Tax Planning | Here Are the Steps on How to Do It

Written by: Liez Comendador
Written by: Liez Comendador
Tax Planning

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The United Kingdom has a complex and constantly changing tax system. Numerous tax reliefs and provisions are available to reduce tax liabilities legitimately without entering the more difficult territory of tax avoidance. The tax system has become so complicated over time that it has burdened tax payers with a barrage of responsibilities. With so many things to deal with, tax payers are bound to take advice on tax matters from a professional in order to meet all the guiding principles of taxation, and ensure that there’s no irregularity in their tax filing. We have created this blog to help you understand Tax Planning and the steps on how to do it.

Basics of Tax Planning?

The methodology used in examining a monetary arrangement or circumstance from a tax point of view is known as tax planning. In other words, guaranteeing tax proficiency is the objective of tax planning. With the assistance of tax planning, one can ensure that all components of a financial arrangement cooperate as proficiently as expected. Essential factors to achieve are lessening tax risk, and expanding the capacity to add to retirement plans. Tax planning entails several considerations.

Different disbursements are tended to by variables like size, the circumstance of income, timing of buys, and planning.”

Moreover, the picked speculations and the different retirement plans should go connected at the hip with the filing tax status and allowances to make the ideal result.

Basics of Tax Planning

What Factors Need to Be Considered in Creating Effective Tax Planning?

  • Tax planning is vital in every individual’s financial development because paying tax is required by all who fall in the requirements of the Income Tax bracket. Through tax planning, one can rationalize their tax payments to obtain noteworthy returns over a precise period, whilst assuming minimal risk. Furthermore, effective tax planning can assist in lowering a person’s tax liability. Let us demonstrate how our Legends approach tax planning for you.
  • Tax planning for any client starts with knowing the client and his business very well. For that, Legend Financial will always start with a CCR (Complimentary Client Review). Complete and in-depth research of the client is conducted concerning the industry and the company’s structure, as well as its size. CCR starts from checking the authorization status of the company with regulatory bodies and ends in listing down all the government subsidies and allowable expenses given to companies working under that particular industry.
  • All sources of income that the company is expected to have at the year-end, such as main revenue, investment income, director’s remuneration, rental income of spare office space, etc. Are all accounted for.
  • Once the advisor encapsulates all these factors in the planning stage, he makes sure the bookkeeping is catered to properly.
What Factors Need to Be Considered in Creating Effective Tax Planning?
  • Legend Financial is very clear in the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance. We do not want to get clients involved in a situation where they have to be questioned for their claims from government authorities.
  • Once the detailed homework regarding the (a) Industry (b) Client’s Business and (c) The Client’s Risk Assessment is done, the client is asked to provide information and trained to use different software and portals to upload essential information.
  • We make use of the 4 D’s:
    • Deducting,
    • Deferring,
    • Dividing,
    • Disguising

We make sure every step is taken within the framework of legislation, whilst simultaneously maximizing savings, so you can rest assured that we will get the best possible outcome for you and your taxes

  • Identifying tax credits & allowable expenses, utilizing them in the right way, and claiming tax at the right time, are examples of the different legal strategies we use to help our clients save taxes in the best possible way.
  • In the event that the customer is utilizing existing software, the evaluation incorporates a nitty gritty report of the customer’s product document. It takes a look at all parts of their business, from organization set up, to bank settlements, and creditor liabilities, to tax on sales. We likewise ensure that you utilize the most recent updates for programs to ensure that everything is set up and working properly.
  • After scrutiny, we produce a condensed report which contains anything we find concerning or requires changes, and arrange for a revision of these areas. Legend Financial utilizes a standard plan for every one of our reports, for certain discretionary varieties & for explicit ventures. A money-saving advantage report is likewise given to the customer to settle on the speculation expected to make the essential updates and redresses.
  • Legend Financial will ensure well-planned and well-structured bookkeeping for active and well-organized tax planning by fully integrating and harmonizing with our clients.
What Factors Need to Be Considered in Creating Effective Tax Planning?
  • Any existing and potential legal risks to the clients are also highly relevant in completing our CCR. We cannot overlook the potential risks while covering all the strengths and potentials of our clients.
  • If the client has several companies, we include them in our analysis, and consider the financial impact on the bookkeeping and reporting. 
  • In conclusion, our tax planning can be boiled down to knowing our client and their business from the inside out. Once our homework is complete, we know exactly how to use our expertise on the financials. We strive to do our best to save taxes and use all possible opportunities that our client can benefit from, including ones of which our client themselves don’t know about. 

Tax Planning for Retirement

You should create retirement income in a tax-efficient manner, as this will help you improve the life of your income. It is critical to consider your income tax situation and any other taxes you may be subject to, such as capital gains tax and inheritance tax.

Annuity funds are substantially more accessible at present, and you should think about how your cash is contributed or invested, and how your retirement needs are met. Keeping however much cash as could reasonably be expected in the tax coverings of an annuity and an ISA will boost your profits. Where conceivable, accessible retirement stipends and reliefs ought to be utilized, and all types of revenue should be considered for an effective tax structure.

Tax Loss Harvesting

Tax-loss harvesting is the act of offering protections at a loss to counterbalance a capital gains charge responsibility.”

Normally, this methodology is utilized to tie the affirmation of capital gains. Transient capital gains are normally taxed higher than long haul capital gains under government annual tax law. The cycle, in any case, may likewise be utilized to equipoise long-haul capital increases.

Assessment misfortune collecting or loss-harvesting is likewise alluded to as “misfortune selling.” This procedure is normally executed close to the furthest limit of the scheduled year, but can also happen during the tax year.

Tax loss-harvesting trades an undiscovered loss conjecture, consenting acclaim against any acknowledged escalations in the assortment. Until this point, the asset traded is then supplanted besides similar assets to keep up with the assortment’s reserve provision and expected vulnerability and return levels. 

How does Tax Planning Work?

How does Tax Planning Work?
Tax planning entails devising and implementing various strategies to reduce taxes paid in a given period. Minimizing a small business’s tax liability can free up funds for expenses, investments, or growth. Tax planning can thus serve as a source of working capital. When it comes to tax planning, there are two basic rules to follow. First and foremost, a small business should never incur additional expenses solely to obtain a tax deduction. While purchasing necessary equipment before the tax year can be a beneficial tax planning strategy, making unnecessary purchases is not. Second, whenever possible, a small business should try to postpone paying taxes. Tax deferrals enable the business to use that money interest-free and sometimes even earn interest until taxes are due.

Experts advise entrepreneurs and small business owners to hold formal tax planning sessions in the middle of each fiscal year.”

This approach will allow them to apply their strategies to the current year while also getting a head start on the following year. To save money, small business owners should maintain a personal awareness of tax planning issues. Even if they hire a professional bookkeeper or accountant, small business owners should keep track of their tax preparation to maximize deductions and tax savings. Whether or not an entrepreneur hires an outside expert, they should understand the basic provisions of the tax code.

Currently, the UK tax system provides various tax reliefs and allowances for individuals and businesses to encourage behaviors that aid in the economy’s recovery – from tax breaks for investing in new business equipment to tax breaks for passing assets down to future generations. If you are considering getting a tax plan, we can walk you through the concepts of tax planning and how it works.


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Faizan Rashid
Faizan Rashid
Faizan is a well-qualified accountant with a firm belief in a team environment, working to deadlines, is usually absolute as tax return deadlines are non-negotiable. He is highly regarded and the most experienced professional of Legend Financial.

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