Savers, property owners and other tax issues

Updated on 5 April 2023

In this section, we cover income and gains from investments, charitable giving and trusts.

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What guidance can I find in this section?

In this section, we provide information on the following areas:

  • Savings: since April 2016, the system of tax applied to savings and dividend income means that most people will have no tax to pay on this income. In addition, bank and building society interest is no longer taxed before you get it. Some other types of savings income might still have tax taken off before you get it.
  • Property income: this guidance is for you if you receive income from land and buildings – for example, income from letting out a room in your house.
  • Council tax and rates: this page gives a brief overview of the primary ‘local taxes’ in the UK.
  • Giving to charity: certain payments you make are allowable as relief against income tax. Donations to charity are one such payment.
  • Capital gains tax: you may have to pay capital gains tax if you sell an asset and make a profit. We explain how a charge to capital gains tax might arise and list some of the assets that are exempt from capital gains tax, such as cars.

  • Cryptoassets: this page gives an overview of how HMRC taxes cryptoassets.
  • Trust or estate income: a brief guide to what you need to do if you get income from a trust or the estate of a deceased person, and an overview of the Trust Registration Service.

If you do not think we have covered what you wanted to know, or you would like to tell us of your experiences so that we might learn and try to get things changed, then please contact us.

Where can I get more help?

If you want more information on any of the following areas, you can find it elsewhere on this website:

  • Tax basics: information on tax allowances, tax rates and how to claim tax back;
  • Employment: how to check your coding notice, as well as looking at employment expenses and benefits;
  • Self-employment: how to work out your profits and losses;
  • Pensioners: tax on, and during, retirement;
  • Bereavement: tax issues arising on death for the deceased, their estate and surviving family;
  • Migrants: tax issues for migrants, including residence and domicile;
  • Students: information on tax issues for students and repayment of student loans;
  • Disabled people and carers: specific tax issues and pointers;
  • Tax credits and benefits: help to ensure you receive the appropriate credits and benefits;
  • Childcare: information about the different types of financial support that is available from the government to help with the costs of childcare.
  • Taking on an employee: information primarily aimed at small or micro employers;

We also have another website that you may find helpful:

  • RevenueBenefits: information for advisers who get involved in HMRC-administered welfare benefits, and national minimum wage; including transitional information for the move from tax credits to universal credit.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) manage the UK tax system. You can find their contact details on GOV.UK.

Throughout this website we can only offer general guidance on tax topics and you should always obtain specific advice before taking any action. You can find out where to get specialist help on our Getting Help page.

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