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We are expecting major changes to inheritance tax in the March Budget following two reviews by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) and also a report by an All Party Parliamentary Committee. Inheritance tax is perceived as a complicated tax with numerous fairly trivial reliefs...

For most taxpayers the maximum pension contribution is £40,000 each tax year, although this depends on their earnings. This limit covers both contributions by the individual and their employer. Note that the unused allowance for a particular tax year may be carried forward for three years...

Your maximum annual investment in ISAs for 2019/20 is £20,000. Your investment needs to be made before 6 April 2020. In addition, have you thought about investing for your children or grandchildren by setting up a Junior ISA? In the 2019/20 tax year, you can...

If you are looking for investment opportunities, have you considered the Enterprise Investment Scheme? These investments in certain qualifying companies allow you to set off 30% of the amount invested against your tax bill as well as the ability to defer capital gains tax until...

Your business year-end, not 5 April, is relevant for capital allowances purposes. If however you are running a business and making up accounts to 31 March or 5 April you should consider buying plant and machinery to take advantage of the £1 million Annual Investment...

It will be nearly 18 months since the last Budget and in the meantime we will have had three different chancellors following the unexpected resignation of Sajid Javid. The early years of a new Parliament are a good time to make radical changes and many are...

If the draft legislation issued for consultation last year is enacted in the next Finance Act there will be important changes to private residence relief for disposals after 5 April 2020. Firstly, the exemption for the final period of ownership will be reduced from 18 months...

Another announcement to listen out for in the Spring Budget on March 11 is whether the Chancellor acts on the recommendations of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) regarding inheritance tax. As reported in an earlier newsletter, the OTS suggested simplifying inheritance tax on lifetime...

[caption id="attachment_473" align="alignright" width="210"] DPC Director Mike Reynolds[/caption] In June 2020 Mike Reynolds, a director of DPC, will be undertaking an extreme climbing challenge in aid of The Donna Louise. Mike is climbing the South West ridge of the "delagokante" or the Delago tower; one of the...