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Money Box Live: Year end tax planning

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 at 1502 GMT on Radio 4 and Online

If you fail to take advantage of this years tax free allowances and reliefs before the 5 April 2011, you could lose out.

So if you want to make the most of your exemptions or need some tax tips before the new financial year, talk to our tax experts on Wednesday.

From April 2011 there are new tax rules including changes to pension contributions, national insurance, reliefs for employer-supported childcare, corporation tax and furnished holiday lettings.

What allowances are you entitled to?

Can you carry forward any unused reliefs?

How much can you save in an ISA?

What rate do you pay on capital gains tax?

Can you offset losses on your investments against gains?

Should you transfer some of your assets to your spouse?

How much can you give away each year without paying inheritance tax?

Vincent Duggleby was joined by:

• Mike Warburton, Tax Director, Grant Thornton

• Anita Monteith, Tax Faculty Technical Manager, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producers: Diane Richardson



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