How to declare your child benefit

Child benefit is not taxable but sometimes needs to be declared on tax returns. Since 2013 the high income child benefit charge (HICBC) claws back some or all of the child benefit paid to families where the highest earner in the family has total income of £50,000 or...

Increases in income tax

The tax payable on dividends is set to rise from 7.5% to 8.75% for basic rate taxpayers from 6th April 2022. Higher rate taxpayers will pay 33.75% on dividends and additional rate taxpayers must budget for dividend tax of 39.35%. These rates will apply to all...

Avoid child benefit clawback

Couples who receive child benefit are in danger of having some of that benefit clawed back as a tax charge if the higher earner has annual income of over £50,000. When the higher earner has income exceeding £60,000 all of the family’s child benefit is clawed...