Personal tax

Tax / HMRC urges taxpayers affected by flood to get in touch

Business owners affected by flooding should contact HMRC’s Business Payment Support Service (BPPS) for help with tax problems, while BEIS is offering help through business recovery grants

Tax / UK taxes highest since 1950s

Taxes are high by historical standards accounting for over a third of GDP at 34.4%, increasing almost 7% from the 1950s

Tax / Property rental tax compliance essentials

Emma Rawson, technical officer at the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) explores how the rent a room scheme and property income allowance affect rental income for residential landlords and property owners

Tax / Rising self employment erodes income tax take

The amount of income tax being paid is declining in every region of the UK as a growing proportion of the workforce becomes self employed

Tax / Q&A: LLP self assessment tax returns

In our weekly Q&A series from Croner Taxwise, tax consultant David Woolley explains the ins and outs of HMRC requirements when filing annual tax returns for a new limited liability partnership whose accounts straddle different tax years

Tax / UK voters want hike in tax for top earners

Both Labour and Conservative voters expect taxes to rise, and the majority feel that higher earners should make up the deficit

Tax / Pension tax pitfalls - lifetime and annual allowances

Staying on top of the pensions tax rules is an important part of managing a pension. But the provisions can be disconcertingly complex. Karen Goldschmidt, partner at LCP, unpicks some of the tax complexity surrounding the annual and lifetime allowances

Tax / Nunn: one size tax is not the answer for self employed

Attempts to reform tax reporting for the self employed and landlords need to be carefully thought through to avoid creating more complexity and red tape. Yvette Nunn CTA ATT MAAT, director of Berkeley Associates, assesses the latest OTS report

Tax / What you need to know: high income child benefit charge (HICBC)

Stephen Relf ACA CTA, senior tax writer at Croner-i, explains the tax implications of the high income child benefit charge (HICBC) from calculating the adjusted charge net income and advantages of claiming child benefit but opting out of actual payments to protect state pension

Tax / TV presenter Helen Fospero wins £80k IR35 case

In the latest IR35 loss for HMRC, TV presenter Helen Fospero has won her case at the tax tribunal over a disputed tax bill of £80,000 when she was working on a contract basis for ITV

Tax / Loan charge payment deadline should be scrapped

In a scathing report, members of the Loan Charge All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) have demanded an urgent delay and suspension of the loan charge, and for HMRC to suspend related accelerated payment notices (APNs)

Tax / Loan charge review delayed by election

Taxpayers will have to wait until a new government is formed to find out the outcome of the Morse review into the loan charge

Tax / Gaines-Cooper returns to tribunal over disputed £30m tax bill

Multimillionaire Robert Gaines-Cooper is back in the tax courts at the First Tier Tribunal disputing a long-running avoidance case centring on tax liability and domicile issues

Tax / Individual tax accounts need a revamp, says OTS

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is calling for improvements to HMRC’s individual tax account service to provide an end-to-end tax reporting and payment service for the self employed and buy-to-let landlords

Tax / Surrey taxpayers pay the most income tax in UK

Towns in the south east England stockbroker belt account for nine of the top 10 list of places in the UK where residents pay the most income tax
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