Income Tax: Made Simple discusses the fundamental concepts of taxation. It is addressed to the growing number of people, who need to have a better understanding of the effects of taxation on the financial side of life. This comprehensive text includes discussions of the UK's tax system and its administration; general principles of income tax; tax reform proposals; the taxation of husband and wife; capital allowances; taxation of employees; and taxation of dividends and other income. The final chapter on 'Tax Planning' sets out how the individual can reduce his or her tax bill at various stages during one's life-time. The book will be helpful to students of business law and accountancy preparing for examinations of all the major professional bodies, e.g., Institutes of Chartered Accountants, for England and Wales and Scotland, Institute of Bankers, Institute of Scottish Bankers, Association of Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators, Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, and the Law Society. It is also suitable for students on Degree Courses at Universities and Polytechnics and BTEC students in accountancy, business studies, and law.