2020 news

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Published on 22 September 2020
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From this month, the first of 6.3 million Child Trust Fund accounts can be accessed.

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Published on 14 September 2020
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For most people working at home over lockdown, there will have been no travelling expenses.

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Published on 10 September 2020
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The loan charge is a tax charge that needs to be reported and paid by the 30 September 2020.

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Published on 9 September 2020
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Tax returns that are filed on paper, rather than online, normally need to be with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) by 31 October following the end of the tax year.

Loan Charge Decision Day
Published on 4 September 2020
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Given the current unprecedented jobs and income situation, it is likely that some people could now pay less loan charge by way of the three-year spreading provisions,

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Published on 17 August 2020
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From today, 17 August 2020, self-employed individuals are able to make a claim for the second grant under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

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Published on 13 August 2020
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Tax credit awards last for a maximum of one tax year (6 April to following 5 April).

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Published on 11 August 2020
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Carers in Wales look likely to miss out on the full amount of a government bonus, warns the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).

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Published on 11 August 2020
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The coronavirus situation may mean that you now face quarantine upon your return to the UK from time spent abroad.

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Published on 5 August 2020
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New rules mean that UK residents with capital gains tax to pay on the sale of UK residential property have to report and pay this to HMRC within 30 days.

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