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Paying family members

Regardless of the business structure (for example limited company or sole trader) it is possible to employ family members. This has some obvious advantages including matters of trust, reliance and such like, but providing employment and tax laws are adhered to, there may also be financial benefits. Firstly, it is generally permissible for a business …

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Director Dividend

If your company has been hit by the pandemic, you might be thinking of waiving your dividend or remuneration as a shareholder or director. Read more…

Waiver of dividends and remuneration Many companies are experiencing financial difficulties brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and there will be many instances where directors and shareholders will be considering waiving their right to company dividends and/or remuneration. Whilst this can be a straightforward process, there are certain administrative obligations that will need to be …

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If you need help on how to time dividends, read our short article that explains the basics

Timing dividends right could help save tax Timing the date of a dividend payment from a company can determine both the amount and the due date of the tax payable. This may be a particularly useful strategy in a close- or family-owned company. The dividend allowance, which was originally introduced from 6 April 2016, was …

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Are you prepared for the dividend allowance cut on your January 2020 tax return?

Dividend complexities The dividend allowance, which was originally introduced from 6 April 2016, was cut from £5,000 a year to £2,000 from 6 April 2018. The cut is likely to have a significant impact on employees and directors of small businesses who receive both salary and dividend payments.Many family-owned companies allocate dividends towards the end …

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Salary v dividend for 2019/20

A popular profits extraction strategy for personal and family companies is to extract a small salary, taking further profits as dividends. Where this strategy is pursued for 2019/20, what level should be the salary be set at to ensure the strategy remain tax efficient? SalaryAs well as being tax effective, taking a small salary is …

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Make the most of your allowances

The tax system contains a number of allowances which enable individuals to enjoy income and gains tax free. In seeking to maximise your tax-free income, it makes sense to take advantage of available allowances. The following are a selection of some of the allowances on offer. Personal allowanceIndividuals are entitled to a personal allowance each …

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