting a care home


Beware the capital gains tax connected person rules trap! Although it is possible to transfer assets between spouses at a value that gives rise to neither a gain nor a loss, giving a property to children or other family members may trigger an unwelcome capital gains tax bill....

Find our more


Click here for Covid-19 measures 5 January 2021 update

If you are looking at help or advice on any of the following services please feel free to contact us direct or find out more using the links to our web pages below:

Specialist tax advice and accountancy

Trusts and estate planning for business and individuals

Tax and the more complex anti-avoidance rules

Corporate & Commercial structure to avoid partner disputes

Financial planning services related to property acquisition

Thank you for reading our latest news and if you've got a tax or legal issue you would like us to cover in our next newsletter, please let us know! Kind regards, Simon, Amanda and the team at Bell Howley Perrotton.