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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Which? Books (27 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844901327
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844901326
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 260,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An outstanding offering in the Which? Essential Guide series --Pensions World

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Tony Levene has been a financial journalist for over three decades. In 2008 he was voted Consumer Champion of the Year by Headline Money, and in 2010 he received a lifetime achievement award from the Association of British Insurers.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Paul Ell HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Aug 2012
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This 200+ page book will not comprehensively address many tax issues which, presumably, readers are buying it for. It's a relatively superficial overview of pretty much all personal taxation regimes from pensions to savings, to PAYE, to Stamp Duty and VAT. The book is laid out in accessible way - in the sense that it's not crammed full of text, instead having large bold blue titles, or white on blue titles, boxes offering tips, others directing readers to web sites etc. All this means that there is even less space for any detail but nonetheless because it is so wide ranging you will find something new.

If you are new to UK taxation then this book may well be for you. If you have a specific set of queries, the book probably won't provide sufficiently comprehensive information to meet your needs. It might direct you to a Which web page, or a HM Government Revenue and Customs site, but in practice Google will probably get you to the same place. You might also be better off with a website as the government continues to develop taxation policy on the fly no longer confined to the Budget or Autumn Statement. This seems to be particularly the case at the moment as the balancing act between economic growth and deficit reduction measures goes on.

So in conclusion, for a small group of people this book will be very useful. For most it will confirm what you already know and you'll find out a bit about taxes that are a little more obscure. If you've got a detailed question you likely won't find the answer here.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cheapjack on 4 Jun 2012
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This is OK background reading for someone with no idea of how the tax system works or trying to find out about a new area such as retiring or becoming self employed. Apart from the IHT allowances section which is ambiguous and confusing, its clearly written and well laid out.
But thats about it. Its all very general and if you understand the basics of tax and pensions you will learn little new.
Its brevity means that the contents should not be relied on without further research. There is no mention, for example of the different tax credits rules for over 60s.
It would perhaps be better to move pensions and even self employment into separate books which would enable more detailed information on the core topics. The ridiculous complexity of the tax system means a book like this cannot really be described as a 'handbook'. Read it as an intro by all means but to get the full picture this is no substitute for ploughing through the HMRC website.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harry Parsons on 4 Jan 2013
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This is an easy-to-read guide to taxes; well written and structured. It is a useful starting point but may not be so helpful for those who already have a basic knowledge.

There is plenty of good advice and it does explain things in easy to understand terms. It covers a wide range of scenarios so is worth a read before seeking professional help.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nicholas preece on 15 Jan 2013
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This was more staisfactory. It was more comprehensive than the Daily Mail Guide, and seemed to answer most of my requirements.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fraser the Frank Fish VINE VOICE on 19 Sep 2012
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No, don't expect to be moving to Monaco or Cayman after reading this book, you won't be an expert just yet. But that's not what this book is about. It is a handbook, and as such gives a relatively simple high level overview of the main taxes and the issues that arise.

It's not Tolleys, but it doesn't claim to be. A good starting point for those wanting to understand the system.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mardy Annie on 9 Sep 2013
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I bought this book to assist in completing my self-assessment tax return but it covers every aspect of personal taxation. Everything is explained clearly and simply.

I have not used any other book so cannot comment on comparisons but based on my experience, I would recommend it to anyone who needs a low cost guide to self-assessment and anyone who wants to navigate the twists and turns of the UK's tax system.

Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carl Burrows on 11 Aug 2013
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I really wanted the Daily Mail Tax guide 2013/2014 by Jane Vass.However, this does not appear to be available.The Daily Mail guide, in my opinion, is better formatted with more details for an individuals tax affairs.If I can get the Daily Mail guide for this current tax year I would like to order it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Phillips on 24 Jun 2013
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It is not as comprehensive as The Daily Mail Tax Guide. It does not list the tax thresh holds etc.,
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