Craig Simpson, Tax Partner at Bates Weston considers whether Income Tax will be cut in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement.
In Jeremy Hunt’s statement yesterday, he told us which Mini-Budget measures are staying and which are not going ahead. The summary is simple. Everything goes except abolishing the Health & Social Care Levy, changes to Stamp Duty and the increased Annual Investment Allowance.
In an update to the mini budget, the Chancellor has cancelled his plans to abolish the higher 45% rate of Income Tax. We have update our Mini Budget Summary Report to reflect this.
HMRC has widened the pilot and simplified the quarterly requirements of Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment or MTD for ITSA for taxpayers with gross income from self-employment between £10,000 and the £85,000 VAT threshold, but many are concerned that the trial is too limited, the timescale too tight and the detail too brief to mean taxpayers will be ready for the April 2024 deadline.
In his Spring Statement, Mr Sunak announced a 5p cut in fuel duty, an alignment of NI thresholds with personal tax allowance from July 2022, and promised a 1p cut in income tax, but not until April 2024.
A recap of HMRC’s proposals to reform the penalties for late submissions to a points based system.