Paying Less Tax 2005/2006 For Dummies

Paying Less Tax 2005/2006 For Dummies

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Find taxes taxing? You're not alone! With rules and regulations constantly changing, and some of us having to work out our tax bill for ourselves, it's no wonder that three quarters of us pay too much tax every year. Help is at hand, however, as Tony Levene, a financial journalist with over 30 years experience, gives you the insider's guide to understanding tax, and paying less of it. This book outlines the basics of the tax system in plain English and shows you how you could save money by avoiding those tax pitfalls and reducing your tax bill. All aspects of tax are covered from child credit, to savings, to pay as you earn schemes, and practical advice is given to show you how your tax savings could soon add up. If you are looking for a light hearted and easy to understand introduction to keeping more of your hard earned cash, look no further! Inside you'll find information on: Getting real with your tax bill I'm the Taxman -- getting to know who you're dealing with Getting organized Tying the knot -- or not?Taxing from the cradle onwards Stopping work but continuing to pay tax Preparing for the inevitable Working for someone else Looking at the perks of the job Taking a share in your firm's fortunes Working for yourself can be less taxing Running a company -- and saving tax Taxing Your Savings Taxing stocks and shares Saving tax with bricks and mortar Understanding life insurance and tax Planning for your retirement -- with some help from the Inland Revenue Filling in and filing your self--assessment form Paying for outside help with your tax affairs Probing into your tax affairs -- the pain of an investigation
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 22mm | 439.99g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 0764570536
  • 9780764570537

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Tax Basics. Chapter 1: Understanding the Process and Your Role in It. Chapter 2: Looking at the Players and the Process. Chapter 3: Organising Your Records.3 Part II: Tax, You, and Your Family. Chapter 4: Tying the Knot -- Or Not. Chapter 5: Taxing from the Cradle to College. Chapter 6: Taxing Issues in Your Golden Years. Chapter 7: Preparing for the Inevitable: Death and Taxes. Part III: You Work Therefore You're Taxed. Chapter 8: Working for Someone Else. Chapter 9: Paying on the Perks. Chapter 10: Sharing in Your Firm's Fortunes. Chapter 11: Working for Yourself Can Be Less Taxing. Chapter 12: Considering Your Company's Status. Part IV: Save on Your Savings and Investments. Chapter 13: Minimising Tax on Your Savings. Chapter 14: Taxing Investments. Chapter 15: Saving Tax with Bricks and Mortar. Chapter 16: Understanding Life Insurance and Tax. Chapter 17: Depending on Pensions for Your Retirement. Part V: Self Assessment and Getting Help. Chapter 18: Filling In and Filing Your Self Assessment Form. Chapter 19: Paying for Outside Help with Your Tax Affairs. Chapter 20: Dealing with an Investigation. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Top Tax--Saving Tips. Chapter 22: Ten Top Tips for Dealing with the Tax Inspector. Appendix: Inland Revenue Helplines. Index.
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..".(Tony Levene) does make a good stab at distinguishing between avoidance and evasion..." (Accounting & Business, October 2005) [Part of a full-page article about the book] ..".handy hints, savvy tips and clever strategies for cutting back on the amount we hand over to the taxman each year..." (Scotland's New Homebuyer, October 2005) ..".Tony Levene provides easy-to-follow- and practical advice on many complex issues..." (Mortgage Advisor and Homebuyer, August 2005) ..".an easy-to-understand introduction to keeping more of your hard-earned cash. It includes expert advice on protecting your investments from the tax inspector..." (This is Gwent, 23rd Aug 05) ..".includes a chunk on taxing issues in later years, which is particularly useful." (Goodtimes, 1st September 2005) ..".aims to make taxes easily understandable and, where it's possible, avoidable..." (Mortgage Advisor & Home Buyer, August 2005) ..".an easy-to-understand introduction to keeping more of your hard-earned cash..." (Prime Time, October 2005)
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About Tony Levene

Tony Levene is a member of The Guardian Jobs & Money team, writing on issues including investment and consumer rights as well as on taxation. He has been a financial journalist for nearly thirty years after a brief foray into teaching French to school children. Over his journalistic career, Tony has worked for newspapers including The Sunday Times, Sunday Express, The Sun, Daily Star, Sunday Mirror, and Daily Express. He has written seven previous books on money matters including Investing For Dummies. Tony lives in London with his wife Claudia, 'virtually grown up' children Zoe and Oliver, and cats Plato, Pandora, and Pascal.
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