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10 tax changes you need to know for 2019

The start of a new tax year is the perfect time to spring-clean your finances. Check out these tax changes to see whether you’ll be better or worse off in the year ahead

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Can we cut capital gains tax on our parents’ house?

Friday, 24 May 2019 | Question and Answer

You are correct on all counts.

How will my late wife’s estate affect my IHT?

Friday, 17 May 2019 | Question and Answer

Residence relief is only available to someone who leaves their main residence to direct descendants.

Reward households who recycle with lower council tax bills using 'smart bins', says think tank

Monday, 13 May 2019 | News

'Smart bins' fitted with waste sensors could reward households who recycle with lower council tax, according to a think tank.

Nearly half of UK workers have never checked their HMRC personal tax account

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 | News

Nearly half of UK workers have never checked their personal tax account, new research from the Post Office shows.

Can we gift to our grandchildren IHT-free?

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | Question and Answer

I assume you have each been using your annual allowance in previous years as you say that you each give your son £3,000 a year. So you would not have any unused allowance to bring forward.

Brits paying record levels of inheritance tax says HMRC, but it can be avoided if you know how

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 | News

Brits are paying more inheritance tax than ever before, according to the latest figures from HMRC.

Inheritance tax: how much you can gift

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | Article

Everyone is allowed to give away money every year with that amount immediately leaving their estate and no longer being liable for inheritance tax.

NS&I bond changes could cause higher-rate taxpayers to breach personal savings allowance

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | News

Changes to NS&I's three-year Guaranteed Growth Bond, paying 1.95% interest, could see higher-rate taxpayers breach the personal savings allowance. 

Is any taxed owed on my parents’ gift to me?

Friday, 05 April 2019 | Question and Answer

Neither of you will have to pay any tax right away on this gift – but there could be inheritance tax (IHT) implications further down the line.

LISTEN: 10 tax changes you need to know about revealed in just three minutes

Friday, 05 April 2019 | News

The new tax year is upon us and with it many changes that will affect our finances.