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Finance > Tax

End of year tax breaks

Peter McGahan presents some common sense strategies to make the most of your tax allowance as the end of the financial year approaches.

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23rd Mar 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Tax

£6,200,000,000 per year on Inheritance Tax

Peter McGahan talks inheritance tax and the residence nil rate band (RNRB) which was introduced in April 2017.

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11th May 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Tax

The 2.27 million investors hit by new tax on Investment income?

Peter McGahan looks at strategies for managing your investments to minimise tax liability and create an efficient portfolio income.

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28th Apr 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Tax

Transferable allowance

Peter McGahan queries why so few couples have taken advantage of the transferable allowance tax break to recoup around £400 from HMRC.

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2nd Feb 2017
Peter McGahan
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The Politics of Inheritance Tax

Why do we spend years being financially astute and then fail to plan for death and the burden of Inheritance Tax?

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19th May 2016
Steve Wanless
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Finance > Tax

The ageing process

HMRC may be good for corporates such as Starbucks and Google but for the lowly older Briton - expect a much less forgiving experience, writes Steve Wanless.

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21st Mar 2016
Steve Wanless
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Finance > Tax

Where there's a Will

7 out of 10 cohabiting couples don't have a valid a Will. Steve Wanless questions why so many ignore new intestacy rules and examines the pitfalls of dying intestate.

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15th May 2015
Steve Wanless
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Finance > Tax

Taxing times

Steve Wanless examines how the line are being blurred between tax efficiency and large scale tax avoidance and tax evasion.

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25th Feb 2015
Steve Wanless
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Finance > Tax

Death & taxes

Whether you're super-rich or not - you will either worry about running out of cash, or that what's yours ends up with the Treasury.

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29th Aug 2014
Steve Wanless
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Finance > Tax

Use your tax allowance by April 5th

Are you making the most of your tax allowances? With the end of the financial year approaching, fix your finances before George Osborne fixes them for you.

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14th Mar 2014
50connect editorial
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Finance > Tax

Inheritance tax planning

Matt Higham looks at the consequences of making no IHT provision

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2nd Jul 2013
Matt Higham
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Finance > Tax

Tax avoidance is not tax evasion

Jimmy Carr hit the headlines last week for his tax affairs. Here, Andrew Stallard explains the difference between managing your tax bill efficiently and illegal tax evasion.

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26th Jun 2012
Andrew Stallard
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Finance > Tax

How to shrink your tax bill

The tax year ends on the 5th April, here are some tips to keep your expenses and tax allowances ship shape.

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7th Mar 2012
Lynne Thomas
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Inheritance tax: plan and minimise your liability

Your estate is liable for tax if it totals £325,000 at the time of your death. Plan ahead and ensure you choose who benefits.

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9th Mar 2011
Gareth Hargreaves
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Taxing times for the UK taxpayer

As we move closer to the budget, the political noise becomes louder and louder, but few can get away from the points in relation to capital gains tax we covered last week.

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1st Jun 2010
Mark O'haire
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Finance > Tax

Capital Gains Tax options

It is likely Capital Gains Tax will be increased from the current 18% to as much as 40-50%, with the gain added to income. This will have two possible impacts on the housing market, writes 50connect finance expert, Peter McGahan.

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25th May 2010
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Tax

Brutal Capital Gains Tax looms

George Osborne's emergency budget will see brutal increase to Capital Gains Tax, says Peter McGahan.

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18th May 2010
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Tax

Tax, tax and a little more tax

Well there was no surprise regarding the budget according to independent financial advisor Peter McGahan.

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6th Apr 2010
Mark O'haire
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Finance > Tax

Take tax action now - avoid paying too much tax!

Perplexed by pensions? Confused by CGT? Stumped by self assessment? Join our live web chat at 1.30pm on 11 March to find out all the answers to your tax questions.

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4th Mar 2010
Mark O'haire
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Taxing times for Britain’s lottery winners

£45.5 million. That surely is a good Saturday morning reading when you pick up your lottery winnings. But it isn’t all plain sailing as some of you might think, according to Peter McGahan.

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16th Nov 2009
Mark O'haire
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Finance > Tax

Writing Your Will Needn’t Be Taxing

Why should UK residents write a will? Why do so many people put it off and how much does the Government make in Inheritance Tax?

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1st Jun 2009
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Tax

A £2,500 Handout To Scrap Your Old Car

Motorists are to be offered up to £2,500 in taxpayer-funded handouts for trading their old car in for a newer model.

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14th Apr 2009
Gareth Hargreaves


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