Tax

Summer Statement: five tax-grab options for chancellor’s Autumn Budget

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a raft of welcome measures, but made it clear that the Autumn Budget will focus on steps to rebuild the economy. What might a rebuilding tax grab involve?

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Summer Statement: Sunak’s ‘eat out to help out’ scheme to kickstart hospitality

The chancellor has announced a temporary cut in VAT from 20% to 5% for the tourism and hospitality sectors.

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The wealth taxes under the microscope to repay coronavirus bill

The government will spend £337 billion to get through the Covid-19 pandemic, but it will need to recoup this money. 

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Your essential guide to capital gains tax and reducing your liability

We look at the ins and outs of CGT, consider second properties, and how best to organise your finances to minimise tax liability.

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25 years of Aim: how the junior market has become less risky

Its biggest companies today include Fevertree, Asos, and Boohoo, while this years winners may be firms able to help the world confront Covid-19, such as Novacyt.

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Dipping into your pension during the crisis? Beware an extra-large tax bill

For those who take a one-off sum from a pension pot for the first time, the excess tax can run into thousands of pounds.

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New tax year 2020/2021: Tax rules, Isa and pension allowances

We run through tax rules and allowances for Isas and pensions at the start of the 2020/2021 tax year, as well as detailing some changes that have been made.

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Tax trick: how you can claim back ‘overpaid’ inheritance tax following market falls 

Shares inherited before the recent market crash will have incurred a tax bill reflecting prices before the crash.

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HMRC notes ‘exceptional circumstances’ to help UK non-residents stuck in Britain

Reassurance from the government for UK non-residents obliged to stay longer than expected in the UK and worried about their tax status.

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