End of tax year considerations

Approaching the End of the UK Tax Year

With the UK tax year concluding on April 5th, 2024, it’s essential to be proactive about your financial arrangements. Here are some actionable insights to help you with tax-saving and financial planning:

Tax year

Understanding your UK tax residence

Your UK tax obligations hinge on factors like:

  • Tax residence
  • Domicile status
  • Asset location
  • Income source

Familiarise yourself with these to better manage your tax liabilities. Seek professional advice to further help with understanding your tax residence status.

Optimising ISA contributions 

Make the most of your £20,000 annual ISA allowance, which can be spread across Cash ISAs and Stocks & Shares ISAs. These offer tax-free growth and income.


If you have a UK pension, evaluate your pension contributions to capitalise on available tax reliefs. You can contribute up to £60,000 on or before April 5th and avail of tax relief on your savings.

Starting from April 6, 2024, the lifetime allowance for pensions will no longer exist. However, there will still be limits on how much pension savings you can withdraw without facing a tax penalty. Instead of the lifetime allowance, there will be new allowances in place.

Here are the three new allowances:

  • Lump sum allowance: £268,275
  • Lump sum and death benefit allowance: £1,073,100

Both of these limits determine the maximum amount you can receive in tax-free benefits.

  • Additionally, there’s an overseas transfer allowance of £1,073,100.

When you claim benefits, these allowances will be checked to see if you’re within the limits. If you have lifetime allowance protection, these limits might be higher for you. However, if you started taking benefits between April 5, 2006, and April 6, 2024, these allowances will be reduced.

It’s important to chat with a financial adviser about this to avoid any potential financial pitfalls.

Utilising Capital Gains Tax (CGT) allowance

The Capital Gains Allowance is a key consideration, especially as from the next tax year (2024/2025) the CGT allowance will be halving from £6,000 to £3,000, meaning if you have some Capital Gains which could be realised by the end of the tax year, it may be worth making the most of the final year of the £6,000 allowance.

Benefiting from charitable donations

If you donate to charities, using Gift Aid can boost your donation’s value and provide tax relief.

Inheritance tax position

Check your inheritance tax position if you are an expat. It’s important to review your inheritance tax position to ensure that your estate is structured in the most tax-efficient way. Seek professional advice to ensure you take advantage of all available exemptions and reliefs.

Make use of the £3,000 annual gift exemption to aid in estate planning and mitigate potential inheritance tax.

Maximising dividend allowance

If your investments yield dividends, ensure you benefit from the £2,000 tax-free dividend allowance.

Take note that the dividend allowance will be reduced to £500 per annum in the 2024/2025 tax year.


Remember, these strategies not only minimise your tax burden but also enhance your overall financial well-being. Effective tax planning is ongoing. At GSB, we’re committed to helping clients grasp these opportunities well in advance. Our dedicated team is at your service for tailored advice and support.

Tax Calendar for 2024/25

  • 5th: End of the 2023/24 tax year, marking the deadline for tax reliefs and exemptions.
  • 6th: Start of the 2024/25 tax year with new tax codes and allowances.
  • 19th: Final PAYE submission for 2023/24 tax year deadline for employers.
  • 30th: Penalties for unfiled self-assessment tax returns commence.

31st: Deadline for the self-employed to make the second ‘payment on account’ for the tax year.

  • 5th: Registration deadline with HMRC for 2024/25 tax year and the initial tax return submission deadline.
  • 31st: Deadline for paper tax return submissions for the 2023/24 tax year.

30th: Deadline for online tax return submission for automatic payment of owed taxes from pension/wages for 2024/25 tax year.

5th: Conclusion of the 2024/25 tax year.

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Contact GSB today if you would like to discuss any of these matters with our in-house team.


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