Tag Archives: Scottish Taxpayers

Scottish Budget 2018 – A bold budget, couched in uncertainty

Derek McKay’s job is like being in opposition. He can commit to spend what he thinks is best, and if the income doesn’t come in, he can point to the UK Government. As expected, he also suggested that whatever plans are in place are subject to change if and when the outcome of Brexit is […]

Income tax changes from 6 April 2018

The personal allowance for 2018/19 is £11,850. However, some individuals do not benefit from the full personal allowance. There is a reduction in the personal allowance for those with ‘adjusted net income’ over £100,000, which is £1 for every £2 of income above £100,000. So for 2018/19 there is no personal allowance where adjusted net […]

Tax Planning – New rates and bands on the way

Year End Tax Planning

The UK Budget set out an increase in the personal allowance, which rises from £11,500 in 2017/18 to £11,850 in 2018/19. The basic rate band is £33,500 in 2017/18 and £34,500 in 2018/19. So the threshold at which the 40% band applies increases from £45,000 to £46,350 for those who are entitled to the full […]