Helping professional accountants in smaller practices since 1996

Upcoming Webinars

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Time: 2:00pm

The sale and lease of commercial property is normally exempt, but it is possible to opt to tax the property in which case its sale or lease becomes standard rated.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • Why the option to tax is exercised;
  • How to exercise the option (including some common problems which arise in practice);
  • When the option to tax does not apply and who is bound by the option;
  • The anti-avoidance rules which can catch businesses out.


Sarah Kay

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Sarah is the Lead Technical Writer at Croner-i on indirect tax.

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Time: 2:00pm20

This webinar will cover the current property tax issues, what can and cannot be claimed and latest HMRC activity, as well as rules and reliefs on SDLT including recent tax cases. 

What will I learn?

  • Comparison of the tax treatments of shorthold tenancies and furnished holiday lettings, and impacts on capital expenditure, loan interest relief and losses
  • What is and isn’t a repair for tax purposes, and latest HMRC activity on this issue
  • Review of CGT reliefs
  • Definition for SDLT residential property, SDLT rates and tax cases involving non-residential use
  • Multiple dwellings relief and recent tax cases
  • Latest on freeports and special investment zones


Zigurds Kronbergs

Zigurds Kronbergs FCA FCCA

Zigurds is a Senior Technical Writer at Croner-i Tax.

Andy Richens

Andy Richens

Andy is a Senior Technical Writer at Croner-i Tax.


Successfully fighting the corner of the small practitioner

The Society of Professional Accountants is an independent association of some 1,000 professionally qualified accountants in small practices. We provide a collective voice on issues that directly affect our business environment.

We understand your needs because we are practitioner led. That means we get the opportunities and pressures of running a smaller practice and can help you navigate these effectively.



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By joining the Society of Professional Accountants you will become part of a unique network of over 1000 smaller practitioners across the UK committed to providing high quality advice and support to their clients.

Membership will give you access to:

member insights
The latest industry developments and how to adopt these
Regular webinars and on-line workshops to enable you to successfully maintain and grow your practice
Member news publications
Access to Navigate Tax, Audit and Accounting Lite from Croner-i, the UK’s leading information resource for tax and accounting professionals, as a core part of your subscription
Advice and support from practitioners
Advice and support from practitioners with many years experience
member training and development
The opportunity to network with fellow practitioners at both live and virtual events
A voice with Government and regulators as well as professional accounting bodies

A voice with Government and regulators as well as professional accounting bodies


Who We Work With

At SPA we look to create links with partners who can either provide benefits or professional services for our members – good value health insurance, PII and other cover and tax support – or services which complement and broaden our members’ offerings. 


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