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Self assessment

HMRC’s customer service levels deteriorate with call wait times increasing 31% in month

HMRC must prepare for busiest month with self-assessment deadline looming 

Self-Assessment filing deadline draws near

Those who have still not submitted all of their self-assessment filing information will need to complete their 2019-20 tax return as soon as possible as the 31 January 2021 moves closer.  

Payment of Self Assessment tax in July 2020

Most taxpayers who are within self-assessment and who have an annual tax liability in excess of £1,000 will expect to have to pay tax at the end of January and July each year, and HMRC are currently in the process of sending out statements for the payment due at the end of July.

Payment of Self Assessment tax in July 2020

Most taxpayers who are within self-assessment and who have an annual tax liability in excess of £1,000 will expect to have to pay tax at the end of January and July each year, and HMRC are currently in the process of sending out statements for the payment due at the end of July.

Don't be tricked this Halloween

When most people think of October 31st, ghosts, goblins and ghouls spring to mind.  

Don't be tricked this Halloween

When most people think of October 31st, ghosts, goblins and ghouls spring to mind.  

Return to date of death - no problem?

I have been appointed as executor - when does this start? As an executor or personal representative you may consider that your responsibilities start at the date of death.   

Can’t pay your tax?

A reminder that HMRC may consider extended options for settling your outstanding tax bill. The key is to contact HMRC, explain why you can’t pay on time, and discuss how you can settle any outstanding liabilities.

Can’t pay your tax?

A reminder that HMRC may consider extended options for settling your outstanding tax bill. The key is to contact HMRC, explain why you can’t pay on time, and discuss how you can settle any outstanding liabilities.

Self Assessment Update

On Friday 1st February, HMRC announced that over 93% of taxpayers filed their self-assessment tax returns on time and before the 31st January deadline.

Self Assessment Update

On Friday 1st February, HMRC announced that over 93% of taxpayers filed their self-assessment tax returns on time and before the 31st January deadline.

Self Assessment Update

On Friday 1st February, HMRC announced that over 93% of taxpayers filed their self-assessment tax returns on time and before the 31st January deadline.

Tax Diary January 2019

See important tax dates for January here.

Tax Diary January 2019

See important tax dates for January here.

January is here - completing your self assessment tax return

As the year draws to a close, the thought of your tax return is there, at the back of your mind. But with so much time before the deadline, you decide not to worry about it for now.

January is here - completing your self assessment tax return

As the year draws to a close, the thought of your tax return is there, at the back of your mind. But with so much time before the deadline, you decide not to worry about it for now.

Have you received a PPI refund?

If you have received a refund from a PPI claim, the premiums refunded are not taxable. However, many successful claims are being paid out with a simple 8% interest to compensate the time you were without the benefit of your money.  

Have you received a PPI refund?

If you have received a refund from a PPI claim, the premiums refunded are not taxable. However, many successful claims are being paid out with a simple 8% interest to compensate the time you were without the benefit of your money.  

Self employed tax bills

Whether you pay income tax or National Insurance, the effect on your cash flow is the same.

Self employed tax bills

Whether you pay income tax or National Insurance, the effect on your cash flow is the same.

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Planning

Most of our readers will be aware that they can make chargeable gains of up to £11,100 in the tax year 2015-16 and pay no CGT. This exemption cannot be transferred to a future tax year or carried back to a previous tax year if it is not utilised.

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Planning

Most of our readers will be aware that they can make chargeable gains of up to £11,100 in the tax year 2015-16 and pay no CGT. This exemption cannot be transferred to a future tax year or carried back to a previous tax year if it is not utilised.