PAYE and NI

Online tax and Government spending calculator launched

A new online tax calculator enabling individuals to work out how much tax they pay, and how the Government spends it, has been launched by HMRC.

HMRC launches new helpline and improved tax services for the bereaved

HMRC is to improve the quality of its contact processes and provide extra support for those who have suffered bereavement from this month, it has confirmed.

Millions of taxpayers in line for early tax refund

HMRC has confirmed that more than three million tax refunds are to be sent out as of next week - two months earlier than previous years - due to an earlier review of the amount of tax paid for 2011/12 via the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.

Real Time Information to affect 'digitally excluded' SMEs

HMRC's introduction of Real Time Information (RTI) will cause problems for small employers that lack internet access or are not computer savvy, a tax advisory body has warned.

Early staging dates for pension auto enrolment now available

Businesses now have the option to bring forward the staging date in which they will automatically enrol employees into a work place pension scheme.

HMRC apologises for slip in contact centre service

HMRC has apologised after callers were unable to get through to call centres in the days following the Easter weekend, blaming 'extremely high levels of calls' from taxpayers.

HMRC's Real Time Information (RTI) pilot launched

A pilot project marking a significant change in the way that PAYE payments are calculated has been launched by HMRC, with the first volunteer employers testing the new Real Time Information (RTI) system.

Average weekly state pension rises

The average weekly state pension for 2012/13 has risen by £6 from £118 to £124 according to Government estimations following changes which came into effect last week.

Finance Bill 2012 published

The Government has published the Finance Bill 2012, in which tax measures announced in Budget 2011 and 2012 come into force.

Pension auto-enrolment thresholds confirmed to rise

The earnings thresholds for automatic pension enrolment will be aligned with tax and national insurance contributions, the Government has confirmed following consultations.

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