Tax Rebates & Refunds

Are you in line for a bedroom tax rebate?

January 17, 2014
Posted in Other Tax — Written by Geoffrey — Comments (0)

As part of the government’s welfare reforms, a bedroom tax was introduced in April 2013 and affects anyone who is deemed to have a spare bedroom in a council or housing association property. The tax essentially reduces the amount of housing benefit that people can claim towards their rent. This reduction is set at 14% [...]

HMRC releases list of top 10 ‘most wanted’ UK tax fugitives

August 17, 2013
Posted in Fraud, Other Tax — Written by Jennifer — Comments (0)

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the department which handles income tax and tax rebate claims on an everyday basis but has recently launched a crackdown on tax evasion, has released a new list of its top 10 ‘most wanted’ UK tax fugitives.
The ten individuals on the list, whose names and photographs have been published [...]

HMRC sets up new taskforces to catch tax evaders

July 20, 2013
Posted in Other Tax — Written by Chris — Comments (0)

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that it has launched new taskforces to tackle tax evasion in certain industries in certain parts of the UK.
The new taskforces will focus their attentions on alleged tax evasion in:
• The holiday industry in the Isles of Scilly, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Blackpool, South Wales and the Lake [...]

Advice for self-employed workers on ‘payments on account’

July 12, 2013
Posted in Other Tax — Written by Chris — Comments (0)

If you are self-employed and are filling in your very first tax return, you might notice that a little extra tax than you were expecting seems to be added on to your final calculated balance. This is usually because a ‘payment on account’ for the next tax year has been included.
Payments on account go [...]

Google seeks $83m tax refund, after being accused of avoiding UK tax

July 8, 2013
Posted in Other Tax, Tax Rebates — Written by Chris — Comments (0)

Despite being accused of shirking its corporation tax responsibilities in the UK, the search engine company Google is now claiming that it is actually owed tax in the U.S.
Google, which has its headquarters in California, is suing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax rebates amounting to $83.5m. The corporation claims that in 2004, [...]

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