Tax

Here’s what the chancellor should do today

At almost ten million words, the UK tax code is the world’s longest and most incomprehensible. Today, the chancellor has a real opportunity to change that, says Dominic Frisby.

The madness of high-earners’ pension rules

The pensions relief taper is the most stupid, the most complicated, and the worst thought out personal finance policy ever, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And that is saying something.

Is it time for a business rates revolution?

Higher business rates are threatening the survival of small businesses and sparking calls for wholesale reform of property taxes. Simon Wilson reports.

The taxman gets tough

Having near-exhausted the extra yield from big firms, the taxman is going after individuals, says Merryn Somerset Web. Here’s what you can do about it.

An unexpected tax bill for older people

Thousands of older people who had filled in self-assessment tax returns may not have realised they had a bill to pay.

Should you incorporate to save on tax?

Emma Lunn looks at whether forming a limited company can cut down on your tax bill.

Should you incorporate your business?

If you’re self-employed, now is the time to ask yourself if your business is set up in the best possible way, says David Prosser.

Time to file your tax return

There’s only a few weeks left to get your tax return in. Ruth Jackson runs through what you need to know.

Slash your capital gains tax bill

Emma Lunn explains how property sellers can limit the amount of capital gains tax they have to pay.

Would you want your children as landlords?

One alternative to equity release is to gift your home to your children. But beware, says David Prosser – there are several pitfalls.

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