Steve Maggs Tax Blog

The world of tax is fast moving, ever changing and constantly evolving. Through my Tax Blog I hope to bring you important tax changes and advice and help you keep abreast of developments in this ‘taxing’ world! If you’d like any further information please call me on 01872 276116 or email me at  You can also follow me @TaxCornwall.

New Tax-Free Childcare Scheme Facing IT Problems

Posted on: June 13th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

13 June 2017

The government’s new Tax-Free Childcare scheme is now up and running – or at least it is if you can access the website.


Record Numbers of Taxpayers Paying 45p Tax Rate

Posted on: June 5th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

5 June 2017

The latest figures from HMRC show that a record number of people are now paying tax at the ‘additional rate’ of 45% on income over £150,000.


HMRC Issue Warning Regarding Phishing Scam

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

15 May 2017

HMRC is advising customers to beware of the latest email phishing scam which is being circulated by online fraudsters.


Introducing the Inheritance Tax ‘Residence Nil Rate Band’

Posted on: May 9th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

9 May 2017

The well publicised Inheritance Tax (IHT) ‘residence nil rate band’ (RNRB) rules have been introduced on 6 April 2017


New Enterprise Zone Launched in Cornwall

Posted on: May 4th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

4 May 2017

Twelve new Enterprise Zones have gone live, the Government has announced in a move designed to promote economic growth across the United Kingdom.

Amongst these are the new Marine Hub in Cornwall


D Day is here for Non-Doms

Posted on: April 28th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

28 April 2017

As of the 6 April 2017, several changes have been introduced to the taxation of non-domiciled (“non-dom”) taxpayers.


Snap General Election – How will tax feature?

Posted on: April 20th, 2017 by alison

20 April 2017

Theresa May’s announcement on Tuesday was somewhat of a surprise at first, but having had time to consider things further, purely from a tax perspective it appears logical.


Check Your Tax Code is Correct – New 2017/18 PAYE Codes

Posted on: April 7th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

7 April 2017

If you are in employment or receive pension income, you should have recently received a 2017/18 PAYE coding notice from HMRC. It is important to check your code and ensure it is correct.


Happy New (Tax) Year

Posted on: April 6th, 2017 by Tim Buringham

The 6th April marked the start of the new tax year, and with it the introduction of a range of changes to the UK’s taxation system. Here are the six changes everyone should know about.


Auld Lang Syne! Tax year-end planning checklist

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 by Tim Buringham

March 2017

This is a brief reminder of the key points that are tax year-end sensitive. You can plan ahead and use our annual year-end tax checklist for the 2016/17 tax year and beyond.


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