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Call for Budget to 'review' flat rate VAT

The government has been urged to look at the issue of flat rate VAT charges in the forthcoming Budget.

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The retired facing 'complex' tax regime

The tax system for people in retirement has been described as being too complex, and, as a result, too many older people overpay their taxes.

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Broadband tax would be 'regressive' say MPs

Plans to introduce a broadband tax of 50 pence a month on all fixed-line phones have been criticised by a House of Commons committee.

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Tax date likely to see increase in deferred payment requests

The government’s scheme to help businesses that are struggling to pay their tax bills could see a rise in requests to delay payments as the self-assessment date approaches.

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Consultation begins on broadband tax

Plans for a proposed new levy aimed at raising funds to boost the UK’s broadband network have gone out to consultation.

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Tax rises 'dampen' consumer optimism

Prospective tax rises and the return of VAT to the old rate of 17.5 per cent may have had an adverse effect on consumer confidence.

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Online shopping receives tax boost

Shoppers in the UK who buy goods on the internet from countries outside the EU can now spend more without being liable to customs duty.

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Taxpayers get self-assessment reminder

Self-assessment taxpayers are being reminded that the date for filing their returns is looming.

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Taxes should promote 'green economy'

The government should use taxation to push the economy towards a more environment friendly basis.

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Less impact for stamp duty holiday than forecast

The slowdown in the property market has meant that the stamp duty ‘holiday’ introduced by the government has not had quite the impact forecast for it.

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