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High earners reminded of child benefit charge

People receiving child benefit who have an income of over £60,000 are being reminded to opt out of receiving payments before the 28 March in order to avoid paying a new charge by self-assessment tax return.

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Record number of tax-returns filed on time

A record 9.61 million people filed and sent their self-assessment tax returns this year, with 7.93 million sent online, HMRC has revealed.

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Incentives boost for start-up business investors

Angel investors are being urged to take advantage of tax breaks when investing in start-up companies after additional incentives were highlighted by tax officials.

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Draft legislation for Finance Bill 2013 published

The Government has published draft legislation to be included in the 2013 Finance Bill, which will implement certain policies announced in the 2012 Budget and Autumn Statement.

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Child benefit: New tax charge on horizon

High-earning households have less than a month to decide whether to stop receiving child benefit payments or pay a new tax charge by self-assessment.

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Autumn Statement 2012: personal finances

A freeze in fuel duty and a decrease in the annual pension allowance were amongst the announcements affecting personal finances made by Chancellor George Osborne in this year's Autumn Statement.

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Landlords and rag traders fall under HMRC's spotlight

Pub and property landlords are amongst the latest groups to be targeted by HMRC taskforces into tax evasion in the UK.

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Fuel duty and unfair petrol prices hitting economy, say motoring groups

'Unfair' fuel taxes and wholesale petrol prices are hitting drivers and causing lasting damage to the UK economy, business and motoring groups have warned.

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Calls for Gift Aid revamp as charitable donations fall

Charity groups are calling for a modernisation of Gift Aid and Payroll Giving schemes after a report revealed a 20 per cent drop in donations last year.

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Child Benefit changes clarified

One million households affected by new Child Benefit rules that will cut the amount they are entitled to receive are to be sent letters by HMRC next month.

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