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What tax will apply on the gains from my mortgage endowment plan?

Friday, 11 May 2018 | Question and Answer

It is easy to be confused about the taxation of gains on life insurance policies, as the rules are complex and vary from one type of policy to another.

I'm retired. If I earn over £1,000 in interest, will I have to pay income tax?

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 | Question and Answer

Back in April 2016, the Personal Savings Allowance was introduced, which allows savers to earn tax-free interest each year on their savings.

Call to scrap inheritance tax as 'unfit for Modern Britain'

Thursday, 03 May 2018 | News

Inheritance Tax is unfair to families and should be scrapped, a think tank has urged. 

HMRC apologises over tax calculator error

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | News

HMRC has bowed to pressure and taken down a website page which gave taxpayers incorrect information.

Inheritance tax payments hit new record high

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 | News

Inheritance tax (IHT) receipts are rising at an ‘alarming rate’, hitting £5.3 billion over the past year to the end of February, new figures show.

Why was my bonus taxed at the 40% rate when I am a basic-rate taxpayer?

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 | Question and Answer

There are several reasons why you may have paid too much tax on your bonus. These range from your employer using the wrong tax code to your income falling part way through the tax year.

Get your will written for free in March

Monday, 19 March 2018 | News

Over 55s can have their will written for free during March as part of the ‘Free Wills Month’ campaign.

Will my brother and I have to pay tax on the trust my mother set up?

Monday, 12 March 2018 | Question and Answer

The trust fund could have been set up as an absolute trust or a discretionary trust. It is important to find out which one it is as this affects the charges you may face if you access the money.

Avoid inheritance tax by brushing up on Isa rules

Monday, 05 March 2018 | News

Chancellor Phillip Hammond recently described Britain’s inheritance tax system (IHT) as being "particularly complex".

Will I need to pay inheritance tax on money my friend left me?

Monday, 26 February 2018 | Question and Answer

Everyone has a tax- free inheritance tax (IHT) allowance. This is the amount that they can pass on without tax being due. Also known as the nil-rate band, it is currently £325,000.