Archive for the ‘Companies’ Category


CalendarHow a company’s accounting periods are set, how accounting date can be changed, the filing deadlines, and the best choice of company year end.
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MoneyAs the tax year progresses, many owners of small limited companies want to know the maximum amount that they can pay themselves in dividends in the current tax year, before having to pay any higher rate tax.
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Cheque bookWhy it is so important that a limited company has a bank account in its own name, rather than continuing to use the business account of a previous business, even if the business name is the same.
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Piggy bank with moneyComparison of the different options for extracting surplus money from a small limited company which is becoming dormant, and the tax implications.
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PartyWith the Christmas season fast approaching, we would like to remind all employers about the possibilities for entertaining the company employees (which includes directors), while getting full tax relief.
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Accounts booksThis post follows on from an earlier post about the difference between a company, a business, and trading name. It will compare the option of combining all businesses into one limited company, with having a separate company for each business.
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End signThe background to closing down a limited company, and an outline of the steps needed in a straightforward case where the company is able to pay all of its debts.
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ChartWhere a person is planning on running more than one business, he often wants to know whether he can run them all under one limited company, or whether it is better to have a different company for each business.
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Houses and moneyAs investing in buy-to-let rental properties has become more popular, we are often asked whether it is better to own such properties personally or through a limited company.
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From 6 April 2008, private limited companies no longer need to have a company secretary appointed.
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