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LISA: Make 2000 Pounds By The End Of April 2024

If you deposit £4000 in the UK government-backed Lifetime Individual Savings Account (LISA) before April 6th, and another £4000 before the end of April 2024, by the end of April 2024, you will have £10,000.

The LISA is one of many individual savings accounts that help you save or invest towards buying your first home or retirement without paying any tax on the interest you make. Yeah, if you make more than £500 interest on your cash savings in a UK bank account, as a higher rate taxpayer (40%), you must pay tax on it. This is where ISAs come in – to help shield your savings and investment profits from the HMRC. The ISA in the UK is synonymous with the Roth IRA in the US.

How do you get started with LISA?

Open a LISA account with a provider. Popular providers include Moneybox and most high-street banks. Moneybox is the most popular, with a very intuitive app and generous interest rates, in addition to the 25% already provided by the government.

Requirements:

  • You must be greater than 18 but less than 40 years old
  • You must be tax resident in the UK
  • You must not have exceeded £20,000 of your ISA allowance. Click here to read about the ISA allowance.

What can you do with this money?

You must use this money to buy your first house, or withdraw it after you are 60 years old; otherwise, you will face a 25% penalty if you attempt to withdraw it outside of these circumstances.

Other types of ISA accounts:

  • Cash ISA
  • Stocks and Share ISA
  • Junior ISA
  • Innovative finance ISA

Caveat:

  • The maximum value of the house you can buy with the LISA is £450,000. This must be your first home.
  • You lose some of your contribution and the government bonus if you try to withdraw it for purposes other than those listed above. For example, if you put in your hard-earned £8000 over 2 financial years, the 25% supplement from the government brings it to £10,000. If you withdraw it, you lose £2500 (25%) and end up with only £7500.

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