St. James's Place Tax Guide 2011-2012

St. James's Place Tax Guide 2011-2012

by WalterSinclair (Author), E.BarryLipkin (Author)


The annual St. James's Place Tax Guide is a reliable, practical and user-friendly guide which explains in simple terms how the UK tax system works and how best to minimise tax liabilities. It is designed both for private individuals needing advice on self-assessment and tax saving, and for professionals needing to check the latest rules. This 40th anniversary edition is fully updated to reflect the 2011-2012 tax system and the important changes announced for future years. Tax changes for the year are highlighted in the opening chapter, whilst the closing chapters give updated tax saving hints and tax tables. Some of the tax changes for 2011-12 included in this edition are: * Personal allowance increased to GBP7,475 subject to reduction for incomes over GBP100,000. * Gift Aid - improved rules * Company car scheme changes * Corporation tax rate reductions * New rules regarding foreign branches * Anti-avoidance provisions including new disguised remuneration rules * Improved ISA limits and a new ISA scheme for children. * Important changes to the pensions tax rules * Inheritance tax-a lower rate on death where at least 10 per cent of the estate is left to charity. * National Insurance Contributions- higher rates * Consultations regarding combining income tax and national insurance contributions at some future time.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Edition: 40th edition
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Published: 05 Aug 2011

ISBN 10: 0230280013
ISBN 13: 9780230280014

Media Reviews

Reviews of previous editions*:

'The bestselling tax guide is back and it's as authoritative as practical guidance on tax issues, which would benefit both students and professionals alike.' - Accounting Technician

'No other manual compares...the complete A-Z on Tax.' - The Times

'The best book ever written on taxation.' - The Daily Telegraph

'Acknowledged among consumers and professionals alike as the best book on the subject.' - The Independent

'Provides a complete guide to UK taxation...includes clear examples and explanations, tables and a glossary, with all items fully referenced and indexed for ease of use.' - Tax Journal

*Including editions of the book prior to it being published as the St. James's Place Tax Guide

Author Bio
WALTER SINCLAIR, FCA, has been a tax specialist for over 40 years. Having been a tax partner with two leading firms, he now acts independently. He has written many articles for specialist journals and the national press and is the author of various popular books on tax, including the St James's Place Tax Guide since its first publication as the Hambro Tax Guide in 1972.

E BARRY LIPKIN, LlB FCA ATII TEP is a long-standing contributor to the St. James's Place Tax Guide. Now in independent practice, after many years as a tax consultancy partner at a leading national firm, his experience in tax, trusts and related fields embraces consultancy, litigation, executorship, writing and lecturing.