Planning to minimise the inheritance tax (IHT) due on your estate is always important, but the recent introduction of the residence nil-rate band (RNRB) means now could be the ideal time to review your existing plans. What is the RNRB? IHT is charged at 40% on estates worth in excess of the nil-rate band, which … Continue reading Is It Time to Review Your Estate Plan?
As of 6 April 2017 the tax relief landlords receive for mortgage interest and other finance costs is restricted. The restriction is being introduced gradually so that by 2020/21 landlords will receive tax relief for finance costs at basic rate (currently 20%) instead of at the rate at which they pay tax. This change does … Continue reading To Have, Hold & Share Rental Income Tax Efficiently
The various tax allowances available to individuals in 2017/18 mean that it is possible for directors with a substantial credit on their director’s loan account to extract up to £22,500 out of the company and incur no personal tax. This table illustrates how it works: 2017/18 Personal allowance: this is the amount of income an … Continue reading Tax Efficiency and the Directors Loan Account
The start of the 2016/17 tax year saw the introduction of the Personal Savings Allowance (PSA); from 6 April 2016 basic rate taxpayers can receive £1,000 interest income free of tax. Interest from ISAs does not count towards the PSA because it’s already tax free. Higher rate taxpayers have a £500 allowance and those with … Continue reading Tax Efficient Income Extraction from Your Limited Company
As of 6 April 2016 the tax payable on overdrawn director’s loan accounts increased from a rate of 25% to 32.5%. A director’s loan occurs when a director or participator takes money from the company which is not a salary, a dividend nor an expense repayment. Reversely, directors can loan money to the company which … Continue reading Reminder: Increased Tax on Director’s Loan Accounts
Our Tax Saving Newsletter is now available here: Green & Co Tax Saving Newsletter It includes: Capitalising on personal allowances Making tax-efficient savings and investments Tax-efficient pension planning Extracting profits – tax-efficiently Considering your company car