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dividends

Dividend allowance - use it or lose it!

If you have not already taken a dividend from your company during the 2017/2018 tax year please be aware that to benefit from the £5,000 dividend allowance (0% tax rate) a dividend needs to be taken on or before 5 April 2018. 

Higher rate tax payers may be better off paying interest on the loan account rather than dividends

Ever since the introduction of the 7.5% increase in the rate of tax on dividends recently, it has been more tax efficient for owner managed business shareholders to pay interest on their loans to the company rather than pay themselves dividends.

Should we give shares to children and pay £5,000 dividends tax free?

The introduction of the £5,000 tax free dividend allowance has tempted many family company shareholders to give shares to other family members so that they can be paid £5,000 a year tax free. (Note that this allowance reduces to £2,000 from 6 April 2018).

Should we give shares to children and pay £5,000 dividends tax free?

The introduction of the £5,000 tax free dividend allowance has tempted many family company shareholders to give shares to other family members so that they can be paid £5,000 a year tax free. (Note that this allowance reduces to £2,000 from 6 April 2018).

Better to pay interest on your loan account than dividends if higher rate taxpayer

Ever since the introduction of the 7.5% increase in the rate of tax on dividends in April 2016, it has been more tax efficient for owner managed business shareholders to pay interest on their loans to the company rather than pay themselves dividends.

Better to pay interest on your loan account than dividends if higher rate taxpayer

Ever since the introduction of the 7.5% increase in the rate of tax on dividends in April 2016, it has been more tax efficient for owner managed business shareholders to pay interest on their loans to the company rather than pay themselves dividends.