When the Duke of Westminster died recently, he left behind a vast estate – much of it exempt from inheritance tax. How so? Simon Wilson explains.
Merryn Somerset Webb runs through some of the perfectly legal ways to make sure your estate doesn’t pay too much inheritance tax.
Hundreds of thousands of buy-to-let landlords may soon have to pay up to £5,000 to upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties. Sarah Moore reports.
Hold companies that qualify for Business Property Relief for two years, and your investment is 100% IHT-free. Analyst and private investor Richard Beddard recommends five of the best.
In March’s Budget, George Osborne announced the introduction of two new £1,000 tax-free allowances for “micro-entrepreneurs”.
Inheritance tax is unfair and full of loopholes, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We should replace it with a gift tax.
High-profile calls to make everyone’s tax return public knowledge are a mistake, says Matthew Lynn. We will miss tax privacy once it’s gone.
Play your cards right and you may never have to pay a penny of tax on any of your investments. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at tax wrappers.
The leak of millions of documents from a Panama law firm has propelled the world of offshore investments into the headlines. What’s the fuss about? Simon Wilson reports.
The British Virgin Islands have borne the brunt of the public’s rage over tax havens. Is it time we got rid of them? Chris Carter investigates.
The country’s most high-profile politicians have been falling over themselves to show off their earnings and the amount of tax they paid. Here’s who got what.