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Loans to directors

loans to directors Loans to directorsThe good news … a company can loan a director up to £10,000 without shareholder approval.

The bad news … HMRC consider interest free loans to directors as benefits in kind.

Where the loan (or total if more than one loan) is over £5,000 the benefit (interest), calculated at the HMRC official interest rate (currently 4% pa) is taxable and must be reported on form P11d by 6th July and included in the director’s personal tax return.

If the director pays the company interest (minimum 4% pa), there is no benefit in kind.
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Self Assessment Tax Return Checklist 2014-15

hrbs.biz tax return checklist for 2009 10 Self Assessment Tax Return Checklist 2014 15To help you collate the information you need to prepare your self assessment tax return we have prepared a useful checklist which you can download here.

In our experience, the list of income, deductions and capital transactions covers the majority of our clients but if you have other income, tax deductions or gains/losses not listed, you may need to include those on your tax return.

HM Revenue & Customs must receive your tax return by 31 January 2016 to avoid a penalty.

At HRBS we submit all tax returns and tax computations online. The earlier you prepare your accounts and tax return the better. You can claim any refunds promptly to help your cashflow and where tax is due; you will have plenty of time to plan your tax payments.

Read our guide on how your tax and NIC payments on account are calculated which explains the self assessment payment on account system.
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