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2016/17 End of year tax planning-use your allowances to reduce your tax bill

Some tax savings tips that can be implemented before April 5th.

Spring Budget 2017 - the headlines

A brief run down on the main areas of change from Philip Hammond's Spring Budget of March 2017.

Carry forward past years pension allowances

Previous years unused pension allowances can be carried forward so you can exceed the £40,000 tax free limit this year. Higher earners should make the most of their pension allowance now, as it is under threat.

Forgot about Self Assessment deadline? Have a look at the fines

Here we show just how much a late return and /or a late payment on your self assessment could cost you.

Home Working Allowance

If you are working from home you may be entitled to claim the working from home allowance? At £216 a year tax free, it is worth finding out if you qualify.

Highlights of Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement

The main talking points of the Autumn Statement

Tax Credit overpayment problems predicted as the disregard drops back to 2005 level.

Over payments likely to become a problem again -drop in the Tax Credit Disregard from £5,000 to £2,500. Renew your Tax Credits before July 31st.

Contracting / Freelancing - 10 pitfalls to avoid

Get it right and contracting gives you the best of all worlds: flexible working patterns, uncapped income, tax breaks and an ever-growing network of contacts. There are, however, potential pitfalls - here are ten to consciously avoid.

Soften the Child Benefit blow with these tips

Tips to reduce the financial blow of the recent changes to Child Benefit.