Tax

The financial upside to getting married

Thanks to the tax breaks on offer, getting hitched can be a lucrative business, says Ruth Jackson.

Landlords: act quickly and pay your tax

Whether a professional or an accidental landlord, you’ll need to complete a self-assessment tax return each year. Emma Lunn explains.

A couple of things to bear in mind in 2018

Markets may be roaring as 2018 gets underway, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But more sober minds won’t forget these two points.

Don’t miss out on pensions tax perks

Getting your tax return wrong could mean missing out on valuable tax relief on your pensions. David Prosser explains how to avoid it.

Get online to pay your tax

You only have a couple of weeks left to file your tax return and settle your bill, says Ruth Jackson. Time to get online.

The new Scottish tax regime: gesture politics at its most pathetic

The SNP’s change to income tax has alienated the most productive members of society and put the economy and revenues at long term risk, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Are you in for a surprise tax bill?

One type of offshore trust threatens to land many ordinary people – including nurses, teachers and cleaners – with unexpected tax bills. David Prosser explains.

The political wind has changed on tax avoidance

As the hysteria surrounding the Paradise Papers shows, public and political attitudes to tax avoidance are changing, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

New charges shock for family trusts

People who run family trusts are facing expensive new charges due to an international crackdown on financial crime and tax evasion.

Not-so-simple assessment

HMRC launches its new Simple Assessment for tax this month. But as you might expect, the new system is anything but simple.

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