Tax

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.

Budget measures you may have overlooked

Changes to Isas and pensions have hogged the headlines. Matthew Partridge runs through some over areas you may have missed.

Get a step ahead of the taxman

With spring arriving, tax may be the last thing on your mind. However, with a bit of thoughtful and intelligent planning you can make sure you don’t end up paying more tax than you have to. Matthew Partridge looks at the best ways to save tax-free.

Budget 2014: what you need to watch out for

Tomorrow’s Budget will be George Osborne’s last before the general election. Ed Bowsher looks at what we might hear from the chancellor.

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