Income Tax & National Insurance
Income Tax is by far the largest source of tax revenue for the UK government, it accounts for 27% of the total of all tax collected. National Insurance is the government’s second largest tax take at 19%. That makes 46% of total tax revenues between them, whilst Corporation Tax (which multi-nationals and private ltd companies alike all pay) makes up just 6%.
A ‘Basic rate’ taxpayer will generally contribute 32% of their earnings once they earn more than £11000 per annum (in 2016/17).
Most ‘Higher rate’ taxpayers can expect to contribute 42% of their earnings, and ‘Additional rate’ payers contribute a generous 45%.
Income tax therefore concerns almost everyone, but fortunately, there are ways to reduce the amount of Income Tax and NI you pay and we have the expertise and knowledge to advise you on how to do so.
We do not advocate tax evasion (illegal) or provocative forms of tax avoidance (legal, but …..); however, we will explain to you how legitimate tax planning measures can be implemented.
If you are interested in discussing your options please give us a call so that we can arrange a meeting to discuss.
The following are examples of just some of the ways in which Income Tax can be saved, but only if you get the right advice and at the appropriate time:
- Income from jointly held property – Spouses
- Why outsource your payroll?
- Agricultural Property Relief
- Entrepreneurs Relief
- Running a home office – can you claim on expenses?
- Are you Starting a New Business Venture?
- VAT on Residential Property Projects
- Key points and changes from the Autumn 2017 Budget
- Top Five Often Forgotten Business Tax Deductions
- £1 Million Tax Free on Death – Fact or Fiction?