In an article published in September 2016's Taxation magazine, Craig Simpson, partner at Bates Weston Tax LLP, examines the treatment of surplus cash in a company. Tha article is written as a discussion document for fellow professional tax advisers, however it highlights a number of key points that a business owner might expect his adviser to cover.
The key points to consider are:
- the company's trading status for entrepreneur's relief
- the use of a holding company to provide basic asset protection from the trading company
- investment business demergers
- a company above the trading company could own income-only shares in the trading company or group