Tax Rebates & Refunds

The debating is over – what do the parties actually say?

April 30, 2010
Posted in Income Tax, Other Tax — Written by The Tax Repayment Agency — Comments (2)

Last night saw the final live debate between the three main political party leaders. But what has each party actually said they are going to do with regard to tax – specifically income tax?
Accountants Smith & Williamson have taken a close look and produced this handy summary. If you’re still unsure who to vote for, [...]

Accountancy firms warn of sharp tax rises

April 26, 2010
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Several accountancy firms have warned of sharp tax rises following the General Election – no matter who wins.
The most lucrative income streams for the Government are income tax, National Insurance and Value Added Tax and they are all likely to be used to reduce the massive defecit the country now faces.
Mike Warbuton of Grant Thornton [...]

Will you be better or worse off after the General Election?

April 19, 2010
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There was a very interesting article in The Telegraph on Saturday as they looked at how better or worse off you would be depending on who won the General Election.
Here’s a summary of the figures they came up with. Read the article for a full breakdown of what may happen under Labour, Conservative or a [...]

Labour manifesto promises “no rise in income tax”

April 12, 2010
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Labour’s manifesto for the General Election promises they will not increase income tax should they retain power – but they make no such guarantee for Value Added Tax (VAT).
It’s hard to see how they could even contemplate yet another rise in income tax and hope to win the election so that’s hardly a surprise, but [...]

BUDGET 2010 – What happened?

March 24, 2010
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Chancellor Alistair Darling has just delivered his Budget and the key points for the man in the street are as follows:

Plans to give everyone in the UK a bank account – reaching 1m people who are currently not entitled
There will be a 1p increase in National Insurance contributions but “it will not affect those earning [...]

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