Pay less tax

Can my partner help me cut my tax bill?

Monday, 10 February 2014 | Question and Answer

There is no scope to use your wife's personal allowance but you may be able to use the Married Couple's Allowance - which could save you up to 10% of your tax bill – against all your income.

Self-assessment tax deadline reprieve

Friday, 31 January 2014 | News

HM Revenue & Customs has extended its 31 January deadline for people to file their online self-assessment tax return to 15 February 2014.

Will I be taxed if I take maintenance as a lump sum?

Monday, 20 January 2014 | Question and Answer

As you rightly say, maintenance is paid net of tax, so at the moment you receive your lump sum (when nothing has been done to it), it isn't taxable.

Five last-minute tips for filing your online tax return

Monday, 20 January 2014 | News

The deadline for filing your online self-assessment tax return for additional income received in the 2012/13 tax year (and paying what you owe) is 31 January 2014. 

Top 10 'oddest excuses' for sending in a late tax return

Thursday, 02 January 2014 | News

The deadline for filling in - and paying - your online tax return is looming yet people come up with the most bizarre excuses for not paying it on time, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Autumn Statement 2013: fuel duty frozen in 2014

Thursday, 05 December 2013 | News

Among the many tax tweaks unveiled during George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, the biggest cheer was reserved for the chancellor's announcement on fuel duty.

Marriage tax break to launch in 2015

Monday, 30 September 2013 | News

Married spouses will be able to transfer up to £1,000 of their tax allowance to their spouse from April 2015, which could bring about a saving of £200 a year, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

More families set to benefit from tax-free childcare

Monday, 05 August 2013 | News

Parents on maternity and paternity leave will be eligible to receive tax-free Childcare Vouchers under the new childcare scheme, the government has announced.

Are you eligible for a tax reduction?

Thursday, 18 July 2013 | News

Self-employed people, buy-to-let investors and anyone else who has to complete a self-assessment form to pay their tax could reduce the amount due on 31 July if their income fell in the 2012/13 tax year.

Are you on the right tax code?

Friday, 05 July 2013 | Question and Answer

Frances believes that she has been paying 40% tax when she shouldn't have been and HMRC has put her on the wrong code because she is earning income from an enhanced annuity.