April is nearly upon us, so that can only mean one thing - tax returns! As a taxpayer getting your tax affairs in order is an arduous and frustrating task. However it is a task where there the reward achieved in tax savings can easily exceed the heartache expended in its completion. In this article we take a look at some easy wins for the coming year end.
Employee Benefit Trusts until recently have been a popular method to avoid tax on personal income. This particular technique has now been effectively made redundant by the introduction of a "loan charge" on these type of payments. This is bad enough for the people who used it, but what is worse is that this charge is going to retrospectively apply back until 1999, potentially landing them with an enormous and unaffordable tax bill. In this article we examine this topic in greater detail and explore what your options are if you are affected.
So you've reached a point in your life where you are starting to think about your retirement. But how can you really make the most of your savings and ensure you can enjoy your golden years comfortably? The three most dominant savings products on the market right now are ISAs, LISAs, and standard pensions. In this article, the Financial Management Centre team will be looking at what each of these schemes are and (hopefully) helping you work out which option is best for you.