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Tax

Don’t get caught by the tax scammers

Which? Money reveals the common tricks scammers use when posing as the taxman - and how to spot them.

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Who’s the worst at hitting the tax return deadline?

Teenagers are the most likely age group to meet the tax return deadline, with one in 12 filing after 31 January last year.

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Could you earn more than £30,000 tax-free this year?

As the tax return deadline approaches, Which? Money lists the tax-free allowances that could help you earn more than £30,000 without paying a penny in tax.

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Are you overpaying tax by ignoring a tax return?

Even if you don't have to pay taxes via self-assessment, not filing a tax return could mean you end up paying far more than you need to.

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More than 14,000 file Christmas tax returns

Thousands of people filed self-assessment tax returns over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, data from HMRC reveals.

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Tax return deadline: Could an error cost you?

Tax rules on property income and allowances are most likely to confuse self-assessed taxpayers, finds new Which? research

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HMRC cuts could lead to ‘catastrophic’ customer service collapse

HMRC must prepare back up plans to avoid another “catastrophic collapse” in customer service, says influential cross-party group of MPs' annual review.

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Autumn Statement 2016: tax

Which? summarises the personal tax changes announced in Philip Hammond's inaugural Autumn Statement.

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5 tips for filling out your paper tax return

The deadline for paper tax returns is 31 October 2016. If self-assessment taxpayers miss this they face a £100 fine. Alternatively, they can file online.

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HMRC tax call waiting slammed in NAO report

HMRC service levels collapsed in 2015 as staff were shed to cut costs. The average telephone wait time tripled, finds a National Audit Office report.

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