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Budget bingo

The joint Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 slapped many on the wrist as they reached for a second property, some were given administrative homework, and others were simply left in the dark reports Lucy Brennan

28 January 2016

November 25 saw George Osborne deliver what was effectively his third budget of the year. This time, he got back to his economic roots. Tax credits took centre stage and many interested parties, such as non-doms, were left waiting for clarification.

A shift to the digital side

When the end of the tax return was announced at Budget 2015, many were wondering how the data of those without third parties reporting to HMRC, such as the self-employed and landlords, would be reported. Such people will be required to update their HMRC record at least quarterly.

While there is a consultation on this in 2016, it is likely to be a heavy administrative burden. Those with more complicated tax affairs, such as those who are in partnerships, will need to be considered in more depth.

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