Personal Tax

HMRC electrician's campaign nearing end

Electricians who have failed to pay the correct amount of tax have just one week to pay any tax owed and take advantage of more lenient payment terms from HMRC.

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SMEs warned about contractor tax obligations

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) hiring self-employed contractors are being warned about the risk of avoiding their tax obligations.

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New Universal Credit regulations could hamper self-employed

The self-employed could face difficulties accessing state benefits from next year if draft regulations regarding the new Universal Credit system go ahead, tax advisers have warned.

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£200 million worth of free shares given to workers last year

UK firms gave more than £200 million worth of free shares to employees last year, according to an annual survey by IFS.

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Higher rate taxpayers urged to settle tax returns

Higher rate taxpayers are being given the opportunity to come forward and submit any outstanding tax returns with HMRC as it launches a new time-limited campaign.

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New tax guidance for employers on company paid healthcare

New guidance on the tax implications for companies offering paid healthcare for their employees has been published.

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Tax avoidance: Consultation on general anti-abuse rule launched

The Government has launched a consultation on a new general anti-abuse rule (GAAR) designed to tackle what it terms 'artificial and abusive tax avoidance schemes'.

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Scotland: End of stamp duty tax gains momentum

Stamp duty tax could be scrapped in Scotland, after the Scottish Government announced its intentions to overhaul the taxation system.

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Six new taskforces launched by HMRC

HMRC has launched six new taskforces with the aim of recovering up to £23 million from traders who fail to pay the taxes they owe.

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Charities, pasties and caravans: Chancellor makes series of Budget U-turns

Chancellor George Osborne has dropped plans to limit the amount of tax relief on charitable giving, after listening to the concerns of charities.

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