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Tax

Ask an expert: ‘Do I pay more tax than someone who has a bigger income than me?’

Every week, Which?’s money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q.  I read in the press this...

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Two weeks left to submit your paper tax return

The deadline for paper tax returns is 31 October 2017 – so those hoping to file their 2016-17 tax return by mail have less than two weeks to do so....

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Simplified tax returns for millions

Death of the tax return? HMRC simplifies self assessment

Millions of people could be freed from the hassle of submitting a tax return, as HMRC begins its roll out of a simplified system for some taxpayers. Around 11 million...

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Ask an expert: ‘How much capital gains tax do I need to pay?’

Every week, Which?’s money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. I have made a substantial capital gain...

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Council tax

Should you appeal your council tax bill?

Some 10,670 households managed to cut their council tax bill in the past year by challenging the government’s valuation of their property, latest figures from the Valuation Office show. Between...

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Ask an expert: ‘My father died in 1989, leaving everything to my late mother. What’s the inheritance tax allowance on her estate?’

Every week, Which?’s money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. I am sorting out my late...

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Inheritance tax hits record high

Inheritance tax bills top £5 billion for first time

Inheritance tax (IHT) bills have soared to their highest-ever level, with HMRC collecting £5.1bn in the past 12 months, according to its latest receipts. This is the first time that...

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Ask an expert: ‘How do I work out how much vehicle excise duty I pay?’

Every week, our money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. I understand that the vehicle excise duty...

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Queen’s Speech: what does it mean for your finances?

This afternoon’s Queen’s Speech included pledges to improve the energy, property and car insurance markets.  The speech failed to include future plans for the state pension. The Conservative party had...

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Conservative and DUP ‘coalition’: what it could mean for your finances

Britain’s hung parliament lasted for a matter of hours – Theresa May is staying on as Prime Minister and forming a government by entering into a partnership with Northern Ireland’s Democratic...

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