Tax calculations are now largely automated. When your tax return is submitted the HMRC computer calculates how much tax you owe, or whether a tax repayment is due, and issues a tax statement.
The high income child benefit charge (HICBC) was introduced in January 2013 to claw back child benefit where the highest earner in the family has total net income of £50,000 or more.
There was good news for individual taxpayers in the Budget; the personal allowance will rise from £11,850 to £12,500 on 6 April 2019.
Where an individual works through his or her own personal company to provide services, such as IT consultancy, that company must abide by the “IR35” rules
Every year HMRC reconciles taxpayers’ tax liabilities to the tax reported as paid for the individual via PAYE.
If you have taken a lump sum from your pension fund you may have had excess tax deducted by the pension company, but you can reclaim it.
Electric cars are creating a buzz in environmentally-conscious companies, and not just because of the noise they make. They are cheap to run and the price of many models is coming down.
All payroll payments and deductions must be reported to HMRC under real time information (RTI).
Income tax for Scottish taxpayers is set to change significantly from 6 April 2018, as their earnings, pensions and profits will be subject to up to five rates of Scottish income tax.
When you receive your PAYE code or tax computation, carefully check any amount of interest shown as received.
Many company owners take a small salary and variable amounts of dividends from their company each year. Previously, the dividends came with a tax credit, so there was no further tax to pay as long as total income didn’t stray into the higher tax bands.
Some simple reasons why your tax code may be wrong