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The Company Director's Manual

A Tips & Advice book about... 

In a nutshell

This book is an essential guide to keep you, as a company director, out of trouble and in the money. It clearly shows what your rights and obligations are and where the opportunities lie. It helps you easily find the answers to those gritty questions and frees up more of your valuable time.

In detail

In many respects, it's now harder than ever to succeed as a director. Just think about all the red tape, the form-filling, the never-ending rules and regulations. To help you deal with those tricky everyday problems, we've written this book. It provides you with a practical overview of:

  • Your responsibilities
    • Dealing with Companies House and legal formalities
    • Complying with your duties as a director
    • Avoiding personal liability
  • Your obligations
    • Getting to grips with legislation
    • Effective personnel management
    • Taking care of health and safety
    • Dealing with compliance and insurance
  • Your opportunities
    • Tax-effective profit extraction strategies
    • Maximising expenses claims
    • Involving family members
    • Legitimate use of loopholes

All the advice in this book has been tested by our experts and is safe to use. What's more, the Online Service includes a raft of ready-to-download documents to help you make the most of the advice.

We've created this Tips & Advice book especially for... 

Company directors that want to:

  • Be aware of their responsibilities and obligations
  • Save on tax and avoid personal liability
  • Free up more of their valuable time

Tax advisors that want to:

  • Help company directors comply with the rules and maximise opportunities to save money

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

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 book you'll read about...

Table of contents


Section 1 - Cars

1. The classic car solution

2. Tax breaks for environmentally friendly cars

3. Accessorising your company car

4. Selling a car to your company

5. Tax deduction for privately-owned cars

6. Reclaim VAT from mileage allowances

Section 2 - Capital gains tax

7. Gift of a holiday home

8. Using capital losses against your income tax bill

9. Tax and marriage breakdowns

10. Deferring the CGT bill on shares

11. Entrepreneurs’ relief for employees

12. Company share buy-back

13. Reducing CGT on gifts

14. CGT planning with children

Section 3 - Corporation tax

15. Buying a brand

16. Carrying back trading losses

17. Different accounting and tax treatment for expenses

18. How to manage outside investment

19. Reducing a group company’s tax bill

20. Researching and developing

21. Rolling over a capital gain

22. Reducing the tax cost of selling a company

23. Tax deduction for unpaid interest

24. Overdrawn loan accounts and dividends

Section 4 - Expenses and benefits

25. Tax and NI saving for trainees

26. Tax-efficient homeworking

27. Advance expenses tax efficiently

28. Mileage allowances for contractors

29. Alternative to the office party

30. Income protection insurance

31. Personal use of company assets

Section 5 - Inheritance tax

32. Double your business property relief

33. Giving away property

34. A DIY IHT loan plan

35. Loan and discounted gift schemes

Section 6 - Miscellaneous

36. Tax back on personal gifts

37. Avoiding the loan note trap

38. A trust for school fees

39. Making a profit from gift aid

40. EIS carry-back

41. Higher tax rate avoidance

42. Shift income without shifting the asset

Section 7 - Pensions

43. Maximise pension contribution limits

44. Save tax by deferring your state pension

45. Arrears of pension contributions

46. Transferring property as pension premiums

47. Transferring assets to your pension fund

48. Using your company as your pension fund

Section 8 - Profit extraction

49. Tax-free benefits - as long as you’re not close family

50. Spouse’s pension

51. Making use of personal losses in a company

52. Repaying share capital

53. Protecting your director’s loan account from NI

54. Phased share buy-backs

Section 9 - Property

55. Extending tax relief on property loans

56. Tax-efficient allocation of property income

57. Getting property out of your company

58. Using property rental losses

59. Tax relief on capital expenses

Section 10 - Remuneration

60. Maximising the tax-free savings from a company loan

61. Keep your tax rate down to 10%

62. Tax relief for your personal helper

63. Deferring tax on your bonus

64. Dividend waiver

65. Shifting assets to save tax

66. Taking frequent dividends

67. Justification for spouse’s salary

68. Salary sacrifice for tax-free subsistence

Section 11 - Appendices


Selling a car to your company

Gift of a holiday home

CGT planning with children

Tax and NI saving for trainees

Mileage allowances for contractors

A DIY IHT loan plan

Making a profit from gift aid

EIS carry-back

Transferring assets to your pension fund

Using your company as your pension fund

Repaying share capital

Salary sacrifice for tax-free subsistence





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