- 20th March 2019
- Posted by: Suzy Hill
- Category: Personal Tax, Business News
Deadline approaching for year-end tax planning opportunities
The opportunity to maximise this year’s allowances for Pensions, ISAs, CGT, IHT and Income Tax will be gone after 5th April. Below are some of the most popular tips.
ISA allowances are £20,000 per individual, or, for a Junior ISA/Child Trust Fund, £4,260 per child.
The Annual Allowance is £40,000 per year, depending on your income, and you can make contributions for children and/or grandchildren up to £3,600.
The dividend allowance is £2,000, so if you run your own company ensure that you distribute at least this amount.
The Personal Savings Allowance
The first £1,000 of interest (£500 for a higher rate taxpayer), is tax free. If you have a director’s loan account within the company, think about charging interest which is deductible in the company’s accounts without being charged on you.
EIS/SEIS & VCT.
Investments can attract income tax relief of up to 50%, as well as Capital Gains Tax (CGT) relief and being CGT free themselves.
You can give away up to £3,000, and ‘use up’ last year’s allowance if you gifted nothing last year.
Andrew Cowe, Tax Manager, Brearley & Co
Contact us if you need tax advice