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Spring Statement 2018 Personal Tax

The personal allowance The personal allowance for 2018/19 is £11,850. The marriage allowance The marriage allowance permits certain couples, where neither pays tax at more than the basic rate, to tran ...

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Spring Statement 2018 Business Tax

Making Tax Digital for Business: VAT HMRC is phasing in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime, which will ultimately require taxpayers to move to a fully digital tax system. Regulations have no ...

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Spring Statement 2018 Employment Taxes

Employer provided cars The scale of charges for working out the taxable benefit for an employee who has use of an employer provided car are now announced well in advance. Most cars are taxed by refere ...

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Spring Statement 2018 Capital Taxes

Capital gains tax (CGT) rates The current rates of CGT are 10%, to the extent that any income tax basic rate band is available, and 20% thereafter. Higher rates of 18% and 28% apply for certain gains; ...

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Year end tax planning

With the end of the tax year looming there is still time to save tax for 2017/18. We have set out some points you may want to consider. Make full use of your ISA allowance – ISAs can offer a use ...

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Pensions Auto Enrolment to increase

Minimum pension contributions are set to increase from 6 April 2018 and again in 2019. Period Duration Employer minimum Total minimum contribution 1 Employer’s staging date to 5 April 2018 1% 2% ...

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Minimum Wage increases from 2018

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) are the legal minimum wage rates that must be paid to employees. Employers are liable to be penalised for not complying with the NMW and ...

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HMRC halts thousands of scam text messages

HMRC have announced that they have stopped thousands of taxpayers from receiving scam text messages ‘with 90 percent of the most convincing texts now halted before they reach their phones’. HMRC’s pre ...

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