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02/11/15 Couples – can you transfer your unused tax allowances?

The system for claiming the Marriage Allowance is up and running. It could save you up to £252 in the year to 5 April 2022. Will you benefit? To benefit from the Marriage Allowance you need to be part of a married couple or be civil partners. One member of the couple must have taxable […]

02/10/15 Changing jobs? Watch your tax

The tax system for employees has changed. Most employers now send HMRC pay and tax details in real-time each payday. But what happens when you change jobs? Form P45 When you leave an employment, your employer should still give you form P45. This will normally show your pay to date and the tax deducted. It […]

25/09/15 Some tips for successful complaints

Fair play Sometimes tax can seem to be all about rules. But there is another aspect to dealing with HMRC: service standards. HMRC has a published charter (Your Charter) which sets out what it expects from you, and what you can expect in return. You can expect HMRC to: Respect you Help and support you […]

25/08/15 Payment of class 2 National Insurance.

The way class 2 National Insurance was paid changed as from 10 July 2015 when payments by direct debit stopped. When you file your self assessment tax return, your Class 2 National Insurance for 2015-16 onwards will be collected along with any income tax and class 4 National Insurance due. What to watch for Class […]

27/05/15 Normally file a return? Not received a tax return or reminder to file?

If you filed a tax return last year, you may be expecting a tax return or a notice to file letter from HMRC. But this year is different. What’s changed and what to look out for HMRC must let you know if you need to file a tax return. In the past, HMRC has usually […]

05/05/15 Out of time tax returns – could you have a second chance?

A Tribunal decision cast doubt on HMRC’s refusal to process tax returns which are sent in more than four years after the end of the relevant tax year. The Taxpayer’s case The case concerned a taxpayer (Mr Higgs) who had made large payments on account for the tax year 2006/07. For various reasons he did […]

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