Personal tax

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Paperless self-assessment proposed

HM Revenue & Customs has announced plans to make the online self-assessment service "a more complete end-to-end digital experience".

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Lifetime gifts alter the traditional inheritance

The traditional inheritance is becoming a thing of the past as more parents choose to give away assets during their lifetime, data from the Office for National Statistics has suggested.

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Pensions lifetime limit cut to affect thousands

The number of individuals affected by next year's cut in the lifetime limit for pension contributions is likely to be higher than Government figures suggest, according to pension provider Standard Life.

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£3bn paid in inheritance tax in 2012/13

Inheritance tax cost families and individuals more than £3 billion in 2012/13, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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HMRC campaigns update: your chance to disclose missed tax payments

HMRC is offering individuals who may have missed tax payments on property sales and those who have failed to file self assessment returns the opportunity to come forward and settle any unpaid tax as part of time-limited campaigns.

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Scottish stamp duty tax change edges closer

A bill allowing Scotland to set its own rate of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) separate to that of the UK has reached its third stage of debate in the Scottish Parliament.

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A third of workers take on second jobs to boost income

Three million Britons (six per cent) have taken on a second job to boost their primary monthly income, with one in three (36 per cent) supplementing their income in some way with an additional £2,536 a year, research from Direct Line has found.

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Tax credit errors cost £2.3 billion in 2010-11

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is to miss its target to reduce tax credit error and fraud by £5 billion, a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said.

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