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How to cut your inheritance tax bill

Merryn Somerset Webb runs through some of the perfectly legal ways to make sure your estate doesn’t pay too much inheritance tax.

New green tax for buy-to-letters

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.

Five Aim stocks to help you sidestep inheritance tax

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.

Tax dodge of the week: Tax savings for “micro-entrepreneurs”

In March’s Budget, George Osborne announced the introduction of two new £1,000 tax-free allowances for “micro-entrepreneurs”.

Abolish inheritance tax and replace it with something better

Inheritance tax is unfair and full of loopholes, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We should replace it with a gift tax.

Three reasons to value tax privacy

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.

How to cut your tax bill

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 Panama Papers scandal

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.

Should we do away with tax havens?

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.

Politicians’ tax returns: who pays what

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.

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