The following Corporation Tax guidance note Produced by Tolley in association with Anne Fairpo provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
In addition to considering the tax issues for shareholder, it may be necessary to do some planning for the business to be floated, including:
ensuring that all assets necessary to the running of the business are owed by the company, including intellectual property assets (it is not always clear who actually owns these, particularly where the company has grown over a long time) and real estate
separating out assets or trade which are not necessary for the business that is to be floated
incorporation of the business, where it is not already in a company
This planning should be done as early as possible, to minimise any associated tax costs.
Where assets used by the company are owned by shareholders, either as a deliberate policy where the premises are owned by a shareholder as part of tax planning, or accidenta
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