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How much should I take as a salary?

One of the differences between being paid by an employer and running your own business is having to sort out your own pay. You can do this by taking a salary from your limited company - in the same way as a regular employee. Here are the benefits of taking a high or a low salary, without the jargon.

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What is a benefit in kind?

Benefits in kind are benefits that employees or directors receive from their company which aren’t included in their salary or wages. They’re also sometimes called ‘perks’ or ‘fringe benefits’. Not all benefits in kind are treated in the same way by the tax system, so here's what you need to know.

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Get Ready For End Of Tax Year

We’re fast approaching the end of the tax year on 5th April, and now is usually a good time to get to grips with any tax changes, so you can maximise your tax efficiency for the outgoing tax year and get your business prepared for the new tax year. You’ll also want to stay up-to-date with the rates and thresholds.

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What is Capital Gains Tax?

Capital Gains Tax comes into play when you make a profit from selling something you own. The important point to remember is that the tax is calculated on the profit you make, and not the amount you sold it for. As the name suggests, it’s all about the gain! Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to know.

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What is a director’s loan account?

This article will cover exactly what a director’s loan entails, the guidelines to abide by, and your tax obligations. This way you will avoid any, albeit unintentional, illicit activity. Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything you need to know about director’s loan accounts with as little waffle or jargon as possible.

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How to contact HMRC

HMRC's systems can be a little tricky to navigate, and you might not always know which department you're looking for. Thankfully, we've compiled a handy guide to point you in the right direction.

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