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Tax

Budget 2016: tax rates and allowances rise

Budget 2016 sees rises in 40% tax threshold and personal allowance. Both were due to go up in April, but will now be higher than expected.

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How your tax will change on 6 April 2016

2016-17 sees a new tax-free allowance of £1,000 for savings income and a £5,000 allowance for dividends. New tax and National insurance thresholds apply.    

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Budget 2016: what can we expect?

Speculation surrounding changes to pension tax relief has been quashed by Treasury sources, but there are still plenty of tax announcements we can expect.

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5 costly tax mistakes and how to avoid them

Which? money experts list five of the most common mistakes that lead to people overpaying tax - and how to avoid them.

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How to submit your tax return quickly

Taxpayers only have a few days to file their 2014-15 self-assessment tax return. Dodge a £100 fine with our tips on how to beat the 31 January deadline.  

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Tax returns: more painful than the dentist?

More than a third of taxpayers would rather visit the dentist less than complete their self-assessment tax return, according to a new Which? survey. 

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Tax helpline woes? Here’s how to contact taxman

Although HMRC claims its telephone service is improving, Which? members still report lengthy waits to get through. Could joining an online webinar help?

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Top 5 tax allowances that people forget

Self-assessment taxpayers often overlook tax reliefs and allowances which they are entitled to claim. We look at five you might have missed.

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HMRC helplines leave people hanging

New Which? research has found lengthy delays in getting through to HMRC telephone helplines.

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Autumn Statement: tax and tax credits

George Osborne announces transitional arrangements to soften the impact of planned tax credit cuts. Tax changes announced include.........

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