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Spouse's job description

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

Dividend checklist

Dividend checklistWhen you want to pay a dividend, there are a number of considerations to take into account to ensure it is valid. Our checklist will help you to establish that your dividends are up to scratch.DividendsDividends are amounts paid to ... Read more

Dividend voucher

Dividend voucherWhen your company pays a dividend it should provide each of the receiving  shareholders with a dividend voucher as a receipt for their records. Issue a voucherWhile not strictly necessary under company law, it's advisable for a compan... Read more

Director's loan account record

Director's loan account recordA taxable benefit in kind may arise where a director is provided with a loan, either interest free or at a rate of interest below HMRC's official rate. Use this document to calculate what, if anything, you need to declare ... Read more

Director's loan account write-off letter

Director's loan account write-off letterAn overdrawn director's loan account can be cleared by the company if the directors or shareholders agree to write the loan off. However, it must get the paperwork right.Reporting requirementsWhere a director or ... Read more

Director's loan agreement

Director's loan agreementA director shareholder doesn't have to sign a loan agreement when they borrow money from their company. The terms of borrowing can be agreed orally or just implied. However, in certain situations a director is required by compa... Read more

Interest payable on loan account minute

Interest payable on loan account minuteWhere a director's loan account is in credit, the board can agree to pay interest on the balance. This should be recorded in a board minute.When to use this board minuteIt's advisable to set out the terms and cond... Read more

Licence agreement

Licence agreementWhere your company makes a payment to you in return for being allowed to use your home or other property for its business, you should draw up an agreement to formalise the arrangement. A licence agreement, rather than a lease, provid... Read more

Dividend waiver

Dividend waiverA dividend waiver is a document produced by a sharelder to show that they have given up (waived) their right to one or more dividends that they would otherwise be entitled to. A waiver can be used in income tax and inheritance tax plan... Read more

Year-end bonus board minute

Year-end bonus board minuteBonuses for employees or directors declared after the year-end may only be accrued in the balance sheet if there was a "legal or constructive obligation at the balance sheet date" to make such payments. All other bonuses decl... Read more
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