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Higher rate taxpayers: no longer a select club

There was a time when paying tax at more than the basic rate made you a member of a somewhat select club, but higher rate taxpayer numbers are rising sharply. If that’s you, then independent financial advice is now more important than ever.

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Can the child benefit charge be fixed?

A recent review by the OTS has put a major question mark over HMRC’s approach to collecting tax on child benefit, with nearly 100,000 people suspected of not paying the correct amount. Could you be one of them?

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Happy new (tax) year?

The new year is a time of resolutions and the same is true of the new tax year, but from a personal financial standpoint, the 6 April does not signal a positive outlook. How prepared are you for the taxing times ahead?

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Company cars: heading downhill fast?

Recent data suggests the popularity of the company car continues to fall, but tax cuts on zero-emission cars have prompted renewed interest. Despite the proposed perks, be sure to check that you’ll be better off.

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The Autumn Budget – taxed and spent

The first Autumn Budget in three years – and the Chancellor’s third in less than 20 months – featured no significant increases in tax, but it’s never too early to start thinking about your year-end tax planning.

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So, farewell 6 April?

The UK’s unusual tax year end date is coming under scrutiny in tandem with potential changes to the tax year basis for the self-employed.

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