A new tax year has begun and with it comes the chance to start your tax planning early, but why rush when there’s almost a year to go? Here are a few reasons:
- You can take advantage of various tax allowances available for the year, such as your Individual Savings Account (ISA) and pension annual allowances
- You’re likely to benefit from having your money invested for longer. Some interesting research1 has found that an investor could potentially lose up to £25,000 over 25 years by investing the maximum into their ISA at the end of the tax year rather than at the start
- If you can’t invest a lump sum, you can set up a regular payment into your ISA or pension, to spread the cost over 12 months
- Avoiding the last-minute rush allows you to get everything done
- You can establish a system for keeping track of all your income, expenses and other financial transactions throughout the year, helping you to budget
- There is time to research your options and get financial advice to make informed decisions.
Why not get the new tax year off to the best start – get in touch.
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