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In today’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced changes to two schemes that have not yet been introduced – the planned increased provision of free childcare from 15 hours to 30 hours and “tax-free childcare”, a scheme to help parents meet childcare costs.
The Chancellor today announced an extra 3% of Stamp Duty Land Tax on purchases of buy to let properties and second homes, from 1 April 2016. Caravans, mobile homes, houseboats will all be excluded; similarly the intention is to exclude commercial investments in residential property from the additional charge.
Commenting on the Government’s announcement today of the level of the Apprenticeship Levy, John Cullinane, Tax Policy Director of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, said:
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has warned that HMRC’s customer service standards, which have recently been heavily criticised, must not be allowed to decline further as HMRC seeks to transform itself into one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world.