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Published on 2 April 2024

Scottish income tax for Scottish taxpayers in 2024/25

From 6 April 2024, there are six rates and bands of Scottish income tax that apply to the non-savings and non-dividend income of Scottish taxpayers. We set out what this means for Scottish taxpayers....

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Published on 27 March 2024

Time is running out to claim 2019/20 tax refunds

In some situations, you need to actively claim a tax refund if one is due to you. These include refunds that relate to claims for the marriage allowance, tax relief on job-related expenses, and payment protection insurance (PPI) pay-outs where too much tax has been withheld at source. For refunds re...

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Published on 28 February 2024

What does having a UTR actually mean?

We often get asked questions about UTR (Unique Taxpayer Reference) numbers. There is a lot of misunderstanding about what a UTR is and what it isn’t. For example, did you know that having a UTR does not necessarily mean someone is self-employed? Read on to find out more about what a UTR does and doe...

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Published on 23 February 2024

Check your PAYE code carefully

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have started to issue PAYE codes for the next tax year – 2024/25. You may receive a paper coding notice (form P2), or alternatively an email notification that your new code is available to see in your personal tax account (PTA). In this article, we look at some of the...

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Published on 21 February 2024

Changes to reporting income from self-employment and partnerships

This month HMRC are writing to around 100,000 unrepresented self-employed individuals or trading partnerships who do not have an accounting period ending between 31 March and 5 April. The letter is highlighting significant new changes to how these businesses will need to report their accounting info...

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