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Tax plans lack strategy, says think tank

There is a lack of a coherent strategy across the taxation plans of the main political parties that would further complicate the tax system, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said.

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Homebuyers benefit from stamp duty reforms

More than two thirds of homebuyers stand to benefit from the stamp duty reforms introduced after the 2014 Autumn Statement, according to research by Nationwide.

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Tax changes from 1 April

A host of new tax changes affecting businesses and individuals have come into effect on 1 April. Here is a quick breakdown of the changes and how they may affect you.

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Charitable donations popular among estate planners

Almost a fifth of people plan to leave money to charity when they die, according to research by the AA.

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Budget 2015 savings measures popular with public

The new ISAs and tax breaks announced during Budget 2015 have proven popular with the public, according to a survey by uSwitch.

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Chancellor shakes up annuity market

Annuity holders will be able to sell their retirement income without incurring a 55% tax charge under plans announced by the Chancellor George Osborne.

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New savings rate removes tax on interest

An online calculator has been launched to help people see if they are eligible for the new 0% savings tax rate, the Chancellor has announced.

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Pension savers avoid retirement advice

Almost three quarters of over-50s are not currently planning to seek retirement advice after the government's pension reforms are introduced in April, according to research by LV=.

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Millions to benefit from marriage tax break

More than 4 million married couples and 15,000 civil partnerships stand to benefit from the Marriage Allowance, according to official government estimates.

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