HMRC

Taxpayers treated unfairly by HMRC as lower-income earners 'disproportionately' targeted, report warns

Powers given to HM Revenue and Customs to tackle tax evasion are undermining the rule of law and are unfair to taxpayers, a report from the House of Lords has warned.

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Will HMRC find out if I fail to declare the tax I owe?

You may have to pay CGT if you make a gain when you sell or transfer property that is not your main home. This applies to a sale or transfer of a second property to your son.

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Fake tax refund scam targeting university students reaching unprecedented numbers, warns HMRC

University students are being targeted by scammers sending them fake tax refund letters in an effort to steal money and personal details, HM Revenue and Customs warns.

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Five ways you could boost your income courtesy of... the taxman!

We don't generally associate the taxman with ways of boosting our income. But HMRC is pointing out five schemes that taxpayers could be entitled to that could see a significant boost to what they take home every month. 

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Is there a way I can cut my tax bill by transferring some earnings to my wife?

Following decisions made by the Scottish government, the income tax bands for those who live in Scotland are different from those who live in the rest of the UK.

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Can I gift my wife £30,000 without owing HMRC any money?

One of our experts answers a reader's question

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Would HMRC penalise my son?

It certainly sounds as if your son’s employer needs to prioritise engaging the services of an HR and payroll consultancy.

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Inheritance tax avoidance investigations rise as HMRC cracks down on estate undervaluations

HM Revenue and Customs is increasingly targeting estates it believes have undervalued residential property to avoid Inheritance Tax bills, according to an accountancy firm.

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Low earners to get 50% savings bonus with Help to Save scheme

Low earners are to finally be given access to a new government savings scheme that offers generous incentives to put money away.

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One month to declare offshore income before HMRC doubles your tax bill

If you own a holiday home and have forgotten to declare income earned from the property, the time is ripe to get in touch with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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