Employee Benefit Trusts until recently have been a popular method to avoid tax on personal income. This particular technique has now been effectively made redundant by the introduction of a "loan charge" on these type of payments. This is bad enough for the people who used it, but what is worse is that this charge is going to retrospectively apply back until 1999, potentially landing them with an enormous and unaffordable tax bill. In this article we examine this topic in greater detail and explore what your options are if you are affected.
One in seven of people in the UK are self-employed, with hundreds of thousands of Brits working as contractors providing additional knowledge, value, and capacity to the businesses and organisations they work for. We thought that now would be a good time to sit down and take stock of where we are in October 2018.
Director's loan accounts offer limited company directors a lot of freedom to both invest in their business and draw money from their business. Since the introduction of Real Time Information requiring up-to-date reporting on the payment of salaries, director’s loan accounts have become even more popular as directors use them to take “dividend-like payments” from their business on a regular basis.