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Salary v Dividends: 2017 and Beyond

A Tips & Advice Special Report about...

In a nutshell

This Special Report brings you quickly up to date with new rules on the taxation of dividends. Everyone who owns shares in a company has been affected since 6 April 2016 and dividends are set to become even more expensive from later this year. Careful tax planning is now more important than ever.

This Special Report helps you minimise the impact of these new rules, shows you how to work with them to stay tax efficient and develop an effective profit extraction strategy.

In detail

Our Special Report looks at every angle of the new rules. It covers:

  • The 2017/18 dividend tax rates
  • How the divident zero-rate band works
  • Extracting profit from your business tax efficiently
  • Detailed examples of the 2017/18 regime in action
  • The merits of incorporation
  • New anti-avoidance rules
  • Long-term tax planning

While you cannot avoid the dividend tax rules, our Special Report will help you minimise their effect and so save you tax.

We've created this Tips & Advice Special Report especially for... 

Anyone with a share portfolio, company owner managers and owners of unincorporated businesses with an eye on moving to a limited company that want to:

  • Stay tax efficient under the new rules
  • Develop an effective profit extraction strategy

You'll get the following free extras with this Tips & Advice Special Report... 

An Online Service with ready-to-use documents

  • To immediately apply our advice and solutions in practice
  • That you can easily adapt to suit your own requirements

In this Tips & Advice Special Report you'll read about...

Table of contents


Dividend tax in 2017/18

The employment allowance for director shareholders

Profit extraction for 2017/18

Is incorporation still worthwhile?

Recent changes

Planning going forward


Appendix 1. Total tax and NI payable at different profit levels

Appendix 2. Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act PART 4 - TAAR (distributions on a winding up)

Appendix 3. Checklist for paying dividends

Appendix 4. Timing interim and final dividends

Appendix 5. Scottish income tax rates and thresholds 2017/18

Appendix 6.Relevant earnings


Dividend voucher

Distributable profits board minute

Dividend waiver

Disincorporation relief claim

Director’s loan account record

You can choose from the following options...


  • The hard copy version
  • Keep it on your desk or use it whenever you're offline


  • The PDF-version
  • Delivered to your inbox

Take a look at your options below.

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