Simple ISA Question

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in ISAs & Tax-free Savings
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in ISAs & Tax-free Savings
I have paid the full allowance of £3600 into my IceSave ISA for this tax year - when I was setting it up I chose to have the interest paid annually into my linked account - not into the ISA account. I did this as I thought that because I had already paid in the full allowance I would not be able to add the interest to it as well. I am wrong about that?

If I do have the interest paid into the IceSave - it won't be paid until after the start of the new tax year - as I only opened the account a few weeks ago - will the interest added count as part of next years allowance of £3600?

I am a newbie to saving, now that most of my 'MoneyWorries' are behind me, so forgive the numpty question and thanks for any help.


  • HungerdungerHungerdunger Forumite
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    Basically you can ignore the interest you earn from ISAs when considering the £3,600 allowance. If you choose to have it added back into your ISA account it will help increase the total of tax-free savings for next year, and you will still be able to pay in a further £3,600 next year.

    If you are sure you don't need access to the interest, see if Icesave will allow you to change and have it paid into your ISA account.
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  • latecomerlatecomer Forumite
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    Definitely have it added to the ISA balance if you can as you will then gain tax-free interest on it too.
  • Thanks very much Hungerdunger :T & latecomer :T - I have already logged on to ask for the interest to be added back into the ISA.

    Thank-you both. :j
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