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Tax and Self-Assessment

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First broadcast:
Wednesday 09 January 2013

Do you need advice about paying or reclaiming tax? Or perhaps you're wrestling with your self-assessment form? For the answers to your tax questions call 03700 100 444 from 1pm or email moneybox@bbc.co.uk

The deadline for completing your online 2011-12 tax return and paying the tax you owe is weeks away. A late return will cost you £100 as an initial penalty, even if you don't owe any tax. You'll need to allow extra time if you haven't filed online before, as you must apply for an activation code which takes 7 days to arrive.

If you're affected by the changing Child Benefit rules you may have to register for self-assessment for the first time and send in a tax return for the year 2012-13. October 5 is the deadline for registering.

Maybe you're self-employed and need to ask about tax deductible expenses and allowances for this or previous years?

Perhaps you want to know about your personal allowance, tax on savings, shares, pension contributions or buying a home?

Will there be tax to pay if you give away or sell a valuable possession?

And what happens if you transfer an asset to a current or former spouse or civil partner?

Waiting to share their knowledge will be:

Anita Monteith, Technical Manager, Tax Faculty, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Chas Roy-Chowdhury, Head of Taxation, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Eric Williams, Tax Partner, Grant Thornton

Whatever your tax question, our experts will do their best to help.

You can email your question to moneybox@bbc.co.uk. Or the number to call is 03 700 100 444 - lines are open between 1pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday. Standard geographic charges apply. Calls from mobiles may be higher.


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