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The IHT system needs radical reform now to create a fairer society
Sarah Saunders

18 May 2021

Calls for the reform of inheritance tax are not new. The latest report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) compares past and present approaches taken in its member countries and identifies radical opportunities for change. Will the Treasury be attracted by the prospect of simultaneously increasing both equality and tax revenues?

Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies and tax: your responsibilities
Sharon Omer Kaye

04 May 2021

Selling or moving between cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin may be subject to UK capital gains tax (CGT). If you have made any material gains, failure to declare could be very expensive.

New tax year – new tax return
Sarah Saunders

15 April 2021

Your 2020/21 self-assessment tax return may not be due until 31 January 2022, which currently seems a long way away, but in no time, you could be wishing that you had made an earlier start.

Review your high income child benefit charge position now
Sarah Saunders

15 April 2021

For the first time since its 2013 introduction, the high income child benefit charge (HICBC) can now affect basic rate tax payers.

HMRC's investment in fighting fraud and error
Sarah Saunders

09 March 2021

The Budget contains measures to give more funds to help HMRC improve its technology and fight fraud. Predictions suggest the investment should more than pay for itself.

HMRC needs to protect honest taxpayers, as well as catch dishonest ones
Sarah Saunders

01 March 2021

A recent tribunal case demonstrates how gig economy workers can end up in tax trouble because they are in structures they do not understand.

Making the best of things – how to claim relief for tax losses
Andrew Robins

18 February 2021

2020 has produced tax losses for many people: do you know how to use them?

Reduce your January tax payment
Andrew Robins

16 January 2021

This year, more than usual, settling the upcoming 31 January self-assessment tax payment may be a challenge. We discuss the various ways in which you can lighten the load for your next payment.

Let’s make the tax system better
Andrew Robins

16 January 2021

Following the recent report from the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG), we highlight many of the points raised that are applicable to everyone and in our view, a step in the right direction for the tax system.

Selling your home? Remember CGT
Andrew Robins

18 December 2020

Those looking to move to a new house may be subject to a taxable capital gain within 30 days. Our latest update reveals our tips on how you can report CGT on your home.

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