Personal Tax

Inheritance tax and spouses and civil partners Special rules apply for inheritance tax purposes to married couples and civil partners. To ensure valuable tax reliefs are not lost, it is beneficial to consider the combined position, rather than dealing with each individual separately. Married couples and civil partners benefit from...

“[The introduction of independent taxation between spouses was] bound to mean that some couples would transfer assets between themselves so that their total tax will reduce; this was an inevitable and acceptable consequence of taxing husbands and wives separately“. Taking this statement from the Chancellor of...

Income Tax Rates and Bands Recent income tax rates and bands are as follows: 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 Savings rate: 10%, 0% from 2015/16 0 - £5,000 0- £5,000 0- £5,000 Dividend Allowance: 20% NA 0 - £5,000 0 - £5,000 Basic rate: 20% 0 - £31,785 0 - £32,000 0 - £33,500 Higher rate: 40% £31,786 - £150,000 £32,001 - £150,000 £33,501 - £150,000 Additional rate:...

Employees Working Abroad When your employees go to work abroad you need to think about their potential liability to income tax and national insurance, but be careful because there are different rules for each. Income tax The tax liability will depend on how long the employee is to...

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