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Agent Update 57 published

04 January 2017
Issue: 4581 / Categories: News

Personal savings allowance, payslips and HMRC’s high net worth unit.

The latest Agent Update covers recent news consultations and announcements from HMRC. The top articles include details of the autumn statement information about corporation tax payments and an update on machine games duty for agents’ online services.

Extracts from other articles follow.

Personal savings allowance

Changes to HMRC systems will alter the way personal savings allowance (PSA) calculations are applied.

The maximum amount will remain but clients may see changes to the wording on P2 letters because PSA will no longer be identified as an ‘allowance’. PSA will be applied as a zero-rate tax band. The tax code will take into account any savings income which is taxable above the PSA limits.

For self-assessment taxpayers the PSA will be given as a zero-rate tax band within their liability calculation. It is not affected by the Scottish rate of income tax and will be applied at the same rate...

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