Director/shareholders can at times find themselves in a situation where they have used business cash to fund personal purchases. It is important to record such transactions adequately in the company books to avoid potential issues with HMRC.
Dividend tax rules changed from 6th April 2016 onwards. All taxpayers, regardless of the rate at which they pay tax are entitled to a dividend allowance. From 6th April 2016 this was £5,000 and is set to be decreased to just £2,000 from 6th April 2018.
With the change from one tax year to the next comes a range of different tax rates, allowances and thresholds that can change the way in which you manage your taxes. A company director is typically paid a salary from the limited company, which is calculated very specifically to maximise tax-efficiency. Should you therefore increase or decrease your salary in this new tax year?