As a new tax year approaches, it is important to ensure you are in the best financial position to help protect and grow your future wealth.
Our Bitesize Tax Planning provides you with details of the key allowances and reliefs available to you. The tax planning tips are available in easy to consider sections.
This article looks at Individual Savings Account (ISA).
Tax-free income and gains
An ISA is a simple savings plan which offers tax-free interest and other income payments and tax free capital gains. There is one for nearly every saver, and today the ISA is still regarded as one of the best places to store your cash.
Usually when you invest, you must pay tax on any income or capital gains you earn from your investments. But with an ISA, all capital gains and income made from your investments won’t be taxed. This is provided you stick to the rules on how much you can pay in.
The investment limit for 2021/22 is £20,000 per adult individual and you can split this between a cash ISA and a stocks and shares ISA (and a Lifetime ISA if eligible).
If you haven’t used up your maximum allowance yet this year, make sure you top up before 6 April 2022. Your allowance doesn’t roll over to the next tax year.
Look around and compare cash ISA rates each year. If you wish to leave your money there for a few years, perhaps consider a stocks and shares ISA instead.
For more information on Individual Savings Account or to discuss any of the issues raised in this article, please contact your adviser, or call us directly on 0161 819 1131. Further information can also be found at https://paretofp.co.uk/insights/get-ready-to-beat-the-isa-deadline/ or on gov.uk
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