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Pension contributions directly from your limited company

Wednesday 29th August 2018

Making pension contributions directly from your limited company can be very tax efficient.

Tags: Limited Company, Pensions, Income Tax, Corporation Tax

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IPSE survey shows freelance contractors' concerns over saving for retirement

Wednesday 16th September 2015

​A recent National survey undertaken by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has shown that freelance contractors are concerned about having sufficient finances for retirement - over half (54.4%) held this opinion.

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Pensions - company contributions

Thursday 16th July 2015

When it comes to making pension contributions you have two choices; 1. make them personally from your savings or income or 2. have your Limited Company make contributions directly to your personal pension.

Tags: Expenses, Pensions, Limited Company

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The 2015-16 tax year.

Thursday 16th April 2015

Headline tax rates and thresholds for the tax year 6 April 2015 to 5 April 2016.

Tags: Corporation Tax, Dividends, HMRC, Income Tax, Limited Company, National Insurance, Pensions, VAT

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Osborne abolishes the pension ‘death tax’ at the Conservative Party Conference

Monday 13th October 2014

George Osborne has announced in his speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, that the 55% inheritance tax levied on defined contribution pension pots will be abolished.

Tags: Inheritance Tax, Pensions

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Pensions - use your company to make the contributions

Sunday 17th August 2014

When it comes to making pension contributions you have two choices; 1. make them personally from your savings or income or 2. have your Limited Company make contributions directly to your personal pension.

Tags: Pensions, Corporation Tax, Limited Company

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Higher rate taxpayers could be missing out on £225 million in tax relief

Monday 14th July 2014

You could be one of the UK’s higher-rate tax payers missing out on £225 million in tax relief each year by not paying in to a pension. The insurer Prudential recently surveyed 302 higher-rate tax payers and found that 1 in 10 make no contribution to a pension. Rolling this figure out nationwide at least 90,000 higher rate taxpayers could be paying nothing into a pension, this equates to missing out on £2,510 in tax relief a year.

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The majority of Brits expect the Government to help them in retirement

Monday 14th July 2014

The self-employed are facing a pensions black hole unless they start making provision and saving for retirement now. Just over a third of the nation’s 4.5 million self-employed are adequately prepared according to recent research by Scottish Widows.

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Pensions 2014-15

Wednesday 16th April 2014

Exciting times to come in the 2014-15 tax year for pension investment………

Tags: Corporation Tax, HMRC, Income Tax, Limited Company, Pensions

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Tax changes 2012-13

Wednesday 14th March 2012

Corporation Tax: The small profits rate paid by contractor companies stays at 20% having been reduced from 21% in April 2011.

Tags: Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Inheritance Tax, VAT, PAYE, National Insurance, Pensions, Expenses, Dividends

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Reduce your tax bill and boost your pension with an employer contribution

Thursday 11th August 2011

Working through a limited company is almost always the most tax efficient option for Contractors; however you can reduce both personal and corporate taxation even further by using your company to invest towards an income in retirement.

Tags: Pensions, Expenses

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