Welcome to our Virtual Tax Partner ® Tax Tools and calculators.

These original tax diagnostic tools aim to help you solve some really complicated tax questions in a matter of minutes.

Each tool is designed to save you approximately two to six hours of time. They are written for non-experts.

Virtual Tax Partner Tax Tools: At a glance

Tax calculators

Legislation checkers/calculators: 

Step by step guides with templates & examples

You can buy all tools separately, the ones with a STAR* are included in a subscription to!

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What does it do?

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Income tax & NICS  
Self Employed tax* Calculates Income tax, Class 2 and Class 4 National Insurance Self Employment Calc
Salary v Dividend* Calculates income tax and National Insurance payable on a salary, compared to income tax & corporation tax paid on a dividend Salary v dividend: tax calc
Salary (low) & Dividend v Dividend* Calculates income tax, National Insurance and corporation tax payable on a range of salary sizes, plus dividend combination, compared to income tax & corporation tax paid on a dividend Salary or salary plus dividend combinations calc
Capital Gains Tax (CGT)  

Business Asset Disposal Relief:  business & asset disposals

Capital Gains Tax: this tool checks the Business Asset Disposal Relief qualifying conditions for the disposal of the whole or part of a business, or assets used by the business when it ceases.

BADR Sole Trader

 Business Asset Disposal Relief : share disposals

CGT: this tool checks whether you meet the Business Asset Disposal Relief conditions for the disposal of your shares in a private company.

There are two versions of this tool: one for disposals on or after 6/4/2019, and one for disposals made in earlier tax years.

BADR Shares from 6/4/19

BADR Shares to 5/4/19

*Purchase of own shares* (POS) Company purchase of own shares, use this tool to work out the results of the substantial reduction & connectons tests for full purchase or phased buy-back. Purchase of own shares (POS)

* TAAR* tool for distributions

CGT/Income Tax: will you trigger the Targeted Anti-Avoidance Rule (TAAR) on a distribution made in respect of shares on winding up a company?

 TAAR Tool
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)  
*SDLT *Multiple Dwellings & Annexes

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT: if you are buying two or more properties in a single transaction use this tool to see if you meet the qualifying conditions and you may be able to claim both Multiple Dwellings Relief and relief from the Higher Rate Charge

SDLT MDR Annex Tool
Corporation tax: Research & Development reliefs  
R & D Zone

R&D Zone provides the tools to help you work through and make your own R&D claim directly with HMRC.

If DIY is not your thing, why not sub-contract the problem (it will be financially advantageous) via the Virtual Tax Partner support service at super-discounted rates.

R & D Zone 
Companies & shareholders: CGT, Corporation Tax, Income Tax, Stamp Duty  


These tools help company owners to resolve difficult company problems and then provide worked-through case studies, with step-by-step analysis and tax clearance templates. These cover 7 different company reorganisation situations:

  • Case Study 1: Tradeco, demerger of two trades
  • Case Study 2: Tradeco, demerger of its investment business
  • Case Study 3: Tradeco demerger of investment subsidiary
  • Case Study 4: Investco: Demerger of trading subsidiary
  • Case Study 5: Management Buyout via newholdco
  • Case Study 6: POS, buyout retiring shareholder
  • Case Study 7: Creating a group


VAT Penalties When does the new (points based) late filing and penalty system apply to you? VAT penalty checker
VAT Making Tax Digital When does a VAT registered business have to join MTD for VAT VAT MTD start checker


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Any guides on this site as well as the tools in the our Tax Toolkit above can be purchased on their own, with or without a subscription to, on a Pay-As-You-Go basis. 

If you are a tax novice, or not very confident in some areas of tax, all Tax Tools all work best with a subscription as then receive the full benefit of all interactive guidance.

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