Tax Matters

With the tax year end fast approaching on 5/4/16 and significant changes to the taxation of interest and dividends coming next year I have decided to write on a variety of tax matters. Although I have covered most of these issues previously a timely reminder is in order. If you are interested to make use of various allowances still available …

Investment & Tax Avoidance – George Approves

With tax avoidance being a hot topic in the news and the end of the tax year on the 5th April approaching this is an apposite blog post. The confusion between tax avoidance which is legal and tax evasion which is illegal is not helped by a loose interchange between the two terms, for example the oft banded phrase “aggressive …

Tax Raid on Your Investments

As Cyprus reels from a tax levy on deposits over 100,000 Euros and the reverberations and fears spread around the EuroZone, on the 25th March HMRC launched a little known tax raid on your investments. They have deemed that rebates from fund management group to clients are taxable payments and have instructed that providers and other intermediaries to levy 20% …