In recent years, the stock market has had its ups and downs. Add to this the serious loss of public confidence in pension funds as a means of saving for the future and it is not surprising that investors have looked elsewhere. The UK property market, whilst cyclical, has proved over the long-term to be a very successful investment… Read More
If you are thinking of making a gift to charity, this factsheet summarises how to make tax-effective gifts. You can get tax relief on gifts to UK charities if you give: under Gift Aid, through a Payroll Giving scheme, run by your employer, or by making a gift of certain shares or land.Legislation was introduced in the Finance Act 2010 to extend UK charitable… Read More
The High Income Child Benefit charge applies to a taxpayer who has income over £50,000 in a tax year where either they or their partner, if they have one, are in receipt of Child Benefit for the year… Read More
This factsheet explains whether you or your spouse/partner are entitled to the Child Tax Credit and the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit. Claims for the Working Tax Credit other than the childcare element are not covered in detail here. It is aimed at low income workers. As the amount of Child Tax Credit may be dependent on… Read More
Under the self assessment regime an individual is responsible for ensuring that their tax liability is calculated and any tax owing is paid on time. Tax returns are issued shortly after the end of the fiscal year. The fiscal year runs from 6 April to the following 5 April, so 2010/11 runs from 6 April 2010 to 5 April 2011. Tax returns are issued… Read More
The government has started phasing in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative, which will see taxpayers move to a fully digital tax system.
In this factsheet we outline some of the key issues for individuals including the Personal Tax Account and Simple Assessment… Read More