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Personal and family companies – Optimal salary for 2021/22

Personal and family companies – Optimal salary for 2021/22 A popular profit extraction strategy for shareholders in personal and family companies is to pay a small salary and to extract further profits as dividends. The optimal salary will depend on whether the employmen...

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The difference between legal and illegal dividends

Legal v illegal dividends There are many differences between legal and illegal dividends that as a business you need to be aware of. Changed business conditions in light of the Coronavirus pandemic have caused many companies to review thei...

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Electric cars from April 2021 – what you need to know!

Electric cars from April 2021 For 2020/21, it was possible to enjoy an electric company car as a tax-free benefit. While this will no longer be the case for 2021/22, electric and low emission cars remain a tax-efficient benefit. How are electric cars taxed?...

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Are you trading? Tax implications you need to know about!

Are you trading? Lockdown restrictions have forced many businesses to close temporarily. Selling goods or clothes on sites such as eBay and Depop offers the opportunity to raise some much-needed cash in these difficult times. However, it is important that you know the asso...

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Extracting income from a family company with no retained profits

Extracting income from a family company with no retained profits The Covid-19 pandemic has had an adverse effect on millions of family companies, potentially reducing or eliminating profits. Where there is cash in the business that can be withdrawn, possibly because the bu...

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Making tax-free payments to employees working from home

Making tax-free payments to employees working from home As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many workers have been forced into working from home. While working from home saves the costs of commuting to the workplace and perhaps allows workers to adopt a mor...

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Reporting low emission cars – Changes from April 2020

Reporting low emission cars – Changes from April 2020 From 6 April 2020, new appropriate percentage bands – and new lower charges for low emission cars – will ...

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Giving money to charity to save inheritance tax

Giving money to charity to save inheritance tax One way to reduce the amount that the taxman takes from an estate in inheritance tax is to make a donation to charity. This is can be particularly tax effective. The donation is taken off your estate before inheritance tax is...

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The Budget 2020

The Budget 2020 Our summary focuses on the tax measures which may affect you, your family and your business. To help you decipher what was said we have included our own comments. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ...

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Changing a will after death

Changing a will after death As long as certain conditions are met, it is possible to change a will after death. This is known as a post-death variation, and it can be a useful tax planning tool. A post-death variation can be made to: ...

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