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Commercial property owners may miss out on millions in tax relief

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Apr 2014

Commercial property owners claimed over £52m in capital allowance tax relief last year, research from a tax specialist firm has shown.

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Inheritance tax will make £800m more than expected, says OBR

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has revised its calculation of how much inheritance tax will be paid between now and 2018 by £800m, just three months after it last issued the figures.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Mar 2014

Buy to let - the natural successor to annuities?

Buy-to-let property may not be the obvious choice for investors looking for an alternative to annuities under the new flexible pension rules.

Mortgage Solutions | 21 Mar 2014

Other Tax articles


Budget 2014: Osborne unveils tax avoidance crackdown

Chancellor George Osborne stepped up his clamp down on tax avoidance for individuals and corporations by giving HMRC tougher powers to tackle non-compliance with the rules.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Osborne confirms 'far reaching' pension reforms

The Chancellor has announced far reaching reforms to pensions in his fifth Budget speech and said "no one will have to buy an annuity" in the future.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Ten predictions

Chancellor George Osborne is set to deliver his fifth annual Budget to Parliament. The UK economy is recovering but still faces challenges, so what can we expect this time around?

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Mar 2014
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Osborne set to deliver Budget in support of 'resilient economy'

The Chancellor is to set out his plans to bolster and support a "resilient UK economy" later today, with the aim of boosting economic security at the heart of his Budget speech.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Mar 2014

A million more people to pay 40p tax

More than a million extra middle-income workers will be included in the 40p tax bracket by next year because of George Osborne's plans to boost income for the low-paid.

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Mar 2014

Halifax to pay stamp duty costs for first-time buyers

Halifax is offering to foot the stamp duty bill for first-time buyers purchasing properties up to £250,000.

Mortgage Solutions | 04 Mar 2014
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Small business owners urged to claim tax relief

Thousands of small business owners could be missing out on substantial tax savings, a figure in the sector has warned.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Feb 2014

London and South East estates pay half of all UK inheritance tax

London and the South East of England have been named the UK's inheritance tax hotspots, with wealthy households in these two regions paying more IHT than the rest of the country put together.

Mortgage Solutions | 21 Feb 2014
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London pays 43% of UK Stamp Duty revenue; investment outlook for capital strong

The Capital stumps up 43% of the national Stamp Duty Land Tax revenue up from 30% around 15 years ago, according to a property firm, with prices growth projected to rise strongly for another four years.

Mortgage Solutions | 13 Feb 2014
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HMRC clampdown on offshore trusts pays off

A crackdown on employers that set up offshore trusts for top earners has started to pay off, helping HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) more than double its takings from investigations into big companies' payroll tax avoidance last year.

Mortgage Solutions | 13 Jan 2014

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