HMRC rethink on Automatic Self Assessment

Advisers are celebrating HMRC’s new acceptance of “reasonable excuses” for late filing of self-assessment tax returns and their step away from automatic penalties. This seems to be an acknowledgement that there is a marked difference between people who are trying to avoid paying tax and those who have just missed a deadline. In their own […]

HMRC Property Raids on the Increase

It’s important to remember that a tax evader isn’t someone who is claiming back a tax rebate on overpaid tax. HMRC only want to target people who are deliberately trying to avoid paying the tax they rightfully owe.   This year’s government target for HMRC is 1,165 prosecutions for tax evasion. So it’s hardly surprising […]

Rural Fuel Cost Reduction

Government honours plans to extend rural fuel cost reductions   Those drivers living in isolated island locations have been receiving cheaper petrol and diesel since March 2012. They are charged 5p per litre less and service stations reclaim the shortfall from the government. At the start of 2015, the coalition government laid out plans to […]

ICON Tax Rebates

Just being a member of The Institute of Conservation shows your dedication to conserving our amazing cultural heritage.   As an amalgamation of several other bodies and an organisation that welcomes all conservators and supporters you represent a broad spectrum of different professionals.   Each one of you is entitled to reclaim tax relief on […]

Tax and the Minimum Wage

Government promise to taxpayers on minimum wage   Our new government has promised that no-one working a 30 hour week on a minimum wage will ever have to pay income tax.   The Queen’s Speech outlined the new legislation that will realise this aim; national minimum wage increases and the income tax free personal allowance […]

Late Tax Return Penalties

Is HMRC softening its approach to late tax returns? Or are you one of the 890,000 who were ‘a bit late’ and in receipt of a £100 fine from HMRC? Did you know that if you appeal your fine, within HMRC’s broadened parameters of a “reasonable excuse”, the fine will probably be cancelled?   The […]

Marriage Tax Allowance

How does the new marriage tax allowance work? As of 6th April, couples can register for the Conservative’s new marriage tax allowance, potentially saving each couple £212.00 per year.   But this seems to be less about the amount you can claim and more about reinforcing conservative values, with David Cameron saying the new allowance […]

Private Pension Tax Relief

Are you a higher rate taxpayer?   Do you definitely claim your entire 40% tax relief on your pension contributions?   How do you feel about plans to introduce a flat rate of 33% pension tax relief for all taxpayers?   To incentivise saving for retirement, the government currently gives tax relief on all pension […]

Institute of Direct Marketing Tax Relief

Did you know that you are entitled to claim back the tax on your IDM subscription fees?   Maybe you read the regulations and decided it wasn’t worth the time and hassle.   But are you aware of all of the other legitimate tax reliefs you could also be claiming back?   As you know, […]

Tax Relief for Police Dog Handlers

Are you a police dog handler?   Do you know that you are entitled to tax relief for some of your expenses?   With around 250 dogs in the Metropolitan Police Service Dog Support Unit alone, there is a lot of unclaimed tax waiting to be claimed!   Dog handlers only As the human in […]

Peripatetic Teachers’ Tax Rebates

 Maybe you teach music in 2 or 3 different schools.   Maybe you provide specialist support for children with additional needs in a couple of schools in your borough.   Maybe you are the travelling PPA cover with their massive, ‘something-for-everyone-just- in-case-there’s-no-planning’ bag!   Whichever kind of marvellous experience you provide for your students, as […]

Phone Lines

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UCATT Tax Relief

Union of Construction Allied trades and Technicians Members of UCATT could be owed a tax rebate worth  hundreds sometimes thousands of pounds. A claim can be back dated for the last four years and can help you save tax in the future as well. What you can claim back a tax rebate for depends on […]

RMT Members Tax Rebates

National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers   Do you shell out your hard earned cash for any work related expenses? There’s lots of us that do and there a whole range of tax rebates you can claim for these expenses.   The average tax rebate we claim is over £900.00! So, would you rather your […]

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Pension Tax Bill

Pension Freedom Launches Tax Pandemonium   Are you over 55 and poised to withdraw some of your newly available pension money?   Plans in place? Getting the mortgage paid off? Taking that big holiday?   STOP!!!   Before you go any further, just be aware of the tax implications…it’s not as simple as the original […]

JIB and ECS Tax Relief

Do have you an ECS card from the Joint Industry Board?   You could be owed a large tax rebate for the expenses you have because of your job.   The average tax rebate we get back for JIB members is well over £900 and can sometimes be worth several thousand pounds. Electricians under both PAYE and […]

PCSO Tax Relief

A tax guide for Police Community Support Officers Are you one of the 13,000 dedicated Police Community Support Workers employed in England and Wales? Are you aware that PCSO’s have legitimate entitlement to various tax rebates on work related expenses?   Some background We are not trying to put tax relief on the same footing as […]

Midwives Tax Rebates

Are you one of the thousands of midwives who do an amazing job of caring for childbearing women, new-borns and their families? Do you know that you are entitled to several tax reliefs for work expenses? It is difficult to imagine what could truly make you feel appreciated for the amount of your authentic self […]

HMRC Tax Crime Map

HMRC have brought out an online map showing where the tax cheats in the UK are living. The map also shows the crime they’ve committed and the sentence served letting everyone know the impact of HMRC’s enforcement work. You can see the convictions resulting in jail sentences since April 2013 and the locations of HMRC taskforces […]

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