The latest email based scam is in circulation whereby people are receiving an e-mail that claims to come from HM Revenue and Customs, which advises recipients they are due a tax refund. The mail directs users to a fake web site (hosted outside the UK) designed to have the same look and feel as the genuine HMRC site, using the same logos etc. The scam attempts to take advantage of the imminent deadline for online applications of tax returns (31st January 2009).
One of the major income tax announcements last month was the proposed increase in income tax and National Insurance rates for high income earners. A quick summary follows.
- 2009/10 – No change for this tax year!
- 2010/11 – If your earnings are between £100,000 and £140,000 you will lose one-half of your personal allowance. If your earnings exceed £140,000 you will gradually lose the remainder of your personal allowance.
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