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Category Archives:Personal Tax

Shakira to face tax fraud accusation in Spanish court

The Colombian singer, Shakira whose estimated wealth is £176 million, is being investigated on suspicion of committing six separate counts of tax fraud against the Spanish Treasury totalling more than £12.5 million (€14.5 million). Read More

HMRC fines error

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been criticised recently for fining taxpayers for failing to submit their self-assessment returns online – even though the deadline is not until 31 January. Read More

Married couples missing out on tax break

Around one million married couples in the UK are failing to claim Marriage Allowance, which a simple-to-claim tax break that could leave them hundreds of pounds better off. Read More

Can you save more than £355 on this year’s self-assessment?

Self-employed taxpayers may be failing to claim on average £1,687 in tax-deductible expenses, a new report has revealed. Read More

HMRC issue reminder over Self-Assessment tax returns

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have issued a reminder that taxpayers have less than a month left to complete and submit their Self-Assessment tax returns. Read More

Majority of Britons to pay less income tax following changes announced in Budget

The majority of Britons will pay less income tax from April 2019 following important changes announced in this week’s Autumn Budget. Read More

Have you used your unused pensions annual allowance?

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has reminded taxpayers that they can carry forward any unused annual allowance if their pension savings exceed this year’s allowance. Read More

AAT calls on Government to reconsider proposed Rent a Room tax relief changes

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has called on the Government to rethink its proposals to reform Rent a Room tax relief, amid concerns that the changes would result in “unnecessary complexity.” Read More

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