Personal Tax: Tax Saving Tactics for Salary Earners

Tax Saving Tactics for Salary Earners

By Christopher Field FCCA

Tax Saving Tactics for Salary Earners

Please note this book was last updated in September 2013 so although many of the principles are still valid, some of the rates used in the book will have changed since publication.

Tax Saving Tactics for Salary Earners


The Contents of Tax Saving Tactics for Salary Earners

PART 1 – Salary Earners: Tax Basics

• How Much Tax Do Salary Earners Pay?

• How the Tax System Works

• Checking Your Tax Code

PART 2 – Tax-Free Benefits-in-Kind

• General Points about Benefits

• Childcare

• Mobile Phones

• Workplace Parking

• Computers

• Work Canteens

• Job-Related Accommodation

• Business Trips and Holidays

• Cheap Loans

• Long-Service Awards

• Staff Suggestion Schemes

• Gyms & Sports Facilities

• Relocation Expenses

• Eye Tests & Health Care

• Staff Parties

• Bicycles

• Public Transport

• Counselling

• Redundancy Training

• Life Insurance

• Gifts & Entertainment

• Trivial Benefits

PART 3 – Salary Sacrifice Schemes

• How Salary Sacrifice Works

• Salary Sacrifice Pensions

• Childcare Vouchers

• Company Cars

• Salary Sacrifice: Other Considerations

PART 4 – Tax-Free Expenses

• Introduction to Claiming Expenses

• Travel Expenses

• Subsistence

• Hotels

• Entertaining

• Working from Home

• Occupational Allowances

PART 5 – How to Protect Your Child Benefit

• Child Benefit Basics

• Protecting Child Benefit: Pension Contributions

• Protecting Child Benefit: Other Technique

PART 6 – Personal Service Companies

• Introduction

• How Do Companies Save You Tax?

• Splitting Income with Your Spouse or Partner

• IR35

PART 7 – Staff Share Schemes

• Introduction

• Share Incentive Plans (SIPs)

• Save as You Earn (SAYE) Share Options

• Enterprise Management Incentives

• Company Share Option Plans

PART 8 – Running a Part-time Business

• Part-time Businesses: How They Are Taxed

• Part-time Businesses: Expenses You Can Claim

• Part-time Businesses: Dealing with the Taxman

PART 9 – Domestic Tax Matters

• Hiring a Nanny

• Taking on a Lodger

Bonus Chapter – Recent/Future Tax Changes

• New Childcare Vouchers

• Employee Shareholders

• National Insurance Employment Allowance

• Tax-Free Loans

• Medical Interventions

• Employee Share Schemes


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