Contacting HMRC has been changing over the last couple of years. After the loss of the local offices, HMRC improved their telephone service so that – in theory – it is easy to get through to, and speak with, the… Continue Reading November 2017 – Hints and tips when contacting HMRC
By the time you read this, the deadline for filing your paper 2016/17 Tax Return (31st October 2017) will have passed. If you normally file on paper but for some reason have failed to do so, don’t panic – you… Continue Reading October 2017 – How to avoid late filing penalties
Pay As you Earn (PAYE) is the system that allows employers and pension providers to collect the tax you owe and pass it on to HMRC. Your tax code is the way they communicate between each other. It generally works… Continue Reading September – 2017 – Thought you understood the tax system?…Think again…Pay As You Earn is changing…
In January this year we wrote about the new tax changes for the 2017/18 tax year. A number of these proposals came into force straight away, such as the tax free personal allowance now £11,500, changes to the inheritance tax… Continue Reading August 2017 – In out, in out, shake it all about!
Don’t miss out! Are you getting all of your allowances? You may be missing out on extra tax allowances just because you haven’t been made aware of them. Most of you will be aware of the personal tax free allowance… Continue Reading July 2017 – Claim your allowances
Scammers have become more sophisticated in their bid to part us from our cash. From email scams and copycat websites to nuisance calls and tax rebate scams, we need our wits about us. What is a Scam? A Scam is… Continue Reading June 2017 – Don’t let it happen to you!
As your letter box rattles with your end of year paperwork like P60’s and savings/investment information, it is a good time to check whether you have paid the correct amount of tax for that year and also to make sure… Continue Reading May 2017 – The end of the tax year but was it right?
If you receive dividends on shareholdings you may have noticed a change in the supporting documentation for any dividend paid after 5 April 2016. The associated tax credit voucher you’ve seen in the past has been abolished and replaced by… Continue Reading April 2017 – Credit where credit’s due? Not any more
Well, it had to happen eventually! HMRC are making changes to the way the tax system works and by 2020 they will have moved to a fully digital tax system where: taxpayers should never have to tell HMRC information it… Continue Reading March 2017 – Making tax digital
February is the month when HMRC send out penalties to people who have failed to file their 2015/16 tax return. If this is why you have received a penalty it is best to act quickly, especially if you normally file… Continue Reading February 2017 – Facing a Tax Penalty?