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Just seven ISAs beat inflation

A basic rate taxpayer at 20% needs to find an account paying at least 3.50% per annum to stop inflation eating into their savings while a higher rate taxpayer at

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Offshore tax cheats given disclosure deadline

Ground-breaking agreements will tackle offshore tax evasion using bank accounts and other structures in the Crown Dependencies. Tax evaders have until 30 September 2016 to disclose hidden assets or investments

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Five new tax year resolutions

Why not review your plans and start the new tax year fresh and put yourself on the right track for 2013/14? “If you are planning for a year, sow rice;

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Have you inherited a property and sold it?

The amnesty, entitled the Property Sales Campaign, is an opportunity for anyone who has sold, or given away (‘gifted’) second or additional residential properties in the UK or abroad, to

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Families in line for £3,000 tax credit cull

The significant drop in income comes as a result of various changes to tax credits and has been criticised by the TUC. It has updated its tax credit calculator to

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Six steps to make the most of savings

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket Nothing could be truer when it comes to investing. Piling all your money into one asset class or into one geographical area

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Save a little gain a lot

Fidelity Worldwide Investment has done research that suggests by contributing an extra £10 a month, the final savings pot could end up £1,424.13 bigger after 10 years. For those who

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Investing in VCTs

Many VCTs are run by experienced management teams and offer new investors access to established investment portfolios which already pay out a tax free dividend. However VCTs should be regarded

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Cut inheritance tax in half through EIS

Old Burlington Investments has highlighted that Inheritance tax (IHT) relief is one of the key benefits of EIS, which was introduced by the UK government to encourage private investors to

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How to invest in growing businesses

Mike Hayes, a tax partner at chartered accountancy firm Kingston Smith LLP, presents a brief guide to the relief for the investor. The purpose of SEIS was to provide a