Personal Tax

Reminder: residence nil-rate band from April

The residence nil-rate band is coming into effect from 6 April 2017.

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Making the most of the pension annual allowance

People carrying forward any unused pensions allowance from the 2013/14 tax year must do so before 6 April 2017.

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Online tax return deadline reminder

The deadline to submit your online tax return is no later than midnight on 31 January 2017.

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Higher earners failing to claim tax relief

Higher-rate taxpayers who do not submit a tax return could be overpaying tax.

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Younger generations set to inherit more than predecessors

Younger people are likely to inherit more wealth than their predecessors in previous generations.

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Stamp duty viewed as barrier by first-time buyers

Two thirds of aspiring homeowners would be more likely to purchase a home if they didn’t have to pay stamp duty.

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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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