Personal Tax

Taxpayers urged to prepare for new compliance rules

Taxpayers and businesses need to be aware that a new regime on how tax compliance checks are carried out will soon be in force, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned.

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Bonus rates fall again for employee share schemes

The Treasury has announced another reduction in the bonus rates for the Save As You Earn (SAYE) sharesave scheme.

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Small businesses targeted by tax scams

Small firms have been the victims of fraudulent emails purportedly sent by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Revenue offers guidance on new inspection rules

As from 1 April 2009, new legislation will affect the way that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) conducts enquiries, visits and inspections.

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Consultation begins on taxpayers’ charter

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published a draft of a taxpayers’ charter and is inviting the views of the public and businesses on it.

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Tax return date looms large

Taxpayers are being reminded that they must submit their self assessment returns online by 31 January.

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HMRC offers taxpayers advice on online filing hitch

People who have found that HM Revenue and Customs’ online tax return website contains a mistake on the payment of self assessment tax through their PAYE codes have been given advice on what to do.

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Revenue cuts overpaid tax interest rates to zero

HM Revenue and Customs has announced that, as from 27 January, the rate of interest to be paid on money owing to taxpayers falls to 0 per cent.

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HMRC website tax error

Taxpayers, with tax owing of up to £2,000, are being advised that HM Revenue and Customs’ online tax return website contains a mistake.

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Tax breaks urged for savers

Savers should be offered tax incentives as way of combating the poor returns currently being delivered by savings accounts, a leading banker has argued.

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