Tax

Marriage is good for your wealth

Getting hitched affects everything from your tax bill to the estate you leave your heirs. Matthew Partridge explains.

CGT: I’m feeling a bit hard done by

After years of political meddling with capital gains tax, investors have ended up with the worst of both worlds, says David Thornton.

If you’ve dodged tax, prepare to stump it up

HMRC is gearing up to send out thousands of letters demanding unpaid tax. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at your options, should one come through your door.

The best tax havens are on our doorstep

Merryn Somerset Webb looks at the best ways to shelter your money from the taxman.

The rise of ‘tax inversion’

More and more American businesses are snapping up companies in low-tax countries to make that their official home. British companies are in their sights. Simon Wilson reports.

Don't pay more tax on your pension than you need to

Ed Bowsher explains how to make sure that you are not paying more tax than you need to when it comes to taking your pension.

Falling income tax receipts spell trouble for big government

Income tax is getting ever harder to collect. Britain is going to have an even bigger problem funding itself, says Matthew Lynn.

The taxman is getting more aggressive – so what should you do?

Merryn Somerset Webb explains what steps you should take to avoid giving yourself an unexpected tax-related headache.

How tax eats away at your investment returns

Tax combined with inflation can devastate your investment returns. Cris Sholto Heaton explains how you can minimise the damage.

The internet is changing the way we earn, and the taxman needs to catch up

People are turning to the internet to generate income in ever more sophisticated ways, says Merryn Somerset Webb. The authorities need to figure out how to tax it.

Buy farms, not flats

Higher property taxes could put the dampeners on London’s rising housing market, says Merryn Somerset Webb

Why we need to radically reform inheritance tax

Merryn Somerset Webb’s proposed changes to inheritance tax have proved divisive. Here, she explains why the objections are groundless.

Should inheritance tax be abolished?

The debate over whether to scrap inheritance tax has gathered pace.

How to avoid inheritance tax

Merryn Somerset Webb explains how you could avoid paying tax on your estate – and earn yourself a nice long-term income at the same time.

Tax the inheritors, not the workers

Those who earn their money shouldn’t have to pay more tax than those who inherit it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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