Cryptoasset investors have received further clarity on the tax treatment of their unregulated investments from HMRC. Bitcoin is by far the most well-known cryptoasset, although there are more than 1,000 others in existence. Last month, the value of one Bitcoin soared past $60,000 (roughly £43,383) for the first time after some high-profile companies adopted it as a payment method.
The Treasury expects inheritance tax receipts to soar by almost £1 billion by 2025/26, following the decision to freeze two key thresholds in last month’s Budget. The nil-rate band will continue at £325,000, while the residence nil-rate band remains at £175,000 until April 2026.
OTS proposal could trigger a spike in pension tax relief bills.
Higher-rate taxpayers who save into personal pensions and fail to claim extra tax relief could soon have it handed to them automatically under a new proposal.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to shelve plans to introduce tax rises in next month’s Spring Budget, according to reports.
The Chancellor will deliver his second Budget on 3 March 2021 and his first since COVID-19 began to engulf the UK last March.
The average person in their 30s and early 40s faces a wait until they are 64 to inherit their parents’ wealth, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).