Currently a Junior Individual Savings Account (JISA) can be held by a child until the day they turn 18, the annual allowance for which is currently £9,000. On their 18th birthday, the child can open an adult stocks and shares ISA, the annual subscription which is currently £20,000. All pretty straightforward.
Now, for the interesting part – at present a child can open an adult cash ISA when they turn 16, benefiting from the full £20,000 adult allowance – a child can hold an adult cash ISA alongside a JISA whilst they are under 18.
So, with current allowances, a total of £29,000 can be paid into their ISAs in one tax year. Repeatable in the tax years they turn 17 and 18, contributions totalling £87,000 can be made in under three years.
It’s a wrap
For people looking to put money aside for their children or grandchildren, there are interesting tax wrapper opportunities out there. Now, that’s worth considering, isn’t it?
The value of investments can go down as well as up and you may not get back the full amount you invested. The past is not a guide to future performance and past performance may not necessarily be repeated.