There are tax consequences for both companies and directors relating to the issue of director’s loans. We will examine below some of the implications if a company facilitates loans to a director.
Here’s an example of the tax savings that could be made:
Take David, he sells a second home realising a gain of £100,000 and so has a capital gains tax liability at 28% i.e. £28,000. (presuming he has already used his annual exemption).
The employment allowance of £3,000 per year is available to most businesses and charities to be offset against their employers Class 1 NIC bill. The allowance can be claimed as part of the normal payroll process using either HMRC’s Basic PAYE Tools or using other commercial payroll software packages.
Research and development (R&D) tax credits were introduced for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in 2000 and for large companies in 2002. R&D credits are a corporation tax relief to encourage innovation and enterprise within the UK economy.