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focusIncome Tax – The personal allowance is reduced by £1 for every £2 of income above £100,000

(*) Consider transferring income yielding assets to a spouse or civil partner to maximise your allowances.

Capital Gains Tax – The annual exemption for 2020/21 is £12,000

(*) Married couples and civil partners can consider transferring assets to the other at a no gain and no loss basis to ensure the respective annual exemptions are fully used (remember … ownership changes!).

Main Residence – Principal Private Residence election

(*) If you own more than one home, consider whether a principal private residence election is needed. You have two years to make an election.

Tax Favoured Investments – Prudent utilisation of the relief’s can bring benefits

(*) Tax favoured investments as part of a balanced portfolio can make a difference to future investment returns, but it is important to consider the risks associated with them and it is essential that professional advice is sought. The list to check out includes Individual Savings Accounts, Enterprise Investment Schemes, Seed EIS Shares, Venture Capital Trusts.

Inheritance Tax (IHT) – There are possibilities to reduce the impact

(*) Seek advice on IHT planning during your lifetime in order to use available exemptions and reliefs where appropriate.

Pensions – Check the thresholds and possible protection opportunities

(*) If the total of all your pension funds is likely to be at or near £1m by the time you retire, you should seek immediate advice, including whether you should opt for one of the available protections from the reductions in the lifetime allowance.
We have set out above what is only a brief summary of some key points that involve quite complex rules. Always take relevant professional advice before taking, or refraining from taking, any action.

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We have set out above what is only a brief summary of some key points that involve quite complex considerations. Allowances, caps, levels and bases of, and reliefs from, taxation are subject to change and their value to you will depend upon your personal circumstances. Information and data may change after the date of their original promulgation in our Newsletter or this Focus article. Always seek relevant professional advice before taking, or refraining from taking, any action.

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