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It's tax freedom day: get your finances in order

Friday, 03 June 2016 | News

UK taxpayers have today worked enough since 1 January 2016 to effectively clear their annual tax bill and start earning for themselves. 

Can you explain the tax rules on making gifts to members of my family?

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | Question and Answer

The inheritance tax rules differ depending on who is receiving the money. Gifts to your spouse or civil partner are free of IHT regardless of how much you give.

I'd like to give my mum my old flat but will I get a tax bill if she sells up?

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | Question and Answer

Assuming you lived in your flat as your main residence and weren’t absent from the flat for large periods and didn’t use any part of your flat exclusively for business purposes, then you are likely to qualify for principal...

How can we minimise the tax on our buy-to-let property?

Monday, 16 May 2016 | Question and Answer

You will be familiar with the phrase “Don’t let the tax tail wag the investment dog”, and I think the same may apply here.

Tax planning with David Cameron

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 | Blog | By Tom Wilson

The Prime Minister has unexpectedly released a summary of

Budget 2016: Tax rates round-up

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | News

Chancellor George Osborne has announced an array of tax changes in today’s Budget, so Moneywise has rounded-up the key changes below.

Budget 2016: At a glance

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | Article

Budget speech in 5 quotes:

“We will not burden our children and grandchildren. This is a Budget for the next generation.”

Budget 2016: Class 2 national insurance contributions to be scrapped for self-employed workers

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | News

Self-employed workers will save £350 million a year in national insurance contributions from 2018, the Chancellor announced in his budget statement.

Moneywise Budget 2016 coverage

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | Article

Budget 2016: Moneywise verdict

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | Article

He said the government’s consultation had found no consensus on the pensions tax system. This is a gift to higher earners who can continue to receive upfront higher-rate income tax relief on their pension contributions.