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Tax Webinars

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September Webinar: Tax Planning For Family Companies

23/09/2021 at 14:00 – 15:00

The seventh webinar in our series will be held on Thursday 23rd September at 2pm. 

Tax expert Lee Sharpe will be giving guidance on the key tax issues of particular relevance to personal and family companies, both from the perspective of the company itself and the directors and shareholders behind the company.

The webinar will cover:

  • Setting up a new company
  • Incorporating an existing company
  • Corporation tax
  • Relief for losses
  • The family company as an employer
  • Tax efficient extraction of profits
  • Directors' loan accounts

This webinar has been created for families considering whether to start a family company, as well as current directors of family businesses who'd like the most up to date tax planning tips and strategies. It will also be a useful refresher for accountants and tax planning professionals. 

Lee will be answering questions that have been sent in prior to the webinar. To send in a question, please email by 5pm Tuesday 21st September. 

By registering for this webinar you ensure that you will be sent a recording even if you are unable to attend live.

Previous webinars

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August Webinar: Property Taxation – Joint Ownership and Partnerships

The sixth webinar in our series covered up to date tax saving tips and strategies for taxpayers and advisers on joint ownership of property and different property partnership structures. You’ll learn how different types of property ownership provide different tax saving opportunities. 

In particular, Lee will covered:

 1.   Why joint or co-ownership?
2.    Basic legal position
3.    What is the difference between general co-ownership and partnership, and why does it matter?
4.    Key pitfalls / errors to look out for:
o    Settlements anti-avoidance
o    Spouses/ civil partners and Form 17
o    CGT and partnerships
o    SDLT and profit-sharing

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July Webinar: Tax Tips for Company Directors

The fifth webinar in our series looked at the latest tax planning strategies for directors of small or medium sized companies from all stages of a company’s life from incorporation through to cessation.

The webinar covered:

  • Incorporating a business: Sell your business to the company, or swap for shares?
  • Remember Capital Allowances (particularly with commercial property)
  • Alphabet shares
  • Optimising salary v dividends
  • Loan accounts, and why they can be useful, and why they can also be a pain
  • Timing is everything
  • Sweating the small stuff 
  • Punching out, or selling up

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May Webinar: How to Get Value Out of Your Company – Tax-Efficiently

The fourth webinar in our series looked at how to make sure you are getting the best out of your company, while pointing out some of the pitfalls to avoid.

The webinar covered:

  • George’s Long Con: How dividend taxation and corporate tax rates have been manipulated in just a few short years
  • The eternal question: Is incorporation still worth it?
  • The other eternal question: Salary or dividends?
  • It’s not about the money – Tax-efficient benefits 
  • Loans to directors – Not all bad
  • Putting your family to work
  • Long term planning: Selling and cashing out, company as Pension, and employee ownership trusts

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April Webinar: 'An Introduction to Trusts and Tax' by Lee Sharpe

The third webinar in our series focuses on the important topic of trusts. Many people think that property trusts are complicated and expensive to run, but in reality, they are simple to form and when you know how to use property trusts correctly, they can help reduce your taxes and save you money. 

Presented by tax expert Lee Sharpe, he explains:

  • The different types of trust, when they might be used and how they are taxed once they are running
  • Setting up and ending trusts
  • Tax saving using trusts
  • “Special” trusts for 18 - 25s or disabled people
  • And more

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March Webinar: 'Directors' Loan Accounts - Don't Get Caught Out' by Lee Sharpe

Hosted by tax expert Lee Sharpe, this webinar covers everything you need to know about how to use, and how not to use, directors' loan accounts.

This webinar is for any director of a family or personal company who wants to know the best tips to reduce their tax liability, while staying on the right side of the law and avoiding the common UK tax traps around directors' loan accounts.

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February Webinar: 'Landlord Tax Tips and Traps for Property Development & Conversions' by Lee Sharpe

This webinar focuses on key pitfalls and challenges that can catch landlords out when developing property, as well as tripping up some accountants and tax advisers. 

In particular, Lee discussed developing residential properties for re-sale and the multitude of traps that can occur. 

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