Category: Tax

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Millions to Get a Tax Cut as National Insurance Threshold Rises to £9,500

Millions to Get a Tax Cut as National Insurance Threshold Rises to £9,500

The Treasury is to raise the National Insurance threshold for 2020/21, saving the average employee around £104. According to legislation approved in Parliament back on 30 January 2020, the £8,632 threshold at which employees start paying class 1 national insurance contributions (NICs) will increase by more than 10% to £9,500. The same £9,500 threshold will … Continued

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Scotland Freezes Income Tax Rates After Finance Secretary Resigns

Scotland Freezes Income Tax Rates After Finance Secretary Resigns

The Scottish Government has decided to freeze all income tax rates, plus the higher and top-rate thresholds, for 2020/21. Assuming the personal allowance remains at £12,500, only the basic and intermediate thresholds in Scotland are set to rise in line with inflation. A starter-rate of 19% will apply on earnings between £12,501 and £14,585, while … Continued

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Report spares taxpayers from last month’s loan charge deadline

Report spares taxpayers from last month’s loan charge deadline

An eagerly anticipated report into the controversial loan charge has provided respite for thousands of people. The Government revealed a string of concessions to lessen the severity of the policy, which seriously distressed those affected. Up to 50,000 people were paid through so-called disguised remuneration schemes dating back to 1999. Prior to the publication of … Continued

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Budget Day is now 11 March 2020

Budget Day is now 11 March 2020

The December General Election meant that the Autumn Budget was delayed and we now know that Sajid Javed will deliver his first Budget on the second Wednesday in March which is when Budget day used to be! We are expecting that the tax measures in the Conservative Party manifesto will be announced again together with … Continued

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Budget Set to Take Place in February Once Brexit is Resolved

Budget Set to Take Place in February Once Brexit is Resolved

The new government intends to announce the 2020/21 tax rates, bands and allowances in a full Budget next month. Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured a handsome majority on 12 December 2019, and swiftly returned Sajid Javid to the position of Chancellor. Javid was poised to deliver his first Budget speech in November 2019, only for … Continued

Comments Off on Complex Taper Rules Could Lead to ‘Huge’ Tax Bills for High Earners

Complex Taper Rules Could Lead to ‘Huge’ Tax Bills for High Earners

Complex Taper Rules Could Lead to ‘Huge’ Tax Bills for High Earners

High earners could face large tax bills if they fail to declare pension contributions on their 2018/19 tax returns, according to a report. When completing self-assessment, taxpayers are asked if they have put any money into a pension scheme above the annual pensions allowance. For most people, this allowance is £40,000 – but for every … Continued

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Advisory Fuel rate for Company Cars from 1 December 2019

Advisory Fuel rate for Company Cars from 1 December 2019

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 December 2019. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. Engine Size Petrol Diesel LPG 1400cc or less 12p   8p 1600cc or less   9p (10p)   1401cc to 2000cc 14p   9p … Continued

Comments Off on Delay to Controversial Loan Charge Review Leaves Thousands in Limbo

Delay to Controversial Loan Charge Review Leaves Thousands in Limbo

Delay to Controversial Loan Charge Review Leaves Thousands in Limbo

A report into the loan charge may not be published until after the deadline for settling claims with HMRC has passed. Up to 50,000 people whose employers had paid them through loans from offshore trusts dating back to 1999 were warned they could face huge tax bills. They were issued with a 5 April 2019 … Continued

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Postpone off-Payroll Extension to the Private Sector Until 2021

Postpone off-Payroll Extension to the Private Sector Until 2021

Extending off-payroll rules to the private sector in April 2020 should be delayed by a year, a tax group has said. Chancellor Sajid Javid intended to deliver his first Budget speech on Wednesday 6 November, only for it to be scrapped after a second Brexit extension was granted. In light of that and the subsequent … Continued

Comments Off on Ministry of Justice Finally Abandons Plans to Increase Probate Fees

Ministry of Justice Finally Abandons Plans to Increase Probate Fees

Ministry of Justice Finally Abandons Plans to Increase Probate Fees

Plans to increase probate fees that were due to take effect earlier this year have been abandoned. Families currently pay a flat fee of up to £215 to obtain the grant of probate needed in England and Wales to administer estates worth more than £5,000. That system was due to be replaced on 1 April … Continued