ISAs are a tax efficient ‘wrapper’ denoting their tax status. The underlying investments should provide the growth and income.
Should you take out a Cash ISA or a Stocks and Shares ISA?
Well, a cash ISA is generally ‘safe’ depending on your annual interest rate. If inflation is higher than the interest rate, then you will suffer ‘inflation risk’. Also, for a basic rate tax payer, there is now a £1,000 annual tax free interest allowance so if your ISA is unlikely to breach this and you can get a better interest rate in a standard account then that may be worth considering instead. Of course, if you intend to contribute fully to your ISA every tax year to build up a very large cash pot, then an ISA will always be more tax efficient.
Stocks & Shares ISAs are allowed to grow without regard to Capital Gains Tax, Tax on Fixed Interest Payments or Dividends Tax. This means that ALL of the Global Stockmarket returns go back into your portfolio or to provide you with a tax free income.
We at EJF help our Clients by sourcing the underlying ISA investments and regularly reviewing these with the Clients in order to build a tax efficient retirement income.
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