What to consider during the COVID-19 lockdown Coronavirus has many people reflecting on their own mortality. So if you have more time on your hands during the lockdown, planning your estate may be a wise way to spend it. Benjamin Franklin observed there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes, and nothing marries[…]
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How to include charitable donations in your tax planning strategy. Incorporating charitable giving into your tax planning strategy can be a useful way to reduce both your income tax and the inheritance tax (IHT) that will eventually become payable on your estate. As such, gifts may become an important component of both the estate planning[…]
Tax Card 2017/18 Taxable Income Bandes and Tax Rates 2017/18 2016/17 Starting rate of 0% on savings up to £5,000* £5,000* Basic rate band Scottish basic rate band £33,500 £31,500 £32,000 £32,000 Higher rate band Scottish higher rate band £33,501-£150,000 £31,501-£150,000 £32,001-£150,000 £32,001-£150,000 Basic rate 20% 20% Higher rate 40% 40% Additional rate 45%[…]
An introduction to the relationship between trusts and tax.