Personal Tax

Tax-free childcare gives small boost to parental employment

Plans to double parents' entitlement to tax-free childcare will have a small impact on parental working patterns.

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Landlords shifted into higher tax bracket in 2017

More than 440,000 basic rate tax paying landlords could be moved into a higher tax bracket from April 2017.

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Home improvements favoured over moving

Planning on selling your property? 59% of homeowners think that making improvements to their current home is a better option than trying to move up the housing ladder.

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Record number of property sales exceed IHT nil-rate band

A record proportion of properties sold in 2016 to date exceeded the inheritance tax (IHT) nil-rate band limit of £325,000.

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ISA investments at record high

£80 billion was subscribed to ISA accounts during the 2015/16 tax year, according to figures released by HMRC.

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Faster tax repayments through personal tax account

Taxpayers can now receive tax repayments directly from HMRC using their online personal tax account.

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Reminder: changes to interest rates on late payments

Late payment and repayment interest rates charged for the main taxes and duties will change on 23 August 2016.

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HMRC cuts trigger customer service concerns

Cuts to HMRC's personal tax services over the next 5 years could lead to a drop in customer service quality.

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Home ownership falls to 1986 levels

Purchasing your first property? Home ownership has seen its sharpest fall since the early 2000s.

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Help to Save tax treatment under scrutiny

The Low Income Tax Reform Group is calling for the Help to Save scheme to be exempt from income tax ahead of its implementation.

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