"Financial Times" Guide to Personal Tax 2008-2009: 175 Top Tax Saving Tips

"Financial Times" Guide to Personal Tax 2008-2009: 175 Top Tax Saving Tips

Paperback Financial Times Series

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

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  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm 688g
  • Publication date: 25 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273719661
  • ISBN 13: 9780273719663
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 1,052,078

Product description

Tax is getting more and more complicated and every year millions of people pay more tax than they need to. With a little planning you can ensure you exploit your tax allowances and take steps to cut your tax bill. If you are one of the nine million people who get a self assessment tax return, you are required by law to complete it correctly and on time. Last year, the Inland Revenue collected hundreds of millions of pounds in extra tax through enquiries into incorrect returns. This book will help you: pay only the minimum tax (showing you where you may be overpaying and what to do about it) avoid the self assessment pitfalls Inside the book you will find: a step-by-step guide to completing your tax return, including 175 tax-saving ideas advice on dealing with your tax office guidance on the new tax credits, including how to maximise the amount you can claim tips on tax-efficient investments.

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Table of contents

The authors Acknowledgements Dear Reader! Introduction PART 1 HOW TO PAY LESS TAX 1 Tax changes for 2008-9 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 Make 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 Partnerships 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