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Category Archives:Tax News

Due a tax rebate? Keep an eye on your account

In a new initiative designed to reduce paper use and unnecessary confusion, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced a significant change to the way that taxpayers are notified of a repayment.

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Plan a little, achieve a lot – Destress with effective tax planning

April marks both the start of the 2024/25 tax year and Stress Awareness Month – a coincidence not lost on those of you who are turning your attention to tax planning for the coming year.

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Making the most of pension contributions for tax purposes

Are you ready for the end of the 2023/24 tax year?

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My business prioritises sustainability – Can I claim tax reliefs?

Investing in Environmental, Social and Governance objectives (ESG) and sustainability is becoming more popular for business owners at every level.

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Higher rate taxpayer? How to prepare for the end of the tax year

The end of the financial year is coming. 5 April is crunch time for making businesses and individual estates as tax efficient as possible.

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HMRC U-turns on its double cab pickups tax decision

HMRC surprised all taxpayers who own a double cab pickup as a company vehicle on 12 February by announcing that these vehicles would be classified as cars and not vans, which would have led to higher National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for owners. Read More

Making Tax Digital – Your questions, answered

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is designed to simplify the tax process for business owners.

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Government to change tax law twice before election – How to prepare

The Chair of the Conservatives, Richard Holden, has said that there could be two more changes to UK tax law before the election – which is expected to be called in the latter part of this year.

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Attention UK Taxpayers – do you understand the 500T tax code?

The 500T tax code in the UK is a temporary, non-cumulative code used by HMRC when they lack information.

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Understanding Inheritance Tax and the implications for your finances 

Inheritance Tax (IHT) can be a sensitive and uncertain topic when discussing with loved ones, but it is something that cannot and should not be avoided. 

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