Corporations publicly outed as tax dodgers; individuals denied honours. Shaming people into paying their taxes is probably effective, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But the government could go further.
Make sure you’re up to date on the responsibilities that come with being an executor before you agree to take on the role.
When Donald Trump slashed taxes, pundits predicted doom. They should have known better, says Matthew Lynn.
Soon most businesses will have to file tax returns online. Be prepared, says David Prosser.
It is possible to pass on a lot of money to your heirs and pay no inheritance tax. But the plan has some rather large flaws, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Many savers are paying too much tax on their pension withdrawals, says David Prosser.
Making the over-65s pay national insurance is a sensible idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Promising the young a £10,000 lump sum isn’t.
We should abolish inheritance tax, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and replace it with a gift tax, paid at the recipient’s tax rate.
HMRC doesn’t make paying an inheritance-tax bill easy, says Ruth Jackson. Make sure you know how the process works.
Private pensions can be a good way of sheltering assets from inheritance tax. David Prosser explains.
Investing in film offers attractive tax breaks – but hits are few and far between. Tim Dams looks at how to maximise your chances of making your money back.