Company tax


To help ensure your company pays the least amount of tax possible


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Letter
Transactions in securities clearance letterĀ Income and corporation tax anti-avoidance rules apply to a wide range of transactions involving shares or securities in companies. To provide certainty over whether HMRC will consider that a transaction is... Read more
UPDATED06 Dec 2019
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Agreement
Settlement agreementWhen you want to prevent an employee from issuing proceedings in relation to the infringement of their statutory employment rights on termination of their employment, consider going down the settlement agreement route. This is an ... Read more
UPDATED06 Dec 2019
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Miscellaneous
Spouse's job descriptionA business can pay a salary to the spouse or other family member of its owner if they work for it. Having a formal job description will help justify the amount paid if HMRC decides to challenge it.spouse's payThe wages paid to a... Read more
UPDATED15 Nov 2019
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Agreement
Non-audit engagement letterWhen you provide accounting and/or taxation services to clients, best practice dictates that you should issue them with an engagement letter to set out your mutual rights and responsibilities.EngagementThe engagement letter ... Read more
UPDATED11 Nov 2019
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Checklist
EIS qualifying company checklistThe enterprise investment scheme (EIS) is a good way to incentivise external investors to buy shares and provide much needed capital for your trading company. Use this handy document as a first step to check whether yo... Read more
04 Sep 2019
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Clause
Employee contract pay in lieu of notice clauseIn the absence of an express payment in lieu of notice clause, you don't have the contractual right to terminate employment summarily upon making such a payment. This doesn't mean you can't do it, but you do... Read more
24 Jun 2019
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Letter
Social investment tax relief advance assurance letterIf you operate a qualifying social enterprise, you could attract potential investors using a government-approved tax relief.When can you request advance assurance?For social investment tax relief (... Read more
14 Feb 2019
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Checklist
Entrepreneurs' relief checklistWhen you sell or transfer all or part of your business you might be entitled to claim entrepreneurs' relief in respect of any capital gain you make. This means that the maximum rate of tax that will apply will be 10%. How... Read more
04 Jan 2019
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Letter
Company terminal loss relief claimIf your company incurs a loss in its final twelve months of trading, you could make a claim for a special form of relief.Terminal lossesA company which suffers a loss in its final twelve months of trading can carry b... Read more
08 Nov 2018
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Policy
Employee pool car agreementBanning private use is essential for a car to be considered a pool car by HMRC. A verbal ban may work but it's more sensible to require the employee to sign an agreement that specifically states that the car is not to be use... Read more
09 Oct 2018
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