Personal Tax

Property and trading allowances need more guidance

Clarity and guidance are needed on the new property and trading income allowances.

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Bereavement support payment changes

Changes to payments to those suffering from the death of a spouse or civil partner have been introduced.

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Personal tax changes

Here is an overview of some of the main changes for 2017/18 affecting personal finances.

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Over 55s risk missing out on family home allowance

Over 55s are at risk of missing out on the family home allowance for inheritance tax coming into force in April.

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Reminder: residence nil-rate band from April

The residence nil-rate band is coming into effect from 6 April 2017.

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Making the most of the pension annual allowance

People carrying forward any unused pensions allowance from the 2013/14 tax year must do so before 6 April 2017.

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Online tax return deadline reminder

The deadline to submit your online tax return is no later than midnight on 31 January 2017.

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Higher earners failing to claim tax relief

Higher-rate taxpayers who do not submit a tax return could be overpaying tax.

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Younger generations set to inherit more than predecessors

Younger people are likely to inherit more wealth than their predecessors in previous generations.

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Stamp duty viewed as barrier by first-time buyers

Two thirds of aspiring homeowners would be more likely to purchase a home if they didn’t have to pay stamp duty.

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