Am I paying too much National Insurance?

What is National Insurance and who has to pay it?

You can learn more about National Insurance in our guides here and here. Find out what it is and what it is for, and then read this guide to check if you are paying too much National Insurance. Learn what to do if you are paying the wrong amount of National Insurance to amend it.

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Beware of Spring Tax Scams

Why are scammers likely to target taxpayers in spring?

HRMC is warning taxpayers to be wary of springtime scams. From March to May last year, there were a quarter of a million reports of scams. HMRC had to shut down around 6,000 websites operating tax scams. As this is the time of year when HMRC is genuinely contacting people about tax rebates, they anticipate another surge in tax scams.

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How to Calculate NI

Phone 0843 596 4157 if you need help to calculate how much National Insurance you should be paying for each tax year.

NI (National Insurance) is a type of financial contribution which most workers must pay if they are earning above a certain amount. Your NI contributions help you to qualify for state benefits, including the State Pension. This is why it is important to make sure that you are paying enough in National Insurance contributions. Read the guide below to find out how you can check if you are paying the right amount of NI.

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How to Claim Car Tax Back

Call the DVLA on 0843 178 3378 to claim road tax refunds on Vehicle Excise Duty.

You can get a refund for any full month of tax that you already paid for if you have to cancel the road tax for your vehicle. This could be due to a variety of reasons, but you need to notify the DVLA. They will cancel the vehicle tax automatically if you provide a valid reason for cancellation. Read this guide to find out how to claim car tax back and get the refund.

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How to Reduce My Tax Bill

Call HMRC on 0844 453 0158 if you have any questions about paying your taxes.

The saying that nothing is certain but death and taxes always comes to mind towards the end of the tax year. At this point, the self-employed should have submitted their self-assessment tax returns already. Most people will have been paying Income Tax automatically all year through the PAYE scheme. As the start of the new tax year approaches in April 2019, it is a good time to think about how you can reduce your tax bill.

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