Wages and Dividends for 20-21

Here we outline the suggested combination of salary and dividends from your limited company to make best use of the tax rates and allowances. If you are looking at taking alternative combinations of salary and dividends, additional tax and NI will be due. Following the March budget, tax remains payable on all dividends in excess […]

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Wages and Dividends for 2019-20

Here we outline the suggested combination of salary and dividends from your limited company to make best use of the tax rates and allowances. If you are looking at taking alternative combinations of salary and dividends, additional tax and NI will be due. Tax will be payable on all dividends in excess of £2k so […]

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Taxation of the Family

Individuals are subject to a system of independent taxation so husbands and wives are taxed separately. This can give rise to valuable tax planning opportunities. Furthermore, the tax position of any children is important. Marriage breakdowns can also have a considerable impact for tax purposes. We highlight below the main areas of importance where advance […]

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Travel and Subsistence for Directors and Employees

Travelling and subsistence expenditure incurred by or on behalf of employees gives rise to many problems. We highlight below the main areas to consider in deciding whether tax relief is available on travel and subsistence. Employees with a Permanent Workplace Many employees have a place of work which they regularly attend and make occasional trips […]

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Loans to directors

This article concerns an announcement made in the Budget 2016 for which legislation will be introduced through the Finance Bill 2016. Where loans are made to directors and unpaid nine months after the company year end, the tax charge is now 32.5% for all funds drawn. […]

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Public Sector Contractors – all change from April 17!

Those who work in the public sector will be only too well aware of the additional scrutiny on the use of freelancers and how they operate their tax affairs. Over the last year, we have received calls from clients who have been asked to provide assurances about their IR35 status and tax affairs. Our advice […]

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Upcoming IR35 changes for contractors

The recent Autumn statement confirmed some major changes to the way that IR35 will be applied, in particular to the public sector. Here we will remind you what IR35 is about, what is changing and why there is a fear that the new reforms will leave a critical skill shortage of contractors in this sector. […]

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