Personal Tax

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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Tax-free childcare gives small boost to parental employment

Plans to double parents' entitlement to tax-free childcare will have a small impact on parental working patterns.

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Landlords shifted into higher tax bracket in 2017

More than 440,000 basic rate tax paying landlords could be moved into a higher tax bracket from April 2017.

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Home improvements favoured over moving

Planning on selling your property? 59% of homeowners think that making improvements to their current home is a better option than trying to move up the housing ladder.

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