Pay less tax

MPs concerned by plans to raid taxpayer bank accounts

Friday, 09 May 2014 | News

The taxman could soon be given the power to raid your bank account or savings for any tax you fail to pay.

Inheritance tax threshold could rise to £1m

Monday, 24 March 2014 | News

David Cameron has suggested a Conservative government would increase the inheritance tax threshold from £325,000 to nearer £1 million.

Why will my children be taxed 55% when I die?

Monday, 17 March 2014 | Question and Answer

The death benefits from a pension vary depending on how the plan has been used.

Charity flooded by calls for help with council tax arrears

Thursday, 13 March 2014 | News

National debt charity StepChange saw a massive 77% increase in the number of people needing help due to council tax arrears last year.

How to pay less income tax

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 | Article

While most of us are comfortable with our moral obligation to pay tax, there's no need for us to pay more than we should.

South East pays more IHT than the rest of the UK

Friday, 21 February 2014 | News

Half of all inheritance tax (IHT) paid in the UK stems from London and the south east, analysis reveals.

700,000 face fines for late tax returns

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 | News

More than 700,000 people face being fined for failing to submit their tax return on time.

Can my partner help me cut my tax bill?

Tuesday, 02 September 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?

Tuesday, 21 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.