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HMRC’s Radical Plans to ‘Make Tax Digital’ (MTD)

‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) is a government initiative that sets out a vision for ‘a transformed tax system and the end of the tax return’ by 2020. Under the MTD scheme, HMRC is aiming to create a single ‘digital account’ for each taxpayer in order to unify their different taxes and make it easier for them to manage their tax affairs. Taxpayers will be able to log into their digital account in order to view all payments made and offset overpayments from one tax against underpayments in others.

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Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy is being introduced from 6 April 2017 and will be payable by large employers. The Levy will be 0.5% of the employer’s pay bill but there is an annual allowance of £15,000.The allowance will be given on a pro-rata basis throughout the tax year.

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The ‘Investors Relief’ has been introduced to encourage passive investors to invest in trading businesses

In the Budget 2016 a new relief was introduced, Investors Relief (IR) to encourage passive investors to invest in trading businesses. The investor subscribes for qualifying shares and when these shares are disposed of the gain in value of the shares attracts a preferential 10% rate of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) up to a lifetime limit of £10 million.