09 March 2019
Pension contributions are a tax efficient way to save for retirement. Income tax relief is given at the individual’s marginal tax rate on the gross contributions made, but tax relief may be lost if contributions are not made at the right time.
19 January 2019
Earlier this year, the Chancellor of the Exchequer wrote to the Office of Tax Simplification and asked it to undertake a review of inheritance tax (IHT), involving advisers and the general public; from its administration through to estate planning and the use of IHT reliefs and allowances.Read more
13 December 2018
RSM’s head of private client Gary Heynes has been named as one of the 2019 eprivateclient 50 Most Influential.
23 November 2018
Gary Heynes, RSM's head of private client, comments on the first part of the Office of Tax Simplification's review into inheritance tax & welcomes the highlighting of the red tape involved in the administration of the IHT system.
29 October 2018
Whilst there were rumours of tax rises for individual taxpayers, none of the expected increases took place. Pension tax relief remained, inheritance tax was unchanged and the main rate of capital gains tax didn’t increase. Instead, the personal allowance surprisingly increased to the promised £12,500 and the basic rate band was widened, both a year earlier. Some changes have been made to Entrepreneurs’ Relief, but the lifetime allowance and the ten per cent tax rate remains.
15 June 2018
Inheritance tax (IHT), in its current form, has been largely unchanged since it was introduced in 1986. The tax take from IHT is on the rise, largely as a result of property prices, but the freezing of reliefs and allowances has also had an impact, resulting in a doubling of the tax take over the past seven years to reach close to £5bn per annum.
15 June 2018
HMRC announced its offshore evasion strategy, the aptly named ‘no safe havens’, back in 2013 and since then it has been making this policy a reality. We are now ready to see its full force taking effect.