Beckingtons
01904 690188
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Search News


Are you paying tax at 60%?

Source: HM Revenue & Customs | | 19/12/2017

For high earning taxpayers, their Income Tax personal allowance is gradually reduced by £1 for every £2 of adjusted net income over £100,000 irrespective of age. This creates an effective marginal rate of tax of around 60% for tax payers as the £11,500 tax-free personal allowance is gradually withdrawn.

Taxpayers whose income sits within this band should consider what planning opportunities are available to them in order to avoid this personal allowance tax 'trap'. This can include giving gifts to charity, increasing pension contributions and participating in certain investment schemes. These strategies also apply to higher rate and additional rate taxpayers looking to reduce their tax bills.

Planning note

For example, a higher rate or additional rate taxpayer who wanted to reduce their tax bill for the last tax year could decide to make a gift to charity in the current tax year and then elect to carry back the contribution to 2016-17. A request to carry back the donation must be made before or at the same time as the 2016-17 self-assessment return is completed. The deadline for filing a paper tax return has now passed but the online deadline of 31 January 2018 means that for most taxpayers there is still some time to act.



 

Latest News

Tax Diary May/June 2018
18/04/2018 - More...
1 May 2018 - Due date for corporation tax due for the year ended 30 July 2017. 19 May 2018 - PAYE and NIC deductions

Renewing tax credit claims
17/04/2018 - More...
Families and individuals that receive tax credits should ensure that they renew their tax credit claims by 31 July 2018.

How much does Class 4 NIC cost?
17/04/2018 - More...
There are currently two types of national insurance contributions (NICs) payable by most self-employed people. These are

Newsletter

With our newsletter, you automatically receive our latest news per e-mail and get access to the archive including advanced search options!

» Sign up for the newsletter
» Login

 

 

Copyright © 2018 - Beckingtons Limited | Beckingtons Limited | Registered in England & Wales | Registered No. 4671864 | Registered Office 2 Clifton Moor Business Village, James Nicolson Link, York, YO30 4XG | VAT Registration No. 721561752

Cookie Policy