Monthly Archives: February 2016

Taxman seizes more than 2 billion pounds from tax avoidance scheme users

According to HMRC, over £2 billion has been collected from users of tax avoidance schemes as a result of new government measures to collect disputed tax upfront.

New Accelerated Payments notices mean that users of tax avoidance schemes pay disputed tax up-front while their tax-affairs are investigated, instead of waiting until they are concluded. Given HMRC...

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Avoid the car fuel benefit charge


A reminder that it is not too late to avoid the hefty car fuel benefit charge if you drive a company car and your employer pays for your private fuel.

Many employers have an arrangement with their company car drivers to obtain reimbursement of any private fuel provided. Usually, the employee must reimburse the employer for...

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Stamp duty land tax increases 1 April 2016

From 1 April 2016, landlords who acquire new property to let as residential accommodation will be required to pay SDLT at significantly higher rates. The increase is also expected to apply to private householders who buy a second home.

The new rates will be:



Purchase price banding

Current rates