Autumn is the season of traditions. The clocks go back, spooky season comes and goes, the Christmas lights go up, and, perhaps the most eagerly anticipated tradition, the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement is delivered.
As the end of the current tax year approaches now is a good time to review your tax and financial position. Making use of available allowances and exemptions could potentially avoid unnecessary tax payments. There are a number of options to mitigate your exposure to tax and some of these may be applicable to your individual circumstances.
In the lead up to the 2020 Budget it had been rumoured that changes to the current Pension Tapering Allowance rules would be announced. However, it was unknown whether this would be a change increasing the tapering thresholds or reducing the thresholds. In a move that Rishi Sunak advised would positively impact hundreds of thousands of higher earners, in particular senior medical professionals, the respective thresholds were increased by £90,000 from 6 April 2020.
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reaches into almost every aspect of our lives, the demand on many charity services are seeing an unprecedented rise and funding has never been more important. You may be considering how you can help a cause which is important to you, at this time, and this blog considers how you can donate in ways that are tax efficient to you, and which can benefit your chosen charity also.