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Are you a Johnson?

Are you a Johnson?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of eSmart Tax. All opinions are 100% mine. Here’s an interesting promotion that’s being run by an American Tax filing company called E-smart tax. They have a product that lets people file their tax returns online walking you through all the steps that are needed, collecting your information and preparing all the forms you need to submit. They have a number of different offerings ranging from Basic service which is…

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Watch out for those thresholds

Watch out for those thresholds

On the subject of paying attention to detail, there’s another thing you must always watch out for, and that’s thresholds. There are a number of systems out there that use graduated costs and knowing where the thresholds lie can help you save a packet. Let’s take house prices in the UK for example. There’s a tax on house purchases called “stamp duty” which is a graduated scale based on the price of the property. Here’s what the scale looks like:…

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Harbours of Resentment

Harbours of Resentment

I came across a really interesting article in FT talking about offshore jurisdictions and the pressure they are under because of the worsoning economic climate. I must say it is of personal interest as I’m based in the Isle of Man, but it’s also interesting to see how major economies around the world have started trying to look at their finances and trying to plug leaks. The article calls the UK’s threats towards the Isle of Man as .. a…

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