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Landlords return to property market

Following changes to stamp duty land tax from 1 April 2016, landlords are slowly returning to the buy-to-let property market.

HMRC call times triple

Average HMRC call waiting times have tripled over the last 18 months, resulting in a loss to taxpayers of £97 million last year.

Wedding season 2016 – gifts and tax relief

With wedding season fast approaching, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales is reminding guests of the tax relief available if they choose to make a gift to a married couple.

Tax credit overpayment change introduced

A number of changes relating to the way that tax credit overpayments are dealt with have come into force from 6 April 2016.

Many grandparents planning on passing inheritance to grandchildren

70% of grandparents are planning on leaving an inheritance to their grandchildren, while 55% will ring fence the money to ensure it is passed on, according to research by SunLife.

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