FT Guide to Personal Tax 2009-2010

FT Guide to Personal Tax 2009-2010

Paperback Financial Times Series

By (author) Sara Williams, By (author) Jonquil Lowe

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  • Publisher: FINANCIAL TIMES PRENTICE HALL
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm 676g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273725408
  • ISBN 13: 9780273725404
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 720,110

Product description

A must for anyone faced with a self-assessment form.' Start Your Business Magazine Every year millions of people overpay their tax. Don't be one of them! The Financial Times Guide to Personal Tax is the definitive book on how to complete your self-assessment tax return and how to save tax. Written in an easy -to-understand and jargon-free language, it is designed to make an unpleasant task as easy as possible. This annually updated guide includes the latest information from the April 2009 Budget and explains the rules for income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, pre-owned assets tax and national insurance. Divided in to two parts, the first shows you how to plan your affairs and minimise your tax bills while the second takes you step-by-step through completing your tax return. The guide will help you: * Save money, with over 200 tax-saving tips * Pay as little tax as legally possible* Identify ways to cut your tax bill for this year, last year, and even more distant tax years * Beat the submission deadlines and avoid new penalties * Make the most of rules to help taxpayers through the credit crunch* Understand your tax bill and challenge it if it is wrong Sara Williams is a former investment analyst and financial journalist, and for many years wrote for Which? including the Which? Tax-Saving Guide and the Which? Book of Tax. She is also the author of The Financial Times Guide to Business Start Up. Sara is now the CEO of AIM-listed Vitesse Media, an online, events and print media business. She is a qualified investment manager and adviser. Jonquil Lowe worked for several years as an investment analyst in the City. She is the former head of the Money Group at Which?, a past editor of the Which? Tax-Saving Guide and was for many years a regular contributor to Which? Way to Save Tax. Jonquil is the author of over 20 books, including Be Your Own Financial Adviser, Giving and Inheriting, The Pension Handbook, Money in Retirement, Save and Invest and the Child Poverty Action Group Personal Finance Handbook.

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Table of contents

Contents The authors Acknowledgements Dear Reader! Introduction PART I HOW TO PAY LESS TAX 1 Tax changes for 2009 10 2 An overview of income tax 3 Paying and reclaiming tax 4 Dealing with tax problems 5 Tax and your household 6 Tax and your home 7 Savings, investments and pensions 8 Making the most of fringe benefits 9 Minimising capital gains tax 10 Gifts and passing your money on PART 2 FILLING IN YOUR TAX RETURN 11 Getting started 12 Income 13 Reliefs 14 Allowances 15 Employment 16 Share schemes 17 Self-employment 18 Partnership 19 UK property 20 Foreign income 21 Trusts 22 Capital gains 23 Non-residence APPENDICES A Tax-free income B Converting net income to gross C The short tax return D Tax deadlines E Useful leaflets, forms and contacts Index