Tax

Some good news at last for landlords?

It doesn’t happen often these days, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there might be something in the next Budget that MoneyWeek readers will like.

Public shaming – an effective new way of collecting taxes

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.

Pensions and savings tax relief under attack

MPs want to reform the savings and pensions tax relief system to benefit the less well-off.

Pension withdrawals tax trap won’t be closed

HMRC refuses to reform its clumsy taxation of pension withdrawals, says David Prosser.

Beware: executors are liable for inheritance tax

Make sure you’re up to date on the responsibilities that come with being an executor before you agree to take on the role.

Tax cuts: the Laffer Curve strikes again

When Donald Trump slashed taxes, pundits predicted doom. They should have known better, says Matthew Lynn.

Small business owners should plan for a new digital tax regime

Soon most businesses will have to file tax returns online. Be prepared, says David Prosser.

A foolproof way to avoid inheritance tax. Or is it?

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.

Pension withdrawals: an emergency best avoided

Many savers are paying too much tax on their pension withdrawals, says David Prosser.

Reasonable ideas and unkeepable promises

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.

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