Personal tax

Tax / HMRC inheritance tax calculator reflects nil-rate band

HMRC has updated the inheritance tax (IHT) calculator to include details on the nil-rate band for inheritance tax, which came into effect in April and gives married couples and civil partners a higher IHT allowance, set to reach £1m by 2020

Tax / Manifestos fail to ‘offer honest set of choices’, says IFS

Neither the Conservatives’ nor Labour’s manifestos address the long-term challenges faced by the public sector, according to assessment by the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Tax / Messi’s ‘red card’ for tax fraud confirmed

Spain's Supreme Court has confirmed a 21-month jail term for Barcelona striker and Argentinian football international Lionel Messi, for charges of tax fraud, but the player is unlikely to be sent off the pitch to serve time in prison

Tax / HMRC disputes own calculations

HMRC has won a £3.1m case at a First Tier Tribunal (FTT) where part of the argument centred on whether or not the tax authority could challenge calculations derived from third party software developed to meet its own technical specifications, which may have implications for Making Tax Digital implementations

Tax / Gold bullion disguised remuneration still marketed despite HMRC clampdown

A year on from a concerted clampdown by HMRC, disguised remuneration schemes involving gold bullion are still being marketed to clients

Tax / UKIP promises no tax rises

Speaking at the launch of the UKIP manifesto, deputy chairman Suzanne Evans has said it is the only party going into the forthcoming election to pledge not to raise taxes, with plans to introduce a £13,500 threshold for paying income tax by the end of the next parliament

Tax / Cohabiting pensioners missing out on tax benefits

Despite people over the pension age being the fastest growing group of cohabitees, many are missing out on tax breaks, such as inheritance tax benefits, and state pension rights which are only available to married couples, according to research by Royal London

Tax / Uber owes NY drivers millions after accounting error

Ride-hailing pioneer Uber has admitted it owes its New York drivers tens of millions of dollars following an accounting error in the way in which it calculated their commission, by using a figure which included state taxes rather than a pre-tax fare

Tax / Scottish overseas taxpayers at risk of inaccurate bills, ATT warns

Scottish people living outside the UK are at risk of paying the incorrect tax as a result of confusion over whether they should be treated as Scottish or UK taxpayers, the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) warns

Tax / Charitable donations cut inheritance tax bills by £880m

The amount of inheritance tax (IHT) saved by leaving money to charity has hit a record £880m, as donors look to reduce their tax bills and donate to good causes on their death

Tax / Pension planning: lifetime allowance and tax liability - part 1

In part one of our series on pensions, Kay Ingram, director of public policy at LEBC reviewsthe impact of reductions in the lifetime allowance and tax liability for high earners, plus a snapshot of the key tax breaks currently available

Tax / Green Party pledges to abolish cap on employees' NICs

The wealthiest in society will pay significantly more tax under Green Party plans, the party reveals in its manifesto

Tax / Election: the tax snapshot

As the June snap election looms, Calum Fuller asks tax advisers what tax policy they are looking for from the new government with certainty and a stop to the constant changes to tax rules at the top of the agenda

Tax / General election 2017: party policies on tax

With four weeks to go until the general election on 8 June, CCH Daily gives a snapshot of the key tax measures from income tax to the doubling of the employer charge for non-EU workers announced by the UK's political parties in their manifestos

Tax / Guests to say ‘I do’ to wedding gift tax relief

As Pippa Middleton, sister to the Duchess of Cambridge, prepares to walk down the aisle this weekend, marking the start of the wedding season, ICAEW is reminding guests of the tax relief available if they choose to make a gift to the happy couple
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