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Category Archives:Tax

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 shifting the “tax burden” onto UK consumers

Accounting experts have accused HMRC of shifting the “tax burden” onto UK consumers after finding that 21 per cent of their total income is accounted for by VAT. Read More

ICAEW urging workers to not leave tax return until the last minute

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned self-employed workers not to leave their tax return “to the last minute”. 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

Mortgage interest tax relief changes explained

The ongoing changes currently being rolled out to mortgage interest tax relief have been strongly criticised by landlords and property bodies – but what are they, and how will they affect property investment? Read More

Capital gains tax payment rules warning to residential property owners

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has issued a warning to residential property owners, about the need to carefully consider the timing of any sale or gift of their property in future. Read More

Generational divide over potential tax increase in UK

A recent survey conducted by Populus shows there is a clear generational divide over the issue of whether to increase taxation to help fund the public sector, with under-45s being much less supportive than those aged over 45. Read More

House of Lords report criticises HMRC’s treatment of taxpayers

A new House of Lords report published this week argues that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is treating taxpayers ‘unfairly’. Read More

Are you entitled to a Christmas tax rebate?

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are urging people to check whether they are entitled to claim tax relief from work expenses such as; car mileage, replacing equipment or maintaining uniforms.  Read More

How to avoid tax scams this Christmas

The number of tax scams reported each month has jumped to 85,000, a new study has revealed. Read More

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