Category: Tax

Comments Off on Stealth tax freeze threatens income of pensioners

Stealth tax freeze threatens income of pensioners

Stealth tax freeze threatens income of pensioners

1.6m additional retirees dragged into income tax levy. 8.5m currently paying income tax, up from 4.9m in 2010. New research for the House of Commons has shown that due to the income tax threshold freeze of £12,570 until 2028, an additional 1.6m pensioners will have to pay income tax in the next four years. This … Continued

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PM proposes scrapping National Insurance

PM proposes scrapping National Insurance

Plans to simplify tax could require other increases. In 2022/23, NICs generated £178bn, with £103bn from employers, £65bn from employees, and around £10bn from the self-employed. The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has suggested the possibility of eliminating National Insurance contributions (NICs) for workers, following another 2% cut announced during the Budget. National Insurance, established in … Continued

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‘Limited tax cut options in budget’, says Chancellor

‘Limited tax cut options in budget’, says Chancellor

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has said that there is little scope for further tax cuts in the Spring Budget. In last year’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced various tax breaks, including a cut to the main rate of National Insurance from 12% to 10%. In January, he suggested that he intended to reduce taxes in the … Continued

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HMRC clamps down on undeclared dividend earnings

HMRC clamps down on undeclared dividend earnings

Starting on 4 February 2024, HMRC is writing to company owners regarding the potential under declaration of dividend income. The correspondence is prompted by a decrease in company reserves despite reported profits, hinting at undisclosed dividend payouts. Recipients are urged to acknowledge the letter by either disclosing any unreported dividend income or confirming no additional … Continued

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HMRC enforces tighter rules on ‘side hustle tax’

HMRC enforces tighter rules on ‘side hustle tax’

In a bid to tighten tax regulations and combat tax evasion, HMRC is implementing measures affecting sellers on platforms such as eBay, Vinted, Airbnb and Etsy. Effective from 1 January, many digital platforms are now mandated to collect under new international rules adopted by the UK through the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). … Continued

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HMRC launches cryptoassest tax disclosure service

HMRC launches cryptoassest tax disclosure service

HMRC has rolled out a new initiative enabling taxpayers to voluntarily disclose unpaid tax on cryptoassets covering exchange tokens, non-fungible tokens, and utility tokens.  The tax authority has initiated contact with selected taxpayers engaged in cryptoasset transactions who may not have fulfilled their tax obligations. Taxpayers must report transactions incurring capital gains during the 2022/23 … Continued

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HMRC reopens self-assessment helpline

HMRC reopens self-assessment helpline

HMRC has reopened the self-assessment tax helpline from 4 September after it was closed for three months over the summer. Between 12 June and 3 September, callers were redirected to digital services to give HMRC staff time to deal with other phone enquiries and handle the postal backlog. This was not the first time HMRC … Continued

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One million more pulled into tax on savings

One million more pulled into tax on savings

Rising interest rates and frozen thresholds will force over one million more taxpayers to pay taxes on their savings interest this tax year, new data reveals. Over 2.7 million individuals will pay tax on cash interest in the 2023/24 tax year, up by a million in a single year as more savers breach the personal … Continued

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HMRC has ‘enormous amount of work’ to deliver MTD on time

HMRC has ‘enormous amount of work’ to deliver MTD on time

In evidence submitted to the Public Accounts Committee’s Progress with Making Tax Digital inquiry, contributors from across the accounting profession handed down a blistering verdict on the project, and HMRC’s ability to deliver on its new timeline. The written submissions criticised HMRC’s failure to consult with and listen to taxpayers, agents, professional bodies and software … Continued

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Call wait times to be included on HMRC helplines

Call wait times to be included on HMRC helplines

After “a successful trial period”, HMRC has decided to extend its call time information messages to more of its helplines in a bid to give taxpayers and agents a better understanding of how long they can expect to be waiting on the phone. According to HMRC’s most recent stakeholder digest, the extension, which came into … Continued