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HMRC call times triple

Average HMRC call waiting times have tripled over the last 18 months, resulting in a loss to taxpayers of £97 million last year.

Wedding season 2016 – gifts and tax relief

With wedding season fast approaching, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales is reminding guests of the tax relief available if they choose to make a gift to a married couple.

Tax credit overpayment change introduced

A number of changes relating to the way that tax credit overpayments are dealt with have come into force from 6 April 2016.

Many grandparents planning on passing inheritance to grandchildren

70% of grandparents are planning on leaving an inheritance to their grandchildren, while 55% will ring fence the money to ensure it is passed on, according to research by SunLife.

Stamp duty tax changes concern for joint buyers

The 3% higher rate stamp duty land tax on second homes and buy-to-lets coming into effect 1 April 2016 could adversely impact parents buying jointly with their children to help them into the housing market.

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