The one positive to draw from the new rules if you’re a family owned company is that there is no more ‘grossing up’ i.e. what is drawn goes directly to your tax return without being adjusted upwards from net to gross income which can cause confusion.
This can be helpful for things like tax credits and drawing a bit more without losing child benefit – as a reminder the thresholds are:
- Personal Allowance £11,000
- The 40% rate starts at £43,000
- Child benefit continues to be clawed back from £50,000 (MORE INFORMATION HERE)
- You start to lose your personal allowance from £100,000
For the smaller investor the first £5,000 can be useful as it is tax free now and will not attract higher and additional rate tax unless dividends exceed this amount. Any dividends above the £5,000 will be taxed as normal plus the new 7.5% dividend tax.
As usual, if you have any questions about Dividends, or anything else that concerns you, then please call us for a chat, or else contact us via the website here.