The total cost of a private education at day school for two children comes in at £400,000 Here, Merryn Somerset Webb explains how to pay school fees in the most tax-efficient manner.
Ed Bowsher makes his best guesses on what we are likely to hear in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement.
While it’s getting ever harder to avoid paying inheritance tax, Merryn Somerset Webb explains why most of us don’t need to worry.
The key to successful investing is to minimise your costs. Here are a few pointers to help you keep your tax bill to a minimum.
A land value tax is not just an excellent tax, it is the best tax possible, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But only if it is the only tax in town.
Rising inheritance tax has caused a stir among home-owners. Merryn Somerset Webb explains what you can do to cut down the bill.
If you earn a high salary and have children, you may need to fill in a self-assessment form or risk being fined. Merryn Somerset Webb explains.
Employing a helping hand around the house can quickly become a tax nightmare. Here, Merryn Somerset Webb gives some handy advice to make sure it doesn’t.
A new ruling from HMRC classifies the rebates of fund commissions from investment platforms as income – and that makes them taxable. But that could all soon change.
The taxman has cottoned on to an old ruse used by investors to cut their tax bills, says Merryn Somerset Webb. So be careful how you use up your tax-free allowance.
If you’re reasonably well off, no matter how well you invest, there is nothing you can do to prevent the state relieving you of a large percentage of your wealth, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Convincing but bogus emails have begun to circulate informing their targets that they’re due a tax refund. Don’t get caught out.
George Osborne has declared a freeze on the inheritance tax threshold until 2019. A revenue-raising masterstroke or a political blunder? Emily Hohler reports.
Tim Bennett rounds up this week’s personal finance news, including why you should get cracking on your tax return, and what to check before you book your summer holiday.
Slashing your tax bill is a vital part of saving for your retirement. And while Isas and Sipps are popular, there are other forms of tax shelters, says Phil Oakley – some more risky than others.