Tax planning is the legal process of arranging your affairs to minimise a tax liability, and with more than 200 such provisions specifically written into tax law, there are many areas in which planning can deliver tax savings.
Throughout life, from childhood to retirement, circumstances and priorities change. At every stage it is important to make well-informed decisions to ensure that you and your family are following the best strategies for achieving your goals.
No matter what your age, personal or financial status, you will have dreams, and expectations. With the impact of the ongoing flat economy also necessitating further review, we can advise and help you plan how to make your goals a reality.
If you are thinking of starting a business, you should consider, among other factors, the impact of being the business owner on all areas of your life and the degree of risk involved. Devising a strong business plan is essential to aid and help you navigate the direction of the business.
The impact of the economic downturn has damaged many people's financial aspirations and, as a result, every business owner should have a personal exit strategy in case of unexpected circumstances.
Many people can go for years paying too much (or, perhaps more worryingly, too little) tax. It is important to know exactly how much you are paying or you could face repercussions later.
Details of how the tax system works with company cars.
For many people their retirement plans have been devastated by the fall of the stock market in the first decade of the new millennium, reduction in property values and the fall in interest and annuity rates. Many may question what chance there is of a 'comfortable retirement'?
Making your savings grow and being able to retire when and how you want is one of your most important financial objectives. But achieving this goal takes planning and perseverance.
Estate planning should start early in life. If your estate is large it could be subject to inheritance tax, but even if it is small, planning and a well drafted Will can ensure that your assets will go to your chosen beneficiaries.
Gifts to charity can take many forms. In this special supplement to our guide we will focus on some of the ways you can increase the value of your gift to your chosen charities through the various forms of tax relief available.